• 1983 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo "Mentley Insanne"

What would you get when you mix an old hag known for fast moves and a younger, but proper, British gent? It’s not Madonna and Guy Ritchie, but rather the custom built "Mentley Insanne". In 2002, Andy Saunders purchased a 1983 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo with light front end damage and transformed into what is now known as “Mentley Insanne”. Every panel, except for the hood, was modified and in addition to the handmade custom work, parts of nine different cars were employed. The current generation Range Rover being the most obvious.

Custom work includes the roof was lowered 76 millimetres, and ends in a glass landau top from the panoramic roof of a Mercedes-Benz 280SL. Range Rover front and rear lights are incorporated as well as side air vents. Although the grille seems to be untouched, it actually has been lowered and widened. Thankfully, what hasn’t been changed is the Bentley’s the 6.75-liter 328 hp turbocharged V8 engine.

The car is set for bidding at the RM Auction next Thursday (October 29). If this Frankenbentley seems like something you’re interested in, then have about 20,000 to 25,000 pounds ready (about $31,000 to $39,000). But before bidding we suggest you get your eyes checked.


Source: RM Auctions

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  (553) posted on 07.21.2011

For me, it’s a one good car. Nine different cars were used just to make this one, that was amazing and the engine used is V8 so it has a good speed performance. I think. People will come on that upcoming auction.

hsal8  (35) posted on 10.27.2008

It looks like the love-child of a Range Rover and a Bentley Arnage... probably not the worst...

hsal8  (4) posted on 10.27.2008

surely not the worst!!!

hsal8  (35) posted on 10.26.2008

Quite possibly the worst car i have ever seen on topspeed! Why do that to a Bentley!?

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