1990 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL TWO DOOR CONVERTIBLE
1990 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL TWO DOOR CONVERTIBLE
1990 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL TWO DOOR CONVERTIBLE
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1990 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL TWO DOOR CONVERTIBLE

COACHWORK BY MULLINER PARK WARD VIN SCBZD02D9LCX30295

Details
1990 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL TWO DOOR CONVERTIBLE
COACHWORK BY MULLINER PARK WARD VIN SCBZD02D9LCX30295
Black with black leather interior and a black top
RWD (rear-wheel drive)
automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline engine with displacement: 6750 cm3 / 411.9 cui, advertised power: 160 kW / 215 hp / 218 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 540 Nm / 398 lb-ft,
Left hand drive

Provenance
Purchased by Sir Elton John, 1992.
Further details
Except as otherwise provided in Paragraph E of the Conditions of Sale, this lot is sold as is, with no representations or warranties, expressed or implied. THE CONSIGNOR(S) AND CHRISTIE’S SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Christie’s staff are not vehicle specialists and it is the ultimate responsibility of the buyer to carry out any inspection(s) as the Buyer thinks necessary before bidding. The Buyer is fully responsible for inspections and verification of the condition and completeness of the motor car purchased. Please contact the Decorative Arts Department at 212 636 2236 to arrange an appointment to visually inspect the car.
Removal of Purchased Motor Car. The Buyer must remove this lot from a third-party off-site storage facility within thirty (30) days following the auction. The Buyer is responsible for all removal and shipping arrangements and related risks and liabilities. If the lot in not removed within thirty (30) days following the auction, the Buyer will be charged a monthly storage fee until the lot is collected. Please note that the Buyer is required to insure the lot at any time after the thirty (30) days following the auction.
For complete terms and conditions for this lot, please see the Conditions of Sale.

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Lot Essay

When I first bought the black Bentley Continental in the 1990’s, I was astonished by the beauty of the car. I also loved its sexy dark walnut interior and exquisite detailing. And the smell! Decades later, the car STILL has the most gorgeous smell from the butter soft black leather seats.
I first drove the car in Los Angeles. I made a lot of trips up and down the Pacific Coast Highway. There is no place better in California to drive a convertible sedan with the roof down and the sea air gently blowing in your face. I particularly remember one beautiful drive up the coast to San Simeon with radio hits blaring away.
When I moved to Atlanta, I decided to bring my beloved convertible Bentley with me. It caused quite a stir whenever I took it out in town. I made many trips to visit my favourite photographic gallery, as I began the process of learning and building my photo collection. The balmy Atlanta weather and the sweet smell of magnolias were the perfect accompaniments for southern roof-down driving.
After a few Summers at our house in the South of France, I decided it was time for the Bentley to cross the Atlantic and turn heads on the Côte d’Azur. We made countless trips up and down the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, with the sparkling stars guiding us to our favourite restaurant. Whenever I went shopping in Monaco, we’d valet park the car at the Hotel de Paris. The doormen would always give the Bentley prime position in the forecourt of the hotel. Every time we returned to collect the car, there would be a small gathering of tourists having their photos taken next to its elegant beauty.
- Sir Elton John, 2023

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