Wheeler Dealers - Bentley Mulsanne

Wheeler Dealers - Bentley Mulsanne

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cafehag2001

Original Poster:

18 posts

120 months

Tuesday 11th October 2011
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I just spotted the Bentley Mulsanne which was refurbished on Wheeler Dealers a couple of seasons back (A783YGF) - in McLaren Vale, South Australia!

I only recognised it because it's still wearing its UK plates, as well as South Australian trade plates.

I always wondered what happened to the cars after their 'restorations' were complete.


AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

181 months

Tuesday 11th October 2011
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If you look in the main section of the forums, where people have seen the cars for sale by either the production company or Ed's friend Paul.

What condition is the Bentley in? . .. . . . .always wondered if the finished product was any good, as it always wound me up that they would put dirty / grubby parts back on freshly painted car (yes I'm that picky!)

cafehag2001

Original Poster:

18 posts

120 months

Tuesday 11th October 2011
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It looked decent, for a car of that age. That said, I'm no Bentley expert.

Clearly someone thought it was well worth shipping over, paying for inspections, customs duty, GST, Stamp duty etc.

Good luck to them, it'll last for ever here with the warm dry climate.

bergxu

328 posts

121 months

Wednesday 12th October 2011
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Good to hear you found one of their cars. I, too, wondered what became of the finished products. The Citroen DSuper 5 they did a few seasons back inspired me so much that I imported one here to the US from Blighty.

....only to be disappointed by it frown


rswift

1,177 posts

139 months

Wednesday 19th October 2011
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I remember seeing the Bentley advertised on Ebay (Uk) about a year ago.

Jordan.

23 posts

168 months

Friday 11th November 2011
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Yeah, the Wheeler Dealers 1984 Bentley Mulsanne came to Australia in March this year.

The private importer put in on Ebay Australia straight away before it was made Aussie compliant. It was very cheap and the importer claimed money troubles.

I also recognised it from the UK number plates.

I remember that the auction ended on the 9 April as I was live blogging from the 53rd Federal Rally of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club of Australia in Canberra here:
http://www.bentleyspotting.com/2011/04/53-federal-...

I did not put a bid in though, as the ebay description, price and story seemed fishy. There was also no reference to the Wheeler Dealers programme at all in the ad which I thought was odd.

It was in Yarraville, Melbourne then. Interesting that it has not been advertised on the open market since.

There is a photo of the car down under. Notice the Holden ute in the background.



For those who have not seen the episode, you can watch it and see more photos here: http://www.bentleyspotting.com/2011/11/wheeler-dea...

Edited by Jordan. on Friday 11th November 08:18

Balmoral Green

35,312 posts

212 months

Friday 11th November 2011
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I saw it at the time, it was a bit of a snotter IMO.

fatlarry

1 posts

113 months

Wednesday 30th November 2011
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The Bentley in question was up for sale on Ebay,the sealer was not happy. The car had a BIG lump of filler fall out (rear nearside wing) cost £400 for its MOT,the headlights were stuck on high beam and other bits.This when it was mainly stored.
Gary

AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

181 months

Wednesday 30th November 2011
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fatlarry said:
The Bentley in question was up for sale on Ebay,the sealer was not happy. The car had a BIG lump of filler fall out (rear nearside wing) cost £400 for its MOT,the headlights were stuck on high beam and other bits.This when it was mainly stored.
Gary
So as good a quality restoration as they did on the 308 GT4 hehe

Master

21 posts

213 months

Saturday 18th October 2014
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I have just seen the re-run of this episode.

Can't believe they put so many fake parts (grill, headlights) on Bentley and then rant on about the need to get only original parts for a 2CV.

There again, they sold the 2CV for MORE than the Bentley so what would I know.!