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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Bentley Sports Estate

This Bentley Sports Estate is one very special car to do the grocery run in.



It has a bit more room in the back than standard.



Take a look yourself.



It was made by Jankel and is based on the Bentley Turbo R.





The car is badged a Bentley Val d'Isere, but is different to the standard Jankel made Estate or station wagon as it has a unique front end. The standard Bentley Val d'Isere had a Bentley Turbo R front.



This car sports a similar look up front to the Bentley Continential R, not the Bentley Turbo R standard Val d'Isere.



It is presumed that this car was specially coachbuilt for the Royal Family of Brunei.



It features a hydraulic four wheel drive system, where two motors are fitted to the front hub section on the front wheels, and are driven by a hydraulic pump connected to the transmission. Quite unique. It is for first gear only and disengages after 30mph.



A total of fifteen Bentley Sports Estates were made for the Royal Family of Brunei. The first in 1991, followed by six more cars in 1993, and a final run of eight cars in 1995.



Here are the VIN numbers of the Bentley Sports Estate Car made for the Royal Family of Brunei.

SCBZR03AXMCH35659 Bentley Sports estate car KE 8719
SCBZH04D8PCH00201 Bentley Sports estate car DPD
SCBZH04DXPCH00202 Bentley Sports estate car BM 9977
SCBZH04D3PCH00204 Bentley Sports estate car KF 1973
SCBZH04D5PCH00205 Bentley Sports estate car BN 1968
SCBZH04D7PCH00206 Bentley Sports estate car KF 1954
SCBZH04D2PCH00209 Bentley Sports estate car BN 1338
SCBZH04A0SCH00210 Bentley Sports estate car KF 9966
SCZBH04A2SCH00211 Bentley Sports estate car KF 8866
SCBZH04A4SCH00212 Bentley Sports estate car
SCBZH04A6SCH00213 Bentley Sports estate car BN 8999
SCBZH04A8SCH00214 Bentley Sports estate car BP 1954
SCBZH04AXSCH00215 Bentley Sports estate car BN 3000
SCBZH04A1SCH00216 Bentley Sports estate car KF 9955
SCBZH04C1SCH00217 Bentley Sports estate car BP 3999

It is presumed that this car is SCBZR03AXMCH35659 the first car made in 1991. This car was featured on Bentley Spotting a year ago when it was for sale by The Chelsea Workshop London. The previous post is here. The car is still for sale at the same price of £135,000.



What really is unique about this car is the front. It is certainly far from standard.

The Bentley Sports Estate has Bentley Continential R front indicators, and under headlight mesh also from the Continential R.



What is not on any other cars known is mesh around the front circular headlights. Very unique. Very bespoke.



The car certainly look the part. One very nice shopping companion.

Pictures courtesy (Street Super Cars, Basman007 from Supercars.net)

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