Lot 167 - 1989 Bentley Turbo R
|Odometer reading||113,134 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,760|
- Comprehensive history folder
- Comes with the original service books and spare keys
The Bentley Turbo R was a high-performance model produced from 1985 to 1997 with a total of 7,230 built in the 12 year production period. The 'R' stood for 'Roadholding', to set it apart from its predecessor, the Mulsanne and also sported a revised suspension with wider tyres on alloy wheels; a first for a Bentley. The suspension changes, although seemingly subtle, transformed the soft and less than well-controlled ride of the Mulsanne into that of a real performer. This was achieved by increasing the anti-roll bar rates in the front and rear and by increasing the damping. A Panhard rod to anchor the rear suspension was also introduced, reducing side-to-side movement in corners. The Turbo R was sold alongside the Mulsanne Turbo for a short time although the Mulsanne was taken out of production in 1985. For the 1987 model year, the Turbo R received anti-lock brakes and Bosch fuel injection replacing the Solex carburettors.
Supplied originally by H R Owen on 13th April 1989, this Bentley Turbo R is finished in Balmoral Green with Parchment interior piped in green. The car is supplied with the original service books and spare keys together with a V5 document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 25th April 2023. The history file contains a host of service invoices. The exceedingly comfortable seats, with superb ergonomics for the driver, combine to make this a magnificent vehicle to drive or to be a passenger, these magnificent machines were one of the finest ever manufactured at Crewe and are fast becoming recognised as such. Offered for sale without reserve
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