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Lot 212: Bentley Turbo R

Classic - Collectors and Historic Motor Cars, Barons (21 October 2008)

Despite the company stating that it didn't really position itself on the leading edge of fashionable automotive phases it could hardly be denied that the Bentley Turbo R was placed just there. Launched at the Geneva Show in March, 1985, this 135 mph leviathon was a very capable moor car. It was suggested that the Mulsanne Turbo should also remain in production, alongside the Turbo R. This idea was revised when Mulsanne sales dropped at an alamrning rate. The Reason for this was that the Bentley Turbo R was superior in every way, especially handling. With modified front and rear suspension, alloy road wheels on wider tyres and a front air dam the car's handling was in the thoroughbred sports car category. The Bentley Turbo R achieved sales figures which made it one of the best-selling models in Rolls-Royce history.

Lot Details
Auction Classic - Collectors and Historic Motor Cars
Barons, Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number212
Estimate£7500-£9000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1989
Condition rating0
Registration numberF555DOJ
Mileage-
Chassis numberSCBZRO4APKCH25913
Engine number66495L4101T/1
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4