Lot 241 - 1997 Bentley Turbo RT
|Odometer reading||59,623 miles|
|Result||Sold - £23,772|
- Very well-presented example
- Maintained regardless of cost with a comprehensive service history
- High specification
This is a very specially equipped and unusual Bentley RT. The Bentley Turbo RT was the last of the Turbo R line and came with a 400bhp version of the 6.75 litre V8 engine. The Turbo RT was produced during 1997 and 1998 only, with 252 units produced. It was essentially a ‘runout special’, an effort to sell off the last SZ-style bodies before the introduction of the Arnage. Whilst all these cars were coachbuilt, the factory produced a few specially equipped Mulliner versions of the RT which featured a variety of custom options which made the Mulliner cars even more impressive.
This wonderful example has been in its current ownership for over 15 years and has had just two previous owners from new. Acquired by our vendor with 32,666 recorded miles, this Bentley comes to the market with almost all the available Mulliner options such as wing vents, laser cut grille, big bore exhaust tip, picnic tables, extended wheel spacers and studs, upgraded anti-roll bars, chrome instrument bezels, chrome sports gear lever and 18” wheels. These Mulliner options make this car really stand out when compared to other RTs. The car is equipped with a CTEK battery conditioning connection and is offered with a fitted car cover with Bentley motif.
Presented in striking Red Pearl coachwork with Sandstone leather interior which is complemented by red St. James piping and embossed headrests with lambswool over rugs and piano black interior trim. The car comes with four keys and three fobs and is fitted with twin independent electric fans in substitution of the original engine driven fan, which improves fuel efficiency tremendously. This Bentley has been maintained regardless of cost by various Bentley specialists, Balmoral, Phantom Motor Cars and Autofficina and is supplied with full toolkits, service history and original booklets, and a Parrot handsfree phone kit. After a long period of happy ownership and now with a recorded milage of 59,623, this RT is being offered for sale from a private collection, having little mileage in recent years due to the ill health of the vendor. This car has enormous road presence not only looking the part but sounding the part with a delightful V8 burble from the performance exhaust!
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