Lot 204 - 1996 Bentley Turbo R
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
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 Bentley Turbo R was originally registered on 24th May 1996 and is finished in green with contrasting tan interior. Regularly serviced, albeit latterly by a marque specialist, she performed well on our road test and is described by the vendor as having no known faults. The car has obviously been well cared for and the bodywork shows no sign of corrosion. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current Mot test certificate, together with a history file, these cars represent outstanding value for money.
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