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Lot 058: 1986 BENTLEY TURBO R

An Auction Of Fine Collectors' Motor Cars, H&H Sales Limited (16 April 2008)

Introduced at the 1982 Geneva Motor Show, the Mulsanne Turbo signalled a revival in the winged 'B's fortunes. Somewhat raffish when compared to its Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit sibling, the Turbo breathed new life into Bentley sales. Indeed in some ways, this glorious automotive wolf in (large) sheep's clothing can be credited with inspiring Bentley's victorious return to Le Mans. With some 300 bhp courtesy of its force fed 6.75 litre V8, the Mulsanne Turbo was reputedly capable of an easy 135mph and 0-60mph in less than seven seconds. Although, for those not wishing to indulge in such prodigious performance, its smooth automatic transmission and supple independent suspension also allowed for more dignified progress. Debuting in 1985, the evolutionary Turbo R variant provided an altogether more focused driving experience. Benefiting from an uprated torque converter, stiffer anti-roll bars and firmer damping, its handling drew considerable praise from the contemporary motoring press. Finished in black with beige leather upholstery, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in "very good" condition with regard to its interior trim, chassis, bodywork and paintwork (while, he rates the wheels / tyres as "good"). Equipped with a CD stereo, tinted glass, sunroof, overmats, quad headlamps and special order wood trim, the Turbo R also sports the personalized registration number 'A12 MKA'. Riding on correct type alloy wheels, this smart Bentley is offered for sale with some service history and MOT certificate valid until July 2008.

Lot Details
Auction An Auction Of Fine Collectors' Motor Cars
H&H Sales Limited, Buxton
Lot Number058
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating
Registration numberA12 MKA
Chassis numberSCBZS0T07GCH14963
Engine number14963
Engine capacity (cc)6750
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors