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Friday, November 11, 2011

The Wheeler Dealers 1984 Bentley Mulsanne is Down Under

A while back the boys at Flying Spares in Warwickshire, well known for the saying 'beyond economical repair' managed to convince the TV show Wheeler Dealers to do up a shabby looking 1984 Bentley Mulsanne.

Here is the show if you have a spare 30 minutes. It's great!

It certainly is one impressive job.

The updating of the headlamps and the mesh grill make such a difference. As does painting the headlamp surrounds and bumper bars. It makes the car look about 10 years newer!

What is quite handy about Flying Spares is their online catalogue, so you can do the same if not more than the Wheeler Dealers.

For example, what a mesh grill? Get one for £400.00 here. Want an 1988 front spoiler? Flying Spares has then for £575.00 here. Want the very popular twin round headlamp conversion kit? Yep, for you £600.00 here.

But you can even go further if you want to. Like clear indicator lenses and Mulliner side vents. Check out my photoshop demos here. Clear lends lamp kits are £300.00 from Flying Spares here. Not sure if Flying Spares sell Mulliner side or wing vents, but the probably do!

So, where do you think the car has ended up?

How about the other side of the earth. Australia.

Yep, the car was imported by a person who bought the car in England, and shipped it down under.

Look closely and you will see a red Holden ute in the background.

The car was then advertised on ebay in Australia in April this year and was for sale in Yarraville Melbourne.

The colour coded bumper bars really do make this car look fresher. Impressive.

Last month it was spotted in McLaren Vale, South Australia by a PistonHeader here.

It had South Australian trade number plates on the car, simply covering the UK registration plates.

This means that it has most likely not been registered in Australia yet. Interesting.

I wonder if it will be for sale soon?


At 7:59 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was under the impression that Bentleys had tachometers, whereas Rolls-Royces didn't! Is it possible that this car started life as a Rolls-Royce and was converted, or am I mistaken?

At 1:12 pm, Blogger bentleyspotting said...

Nice spotting. Bentley Turbos do, however this car is a Mulsanne, so it is a Spirit with a different grille. However you could not tell it is a Mulsanne after the work done to it.

At 6:23 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is owned by an unqualified backyard Europen car 'mechanic' at McLaren vale and it is now a hire car in a fleet of several Daimler DS420's and a lovely 1992 Daimler Double Six VDP all hire cars.....sigh!!! such a shame!!!! . I have ridden in it , suspension is very Rolls Royce....Sadly! Just like my parents 1988 Silver Spirit Mind you I'd much rather have the firmer true Bentley suspension to be found on a Proper Turbo R !!!!


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