Chassis number one sold in charity auction
18 August 2009

The first Bentley Mulsanne has been sold for $500,000 (£304,000), raising money for the Phil Hill Foundation charity.

Chassis number one was auctioned off by Gooding and Company during the Pebble Beach concours d'Elegance event where the all-new car was unveiled.

Full details and picture gallery of the Bentley Mulsanne

Phil Hill was Formula One World Champion in 1961 and died at the age of 81 last year. The Pebble Beach event set up the foundation in his name, and distributes scholarship money to needy applicants.

The Mulsanne goes on sale next year, with prices expected to start at around £200,000.

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