Lot 281 - 1989 Bentley Turbo R
|Odometer reading||29,992 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £25,000|
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.
Originally supplied by SMAC Group in Essex on 5th April 1989, this Bentley Turbo R has remained in the same ownership throughout and has spent much of its life being chauffeur driven. The mileage of 29,992 is warranted and confirmed by the original service book together with every MoT test certificate since the first one was issued in 1992. To be expected for such a low mileage example, the Acrylic White coachwork is in unmarked condition as is the sumptuous red leather interior. The exceedingly comfortable seats, with superb ergonomics for the driver, combine to make this a magnificent vehicle to drive or to be a passenger. Supplied with a V5C and an MoT test certificate valid until 16th August 2018, these magnificent machines were one of the finest ever manufactured at Crewe and are fast becoming recognised as such.
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