Lot 303 - 1997 Bentley Turbo R

Lot 303 - 1997 Bentley Turbo R

Lot 303 - 1997 Bentley Turbo R

Lot Number 303
Registration P343 UTM
Chassis Number SCBZP15C4VCH60214
Engine Number 87110L410M/T1T
Odometer reading 59,720 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £10,080
  • Property of a deceased estate
  • Low mileage example
  • Three owners from new

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’. 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 Turbo R was first registered on 9th May 1997 and has covered a mere 59,720 miles from new. Having had just three owners from new the Bentley is offered in the desirable metallic green coachwork over a cream leather interior and is presented in good order throughout, although there are some age related blemishes which you would expect for a car of this age. The paintwork is generally good and the interior presents nicely. The most recent vendor acquired the vehicle in 2009 forming part of his collection and it has more recently been dry stored. Offered with a history file including old MoT records and the UK registration document.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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