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1988 Bentley Mulsanne S - Lucille Ball's and Gary Morton's Bentley

Make: Bentley
Model: Mulsanne
Trim: Tan hide
Year: 1988
Mileage: 38,600
Color: Magnolia
Engine: Automatic
Interior color: Fawn
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Woodland Hills, California, United States

1988 Bentley Mulsanne Tan hide Additional Info:

Do you love Lucy? If you do, then you’ll just love this pristine Bentley Mulsanne S formerly owned by Lucille Ball and husband Gary Morton…

Legendary comedienne Lucille Ball and her husband, Gary Morton, purchased this stunning ivory colored Bentley at Beverly Hills Rolls-Royce just one year before her death. According to Auctions America’s 2014 research for its sale, this 1988 Bentley was one of Lucy’s last vehicles and Gary Morton sold it to its next owner in 1991. Today, it has only 39,800 babied original miles and is in impeccable condition inside and out. All the original magnolia paint, tan Connolly leather interior restored, Julian fawn headlining cloth, deep fawn carpeting, and straight-grain walnut wood veneers are virtually flawless. Included with the sale are very extensive service records showing thousands of dollars in maintenance, lamb’s wool carpet overlays, factory hazard roadside kit, owner’s manual, and the custom made monogrammed dash cover with the initials of Lucy’s husband, Gary Morton. This collector owned Bentley has been meticulously maintained since new and is ready for the next owner to enjoy for many years.

Named after the legendary Mulsanne Straight at LeMans, the new Bentley Mulsanne of 1980 perfectly exemplified the spirit of Bentley Motors and their sporting heritage. Rolls-Royce offered the Bentley marque to clients who wanted ultimate luxury, but still wished to remain relatively understated. For 1987, a revised version called the Mulsanne S was introduced. The S featured the Turbo R style of center console and instrumentation to give the Mulsanne a more distinctly sporting character. Updated alloy wheels, more modern interior appointments and firmer suspension for a sportier ride were all welcome highlights.
Center dash interior wood was redone last month by Madera Concepts in Santa Barbara

· Interior leather on driver’s seat has been replaced and the rest has been reconditioned by skilled craftsman and looks as new

· Bumpers are incredible – no scuffs or cracks

· No cracking on the dash or wood veneers

· Car has been meticulously serviced and is well known by Yorks and Lancs of Chatsworth, California, for a collector’s stable of high-end exotics and luxury cars

· Always garaged and kept out of the sun

· Car is in perfect running order

· AC blows cold

· New tires

· All services completed recently

This stunning Bentley is probably the finest 1988 Mulsanne currently for sale and is ready to go anywhere in maximum style and must be seen to be believed. We welcome inspections. Sold as-is as is standard.