Lot 257 - 1995 Bentley Turbo R
|Odometer reading||99,772 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,622|
- Desirable floor change example
- 22 service stamps
- Head gasket changed 4,000 miles ago
The Bentley Turbo R initially inherited the turbocharged engine from the Mulsanne Turbo and also sported a retuned suspension and wider tyres on alloy wheels, quite a departure for a Bentley. From the 1987 model year however, the Turbo R's V8 engine was re-tuned with new Bosch MK-Motronic fuel injection for added torque. Other modifications carried out at the same time included new sports seats and a higher rear axle ratio. Motor Trend called the Turbo R “the first Bentley in decades deserving of the famous name” in their review of the car on its introduction to the United States in 1989. The suspension changes, though seemingly subtle, transformed the heavy car into a real performer and slotted above the Bentley Mulsanne S and Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit, and it carved a well-deserved niche in the world of performance saloons.
This desirable floor gear change example presents extremely well in the classic colour combination of dark metallic green with contrasting tan leather. Contained within the history file of this well looked-after Bentley is a number of invoices and an impressive 22 stamps in the service book. A head gasket bill completed 4,000 miles ago for £7,000 is present. The interior of a Bentley is renowned for its space, leather and walnut trim; this Crewe beauty is no exception and given its age shows little signs of wear. This Bentley is presented with a V5C registration document and a fresh MoT test certificate. Offered without reserve this Bentley offers an affordable entry into ultimate executive motoring.
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