Lot 317 - 1994 12858 Turbo R
|Odometer reading||96,716 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,520|
The Bentley Turbo R was a high-performance model produced from
1985 to 1997 with a total of 7,230 built in the 12 year production
period. The 'R' stood for 'Roadholding', to set it apart from its
predecessor, the Mulsanne, and also sported a revised suspension
with wider tyres on alloy wheels; a first for a Bentley. The
suspension changes, although seemingly subtle, transformed the soft
and less than well-controlled ride of the Mulsanne into that of a
real performer. This was achieved by increasing the anti-roll bar
rates in the front and rear and by increasing the damping. A
Panhard rod to anchor the rear suspension was also introduced,
reducing side-to-side movement in corners. The Turbo R was sold
alongside the Mulsanne Turbo for a short time, although the
Mulsanne was taken out of production in 1985. For the 1987 model
year, the Turbo R received anti-lock brakes and Bosch fuel
injection replacing the Solex carburettors.
This 1994 Bentley Turbo R has been properly maintained and is supplied with a full service history. The last service was carried out 300 miles ago in 2010, at which time all the brake discs, brake pads and flexible brake pipes were all replaced - a £5000 bill shows all the work carried out. At the beginning of this year the brake spheres were replaced and the car drives smoothly and it is reported that everything is working as it should. Finished in Royal ebony with magnolia hide interior, this Turbo R is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2014, the original handbook and service book, a file containing old MoT test certificates and invoices and the spare set of keys. Bentleys from this period come with the same level of comfort and luxury as offered by the modern counterparts at a fraction of the cost and, as such, this one offers excellent value for money.
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