Lot 150 - 1988 Bentley Turbo R
|Odometer reading||13,382 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,080|
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.
This fabulous Bentley has only covered 13,382 miles in nearly 30 years since she was first registered. The red coachwork has a glass like finish and the parchment leather interior is unmarked. All of this is complemented by deep rich walnut wood which is in plentiful supply in this superb example. Being sold as part of a deceased estate E298 LUC is supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate, together with a good history folder. Sitting proud on alloy wheels, she has a very smooth running engine and a silky gearbox. A Bentley Turbo R is a superb car to drive with outstanding levels of performance and comfort to match.
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