1984 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo
Presenting This 1984 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo Sports Saloon with a superb low mileage of just 71,000 miles
- Formally the property of Barrie Jenkins - 'THE ANIMALS' Drummer -
Equipped with highly polished burr walnut veneers, twin headlamp conversion, stainless steel exhaust system, 16' alloy road wheels shod with the correct 'Avon' tyres, matching lambs wool over-rugs, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather & burr walnut rear picnic tables, rear foot stalls, front driving lamps, town & country dual note horns, 'Turbo' lower wing badges, colour coded radiator shell with polished stainless steel veins, chrome bonnet strip, full electric windows, electric mirrors, fully adjustable electric seats, digital information panel with outside temprature, air conditioning, original green tinted Triplex glass, upgraded stereo & C.D. player system
Finished in Ice Green metallic over Ivory with hand finished twin fine lines
Our example today is one of the finest currently available, the coachwork gleams with a fantastic deep lustre throughout
Upon inspection, the underside is in remarkable order clearly benefiting from annual Wayoyl treatments & careful garage storage from true marque enthusiasts. The engine bay has been lovingly detailed & is simply fantastic throughout - a real sight to behold!
Specified with full cream hide piped Green, Green hide roll top & Cream knee roll
The leather upholstery is totally charming throughout, the original light green wilton carpets are totally unmarked as are the highly polished burr walnut veneers which are also perfect - Very hard to replicate
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION:
Upon arrival in Wimbledon, our workshop carried out a through road test & was impressed at how this now thirty - five year old 'Mulsanne Turbo' performed without flaw & displaying perfect temperature & oil pressure
This example has been exceptionally well cared for since new with low mileage & an excellent service history file
Originally supplied by 'Broughtons of Cheltenham' Rolls Royce & Bentley main dealership & later owned by Barrie Jenkins
"Leicester-born drummer Barry Jenkins (sometimes referred to as Barrie Jenkins) had the good fortune to be in three successful bands during the '60s. In 1963, at the age of 19, he was recruited into the ranks of the Nashville Teens, a hard-rocking outfit from Weybridge, Surrey, succeeding Roger Groom, their original drummer. Jenkins joined just as the band broke out of their local music scene by way of a stay in Hamburg, Germany, where they were a big hit at the Star Club, so much so that they were pressed into service as the backing band for Jerry Lee Lewis at a gig that became the American rock & roller's Live at the Star Club LP -- that album has achieved legendary status and remains in print on CD some 40 years after it was recorded. Back in England, the group was signed to Decca Records and cut their biggest single, "Tobacco Road," which reached number six in England and number ten in America. The group was never to repeat its success, though they did enjoy a second U.K. hit with "Google Eye." Jenkins, as much as anyone else in the band, defined the Nashville Teens' sound with his pounding, pile-driver beat. They impressed visiting American rock & roll stars enough to qualify as their backing band, performing this service for Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins, among others, and they also recorded nearly an album's worth of material with Perkins during 1964. Somewhere in the course of touring, Jenkins made the acquaintance of Eric Burdon, the lead singer of the Animals, who was impressed with both the drummer's ability and his affable personality. In March of 1966, when original drummer John Steel quit the Animals, Jenkins was asked to replace him. There was no audition, just a fait accompli announced by Burdon and the group's manager, which led to the increasing disaffection of Chas Chandler, who as the Animals' bassist constituted the other half of the group's rhythm section. Jenkins played on the last recordings by the original Animals, including the single "Don't Bring Me Down" and the Animalism album, which is usually regarded as the finest LP in the group's history. When Burdon and the band's management subsequently dissolved the original group's lineup amid increasing acrimony over finances and personalities, Jenkins was the only one who remained. Jenkins was essential in helping Burdon recruit the lineup of what became known officially as Eric Burdon & the Animals. Having previously worked in Hamburg with guitarist Albert Lee and bassist Bruce Waddell, both of Chris Farlowe's band the Thunderbirds, Jenkins approached them about joining the Animals but was turned down. Finally, a new lineup of Danny McCulloch on bass, John Weider on guitar and violin, and Vic Briggs on guitars and various assorted instruments was recruited. Jenkins helped keep the new band's hard rock credentials current, his beat holding together some of the more ambitious (some would say overly pretentious) album tracks during the next two years, and he occasionally added to the range of unusual sounds heard on some of the psychedelic tracks, playing various exotic percussion instruments. The most agreeable personality in the band, Jenkins lasted through two lineup shifts, right up until late 1968 and the Love Is album, after which this version of the Animals went their separate ways. Jenkins later turned up as one of three drummers (part of what were virtually all-star sessions) on ex-Action lead singer Reg King's self-titled 1971 solo album on United Artists. He hasn't been heard from much in a recording vein since, although his best sides from the '60s with all three bands displaying raw power on the Nashville Teens tracks and amazing subtlety on some of the later Animals songs continue to surface on CD releases."
We have the pleasure of offering this 'Mulsanne Turbo' for the third time. We originally purchased the Bentley from the musician Barrie Jenkins & then supplied her to a keen collector in West Sussex. Sadly after a house move, he lost his vital garage storage & we was once again looking for the next enthusiast to take ownership. Almost straight away, the Mulsanne was aquired by a charming elderly gentleman who has since only covered circa 100 dry miles & has decided to retire from driving
Viewing the history file is certainly something you need to tackle with plenty of spare time! There is a huge amount of bills & documents spanning the past thirty five years including a full maintenance programme by Rolls Royce/Bentley main dealers & marque specialists, 22 previous MoT certificates, full ownership records, owners guides & original 'Mulsanne Turbo' book pack
A fantastic motor car that was produced for just three years with only 496 cars delivered
A real investment for the future with much recent exdenditure & mechanical work carried out, she is perfect for daily driving or trips across Europe!
PRICING & DETAILS:
Supplied with a fresh 1 Years MoT, FREE warranty & Pre Delivery Inspection
- £ SOLD -
This vehicle is at our Wimbledon showrooms ready for viewing. We can arrange or assist with all your transportation requirements - UK or Worldwide, just ask for a quote.
Office: 0208 540 8180
David Bailey: 07908 336229
John Bailey: 07836 671170
Part exchanges are welcomed