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Lot 111: Bentley Turbo R Hooper

Jaguar Heritage + Classic - Collectors and Histori, Barons (27 April 2010)

Though the company stated that it didn't position itself on the leading edge of fashionable automotive phases it could hardly be denied that the Bentley Turbo R was placed just there. The 135 mph Bentley Turbo R was launched at the Geneva Show in March, 1985. It was intended that the Bentley Mulsanne Turbo would remain in production alongside the Turbo R. This idea was dropped when interest in the Mulsanne faded at an alarming rate because the Bentley Turbo R was far superior. 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-selling models ever.

Offered here is a rare example of the fabulous Turbo R with special Hooper coachwork and special order St. James red hide interior. One of very few and offering outstanding value, when you consider that the car cost �165000 when new.

Finished in Balmoral green the car is offered complete with an extensive history file, which includes previous MoT certificates, invoices and stamped service booklets.

Lot Details
Auction Jaguar Heritage + Classic - Collectors and Histori
Barons, Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number111
Estimate£6000-£9000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£9200
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1989
Condition rating0
Registration numberG624WYK
Mileage-
Chassis numberSCBXR04AXKCH27539
Engine number68330L4101P-1
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors