Lot 119 - 1997 Bentley Turbo R
|Odometer reading||45,000 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,280|
- Low mileage example
- Comprehensive service history
The Bentley Turbo R was a high performance model produced from 1985 to 1997 with only 7,230 units manufactured in this production period. The 'R' stood for 'Roadholding' 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 which contributed towards a mighty 385bhp output.
This long wheelbase Bentley, presented in silver with magnolia hide, royal blue piping and dark blue lambswool over rugs, was first registered on 29th April 1997. Boasting just three previous owners, our vendor purchased the car in 2015 after a nationwide search and an independent inspection with Silver Lady Services in Bournemouth. A low mileage example, in a very good colour combination, the car is supplied with a reassuring history file containing a comprehensively stamped service booklet together with countless old MoT test certificates and invoices; this car has clearly been maintained very well and the interior is described by the vendor as pristine. Having been serviced in 2017 by Rolls Royce specialists, the car was then put into storage over the winter months. This is a desirable example with a new MoT test certificate until April 2019. With prices rising for well kept Turbo R's, this would appear to be very good value indeed.
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