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Lot 124: Bentley Turbo R

Classic Cars, Barons (1 August 2006)

The 135 mph Bentley Turbo R was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 1985. It was said that the Bentley Mulsanne Turbo should remain in production too but it soon became apparent that the Mulsanne Turbo was totally outclassed by the Bentley Turbo R. Modified front and rear suspension, the first-time use of alloy wheels, wider tyres, and a front air dam put the car's handling in the thoroughbred sports car category. The Bentley Turbo R achieved a sales figure which made it one of Rolls-Royce's best-ever selling models, which is probably why it remained in production until 1994.With its 6.7 litre V8 engine and Garret Air Search turbo charger, the Turbo R produced vast amounts of power while the aforementioned chassis modifications and uprated brakes took care of the stopping and handling.This 1991 example is said to be complete with full Bentley history and has a Bentley Mileage Warranty Certificate in support of the 70,000 indicated miles. The car is said to drive very well indeed and is said to be in very good condition throughout.Finished in bright Carmen red with magnolia hide, piped red and red dash top this is not a Bentley for the shy and retiring but it is the best possible combination for a sporting Turbo R owner.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Cars
Barons, Sandown Park - Esher Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number124
Estimate£9500-£11000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£8600
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1991
Condition rating2
Registration numberH312EGB
Mileage-
Chassis numberSCBZR04AZMCH
Engine number7418614101-TEL
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4