Lot 296 - 1997 Bentley Turbo R LWB
|Odometer reading||13,035 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £44,800|
The Bentley Turbo R was a high-performance model produced from 1985 to 1997 totalling 7,230 units in the 12 year production period. The 'R' stood for 'Road-holding' to set it apart from its predecessor, the Mulsanne, courtesy of substantially stiffer anti-roll bar settings, a Panhard rod system and increased damping. Wider tyres on alloy wheels were also a first for a Bentley on the Turbo R. The suspension changes transformed the soft ride of the Mulsanne into that of a real performer with motoring press proclaiming this model to be more faithful to Bentley's racing pedigree. In 1995, a 'new' Turbo R was launched featuring, amongst other things, fuel injection. This contributed towards a mighty 385bhp output.
Originally registered on 1st January, 1997, this Bentley is a one owner vehicle having covered only 13,035 miles in 20 years. To be expected from such a low mileage chauffeur driven example, the bodywork is in excellent order and the condition of the interior trim can only be described as virtually perfect. A superb service history accompanies P778 MRK, she is described as driving exceptionally well and having no known faults. The armchair-like seats are finished in blue and contrasts delightfully with the walnut wood which is in plentiful supply in this Turbo RL. These magnificent machines were one of the finest ever manufactured at Crewe and are fast becoming recognised as such. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate, this Bentley is perfect for family and friends to enjoy luxurious motoring.
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