Lot 242 - 1997 Bentley Turbo R
|Odometer reading||76,700 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,358|
- Desirable long wheel base model
- Good service history
The manufacture of the Bentley Turbo R began in 1985 and, in total, 7,230 units of this model were produced during its 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, which looked great. The suspension changes transformed the soft ride of the Mulsanne into that of a real performer with the 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 which resulted in terrific performance outpacing any smaller ‘hot hatch’ at that time!
This lovely example is presented in metallic black paint with an Ivory leather interior in good condition. Luxuriously, the front seats are heated and it comes with climate control, electric windows, electric steering wheel adjustment and automatic headlights. Its mighty 6.7 litre engine is mated to a four speed automatic gearbox and the vendor informs us that, from 1997 to 2003, this Bentley was serviced by Jack Barclay and Rolls-Royce. From 2003 until 2018 it has been serviced by Bentley specialists. This particular British bulldog still looks fabulous in black and represents great value considering its eye watering original sale price.
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