1988 Bentley Continental DHC

Price: US $35,100.00 Item location: San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
  • Make: Bentley
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: DHC
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 39,191
  • VIN: SCBZD02A9JCX22023
  • Color: Magnolia White
  • Engine size: 6.75 Liter V8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Passenger Airbag
  • Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1988 Bentley Other

Concours Winner Maintained Without Regard to Expense

Some days just work out. Since neither of my PMCs are runningit was looking like I’d just be driving my everyday car and parking in thespectator lot to spend the day judging at a Southern California Concours d’Elegance.

Then out of the blue I was offered a rather spectacularBentley for the weekend; a 1988 Bentley Continental MPW DHC(SCBZDOO2). It’s the second time I’ve encountered this car and it’sbeen a pleasure each time. The car is fitted with crystal cocktail sets inthe door pockets picnic tables and a William Rau steering wheel thatcomplements the interior perfectly.

In its lifetime it has made its wayfrom Bethesda (MD) through Boca Raton St. Louis and Charleston(SC) on its way to our concours at Santa Anita while traveling only39000 miles.The Continental of this period is unique in history; an importantpart of the decision to bring the Bentley brand back to prominence.

In the S-Series days it was a lightened car intended to improve highspeed touring on the “Continent.” With the Shadow’s change to unibodyconstruction true coachbuilt cars from private firms became a thingof the past. This meant that Rolls-Royce could no longer produce aContinental chassis and ship it to a coachbuilder to fit a unique body toit. So the Continental disappeared for nearly 20 years until 1984. Thename was revived for those who felt that the name Corniche was simplytoo common; only about 10 percent of the convertibles produced in this erawere Continentals.

Along with its Mulliner Park Ward coachwork it isdistinguished from other Bentleys by its body colour grille.This beautiful PMC won 1st Place Concours – CouchbuiltMPW Corniche & Camargue Series at the RROC So Cal Concoursd’Elegance on March 28th at Santa Anita. The Bentley also was selected for the cover of the prestigious Rolls Royce Owner's Club magazine of Southern California (see photo of actual magazine).

The name Bentley has become synonymous with elegance perfection and uncompromising standards. Bentley has been producing quality performance cars since 1919 with six first place finishes at the 24 Hours of LeMans the most recent in 2003. A ride comparable to no other it doesn’t get any better than this. Impeccable attention to detail and unparalleled excellence is what defines the Bentley marquee. Mulliner Park Ward the coach builder of this masterpiece is renown world-wide for sculpting some of the most magnificent automobiles every built.

This Classic will be an attractive addition to any collection of high quality motorcars. Whether someone islooking for pure driving luxury or an investment that will turn heads this drophead will fit the bill.

SCBZDO2A9JCX22023has been maintained without regard to expense and comes with receipts demonstrating the passion this owner showed in caring for this car.

Take a careful look at the imagesto validate the care that this classic has received. From the luxurious supple leather seats to the exquisitely finished burl wood dash to the private compartment in each door concealing your personal taste; you will note the care given to every last detail. This classic is the very best.

CONTACT: For additional information call BlueChip Motorcars at (949) 496-3000. Or log onto www.BlueChipMotorcars.com or visit BlueChip Motorcars in San Juan Capistrano California.


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed. The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please email us if you would like to see the car in person. If you prefer we can arrange to have a qualified independent professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).

It is the buyer’s responsibility to verifythat all of the seller’s information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle.

Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $1000.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!) bank check cashier's check PayPal or bank transfer (preferred).

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This vehicle is being sold as is with no warranty expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description authenticity genuineness or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith.

No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness imperfection defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely.

The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made we will exercise a generally accepted standard of care but the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made.Before delivery of the vehicle the winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license sign the Buyer’s Guide and in CA; sign an Agreement to furnish Insurance.

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As you may know depending on the source the term “matching numbers or factory correct” may mean many things to many people. Purists might define it as a car with every possible window crank dash knob or even every nut and bolt is original to the car from the time it left the production line. Although some classic cars do exist in that rare condition most do not.

The majority of classic cars on the market were at some point in their ownership restored or repaired with NOS parts (new old stock) or licensed reproduction parts. Whenever the information is available to us about the use of these parts BlueChip Motorcars will gladly pass it along to the potential buyer.

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