Founded in 1919, Bentley is a British automaker that manufactures luxury automobiles ranging from grand tourers, sedans to SUVs. In this article, we have listed out the most expensive Bentley cars in the world.
Top 10 most expensive Bentleys ever produced
In the world of luxury automobiles, Bentley has secured one of the highest spots on the list. The company has manufactured several iconic models in its 100 years history and continues to deliver prestigious cars. Known for producing expensive premium vehicles, here’s a list of top 10 most expensive cars made by Bentley:
10. Bentley Mulsanne WO Edition 2019
For connoisseurs of Bentley, the Mulsanne WO Edition is a very special car. With only 100 models produced the car is rare and was offered to some of the most exclusive clients of Bentley.
What makes the car unique is the use of components from the original 1930’s Bentley. The interior of this Bentley is crafted using parts from the crankshaft of a 1930’s Bentley car. Not only that, the Arctic White paint finish, Beluga interior and other special equipment used in the car, make the WO Edition one of a kind. The asking price for the 2019 Bentley Mulsanne WO Edition is $268,117 (AED 980,000).
9. First Edition model of the Bentley Flying Spur 2021
The Bentley Flying Spur is a prime example of British luxury sedans. It is powered by a 6.0-liter W12 engine that produces 626 hp at 900 Nm of torque. The Flying Spur has a top speed of 205 mph and can go from 0-60 mph in a time of 3.7 seconds. Being a First Edition model, the car comes with a host of optional extras that take the car to a whopping price tag of $315,000 (AED 1,150,000).
8. 1963 Bentley Continental Flying Spur S3
This particular model of Bentley is referred to as the ‘essence of Bentley philosophy.’ The Bentley Continental Flying Spur S3 was a proper grand tourer disguised as a luxury sedan. Its lightweight aluminum body was built by H.J. Mulliner which made the car swift and elegant to drive.
Only 87 models of the Continental Flying Spur S3 were produced making it an extremely rare car to find. The selling price of the Bentley Continental Flying Spur S3 was $320,000 (AED 1,200,000).
7. Bentley S1 1957
One of the most successful grand tourers produced by Bentley, the S1 coupe is a fast and elegant vehicle. Only 128 units of this model were built by H.J. Mulliner of which 28 were left-hand drive cars. It featured a straight-six engine that was capable of taking the car up to speeds of 130 mph. The Bentley S1 1957 was once the most expensive Bentley car sold for $1.2 million in Paris by a renowned car collector.
6. Bentley Continental GTZ Zagato Edition
The GTZ Zagato is a special edition model based on the Bentley Continental GT. It was produced in collaboration with renowned Italian designer Zagato. With only 9 GTZ Zagatos made, this particular model is one among the most exclusive Bentley models ever produced.
It carries a 6.0-liter V12 engine under its hood which produces 600 hp and can take the car from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The Bentley Continental GTZ Zagato has an asking price of $1.7 million (AED 6,200,000).
5. Mulliner Bacalar – The Special Edition Bentley Continental GT
Another exclusive Bentley includes the Special Edition Continental GT known as the Mulliner Bacalar. It was launched in 2022 and is named after the popular lake Bacalar of Mexico. The company produced only 12 of these cars making it an exceptionally rare and valuable Bentley.
This convertible is referred to as a coach built project by Bentley. The car is powered by a 6.0-liter W12 engine capable of going from 0-60 mph in just under 3.8 seconds. Bentley sold out all the 12 models produced at a listing price of $1.9 million (AED 6,970,000), making it one of the most expensive Bentley cars produced.
4. Bentley Hunaudières Concept 1999
This luxury supercar concept was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1999. The Hunaudières concept is powered by a 6.75-liter W16 engine. It produces a total horsepower of 623 and can go from 0-60 mph in under 4.0 seconds.
This concept vehicle had never gone into production and hence only one particular model of the car was made. The Bentley Hunaudières Concept was sold for a mind boggling $4 million (AED 14,000,000).
3. 1996 Bentley Rapier
The Bentley Rapier was produced between 1996 and 1998. This luxury car was extremely popular at its time and was known for its performance and luxurious interior. What makes the car special, even today, is the exclusivity of this car. Collectors are eager to get their hands on the car despite its hefty price tag. The Rapier was last sold for a price of $4.5 million (AED 16,500,000) and is considered one among the most expensive modern day Bentley’s.
2. Speed Six Open Tourer the 1930 Convertible Bentley
One of the most successful racing cars of the 1930’s, the Speed Six Open was also the most powerful Bentley produced at the time. The Speed Six Open Tourer is powered by a 6.5-liter inline six-cylinder engine that could take the car to a top speed of 115 mph. It can go from 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds. This vintage masterpiece by Bentley was sold for $ 5.7 million (AED 20,900,000) at a car auction in 2018.
1. The 1932 Bentley Blower
Coming in at number 1 is the Bentley Blower. It is currently the most expensive Bentley ever sold. The Blower was a racecar produced between 1932 to 1933. This vintage racing machine is powered by a 4.5-liter supercharged inline four-cylinder engine. It can go from 0-60 mph in a mere 5.2 seconds which is not bad considering the era of the car. The Bentley Blower was an extremely successful car of its time. In an auction in 2012, the Blower was sold for $7.06 million (AED 27,000,000).
Honorary mentions of expensive cars by Bentley
The following table contains a Bentley price list of some of the lesser known cars that were produced and sold by the brand for staggering price:
|Bentley Model||Selling Price|
|2008 Bentley Brooklands||$540,000 (AED 1,900,000)|
|2009 Bentley Azure T||$650,000 (AED 2,300,000)|
|Bentley EXP 9 F Concept||$1 million (AED 3,600,000)|
Bentley – The posh British automaker
Classic models produced by Bentley reach incredible heights of pricing during auctions. These cars have been produced using refined materials and handcrafted methods, which adds to the value of the cars. Moreover, many vintage models are rare to find in pristine condition, hence the ones that are well-maintained or restored fetch higher prices.