Lot 254 - 1992 Bentley Turbo RL
|Sold - £4,528
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 retuned 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 long wheel base example was registered new on 9th April 1992 in Balmoral Green paintwork over Parchment interior with green piping and a green top roll. The history file that accompanies the car includes various MoT records including the most recent, which is valid until 10th September 2022. Offered at no reserve this is a very good opportunity to acquire a desirable RL example.
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