Lot 202 - 1989 Bentley Turbo R
|Odometer reading||113,000 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,600|
The Bentley Turbo R was a high-performance model produced from 1985 to 1997 with a total of 7230 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.
Presented in Royal Blue with contrasting piped blue magnolia hide, interior, this Bentley Turbo R looks very smart and on a recent test drove very well indicating correct readings on all the instruments. An extensive history file includes an instruction manual, service record (most recent November 2014), Warranty book, Bentley Owner's Handbook, old MoT test certificates, a large quantity of invoices detailing works carried out and the original delivery advice note. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current Mot test certificate valid until 31st October 2014, this Bentley represents outstanding value for money given its keen estimate.
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