Car of 1991 Bentley Continental
It’s unlikely that you would have seen many Continentals frequenting IKEA car parks – not when the starting price was £178,000 – but it helped to distinguish Bentley as a carmaker that could offer more than rebadged (and turbocharged) Rolls-Royce saloons. The swoopy two-door shape, by John Hefferman, Ken Greenley and Graham Hull, harked back to the R-type Continental of the 1950s, even if its mechanicals could be traced straight back to its R-R siblings. The R spawned several derivatives, including the Continental T and the targa-roofed SC. It also sired 2000’s Rolls-Royce Corniche, the first time Rolls-Royce had been based on a Bentley, rather than the other way around.