Bentley Continental R – Le Mans Edition 2001

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Vehicle Description

Bentley Continental R – Le Mans Series 2001 in Black Oriole with Black Main hide and Spruce Green Secondary hide to include the underside of the dashboard top-roll, inside of the centre console and through the armrests and door pockets. A combination of Engine Turned Aluminium panels to the dashboard and Piano black wood to the door cappings.

One owner from new with 59,248 miles.


The Continental R Le Mans was available in 3 unique colours: Silver Storm – Black Oriole –  Le Mans Racing Green.


1 of only 12 RHD examples produced for the world market


Backgrounds of this model.

Bentley launched this limited Le Mans editions to celebrate the occasion of Bentley’s return after 71 years to racing at Le Mans. Production was planned of 50 Le Mans editions of the Continental R Mulliner. Actually 46 examples were manufactured of the Continental R Le Mans. The Le Mans editions didn’t replace any other model but were special editions of existing models. The Continental R Le Mans was a specially enhanced edition of the Continental R Mulliner edition.

General characteristics.

420 bhp at 4000 rpm and 875 Nm at 2200 rpm.

Outside specifications.

Exclusive “Quad” exhaust tail pipes.
Ducting vents in the front wing.
Wide wheel arches and sports bumpers.
Red brake calipers.
“Le Mans Series” badges on the front quarter panel.
5-spoke sport wheels with red brake callipers.

20mm Wider Trac giving a broader stance and more purposful appearence.

Interior specifications.

Unique instruments with a Dark Racing Green background colour.
“Le Mans Series” lettering on the Speedometer and Rev Counter.
Straight grain Walnut, Burr Walnut, Turned Aluminium or Piano Black options with the Bentley wings etched in intricate detail and inlaid into the waist rails of the doors as well as into the dashboard.
Winged B motifs embroidered into the headrests of the two-tone, perforated hide upholstery.
Exclusive chrome and leather design of the gear lever.
Drilled pedals.
Unique treadplate plaques.

This Bentley has been subject to a Global Refresh by Phantom Motor Cars Ltd to include a No 3 Hydraulic Service. New front & back Brake callipers in red. New brake discs & Pads. Front and Rear Suspension rebuild with new Caster & Camber Complaint Bushes. CCD1000 4-Wheel alignment. Subject to Significant Expense & Attention to Detail.


This Continental can be accurately described as Concours Condition and you really can’t say that about many cars.


This Bentley was runner-up at the Hampton Court Concours of Elegance on September 3rd 2023