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Lot 140: Bentley Turbo R-James Young One of Seven produced

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

This Bentley Turbo R is one of only around seven such vehicles made in 1996-97 at the behest of HR Owen to celebrate their purchase of the name of the James Young coachbuilding firm. The cars had many special features including vented front wings and bonnet, a smaller limousine-style rear windscreen for additional privacy and a glass panel in the roof. Inside the cars had modified sports seats in two-tone leather with additional sports side bolsters. The traditional interior woodwork was replaced by race-type carbon fibre trim to match the exterior paintwork. The dash instruments and foot pedals were also revised for a more sporting look, and an engine start button and turbo boost gauge fitted. Stainless steel tread-plates engraved with the James Young logo were also fitted and the sound system upgraded. Mechanically the cars had a sports gearbox and the latest version of the 6,750cc engine with upgraded engine management systems that reputedly pushed the power output up to almost 400bhp. Naturally all these upgrades and special features did not come cheap and the cars cost over 187,000 when new. Finished in the stunning Madagascar Metallic, over Madagascar and black co-ordinated leather hide P8 CAP has covered a mere 24,000 miles from new, and is presented today in stunning condition. Delivered new by H R Owen this James Young coachbuilt Turbo R has resided in London the majority of its life; the current owner, a respected collector, has owned the car since 2009. P8 CAP comes complete with a year's MoT  and, importantly, a history file which verifies the incredibly low mileage. Supplied with UK V5 title paperwork, this has to be arguably the lowest mileage coach built Turbo R in existence. Rarely do these cars come to the open market, let alone in this condition.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number140
Estimate£18000-£25000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1996
Condition rating1
Registration numberP8 CAP
Mileage-
Chassis numberSCBZR15C3TCH57733
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2