1988 Bentley Continental was owned originally by the CEO of Electrolux
who used it at his Florida vacation home. The car was shipped with
three options: The steering wheel was covered in leather to match
the rest of the interior, picnic tables were fitted to the rear
of the seats, and four crystal glasses were included in each cocktail
cubby instead of the usual two. For some reason, the original owner
did not like the Royal Blue paint as shipped, so he repainted the
car a Firemist Blue Metallic.
second owner, a Chicago area businessman, purchased the car in 1995.
He also kept the car at his Florida vacation home. The car was in
great low mileage condition, but the paint was not "correct",
so he repainted the car (at considerable expense) to a proper 1988
Bentley color, Cobalt Blue. The second owner spared no expense in
maintenance, but eventually wanted a 4-door car, so he traded it
in to Vantage Motor Works.
am the third owner, a Houston marketing professional. I purchased
the car from Vantage in late 2003. The car had traveled only 20,000
miles in 15 years.