Lot 112 - 1990 Bentley Turbo R
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.
First registered 16th January 1990 and supplied by Evans Halshaw, presented in Balmoral Green with full cream leather trim and ample wood veneer this is an all original example with the factory supplied Blaupunkt Sound System. Supplied with not only the original service booklet (full) it also boasts a continuation booklet which together display 19 stamped services, 17 with main dealers and the last at 137,840 miles. In the last decade the car has seen only minimum use covering just 2,500 miles over that time. The car this year has been lightly recommissioned and presents an ideal 90’s Bentley for a modest outlay. Offered with the car is the original service and warranty booklets, MoT’s and including the current MoT until September 2024 and V5 registration document. What better way to waft to and from the golf club or races than in a car that when new would have cost £115,000+. Consignor Mathew Priddy
Guide Price £10,000-£16,000
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