Lot 299 - 1990 Bentley Turbo R Two Door Coupé by Hooper
|Odometer reading||23,677 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
"The Turbo R has something that no other manufacturer can emulate: an unmistakable and deeply ingrained quality. Inside, whether at the wheel or reclining in the rear chairs, the aura is unique. This is a jewel of a motorcar, crafted to stand the test of time." - Sports Car International.
Introduced at Geneva in 1985, the Turbo R continued the modern 'Blower Bentley' theme but with the added refinement of suspension better suited to the car's increased performance. Outwardly the R differed from the preceding Mulsanne Turbo by virtue of its cast-alloy wheels shod with low-profile Pirelli tyres, while inside there was a revised fascia with revolution counter included amongst the comprehensive instrumentation. In a break with Rolls-Royce tradition, power figures were made public for the first time revealing that the engine produced 320bhp and a staggering 475lb/ft of torque, which on the road translated into a 0-60mph time of around seven seconds and a top speed of 143mph. Described by Autocar magazine as 'an outrageous concoction of sledgehammer performance and sybaritic luxury', the Turbo R remains as formidable now as when it debuted more than 25 years ago.
Coachwork by the long established and highly respected firm of Hooper is the distinguishing feature of this well presented Turbo R two-door coupé which has only covered 23,700 miles from new. Purchased by Abdul Hakeem as a present for his father, this Turbo R features the best from the coachbuilder including burr walnut wooden door cards and bespoke seats. Finished in black with black leather seats and red carpets , this Bentley has a full service history with Bentley specialists and is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2016 and the handbook pack containing the service book confirming the mileage. A rare opportunity to acquire a most desirable, high performance Bentley combining all the refinements of modern technology with the individual styling touches of a master coachbuilder.
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