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Lot 125: Bentley Turbo R

Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (27 November 2013)

Released in 1985, the Turbo R was a clear indication that Britain's once most sporting marque was back with a vengeance after a period in the wilderness. No longer just a wallowy Rolls-Royce with a different badge, the Turbo R was a seriously potent sporting saloon that could hurtle five occupants down a twisty A-road at immense speed yet in conditions of sybaritic luxury. No wonder it became one of the best-selling cars that Rolls or Bentley had ever produced. The performance figures are impressive enough (330bhp and a staggering 480lb/ft of torque) but it is the way this power is delivered and the feel good factor of the magnificent cabin that really impresses passengers. Just to be invited aboard immediately gives you a sense of VIP status and every journey turns into an occasion. This is, of course, what you would expect for �100,000 when the cars were new, so it is all the more amazing that you can now pick up a good one for less than the price of a second hand Ford Focus. And which would you rather travel in? Dating from November 1985 this particular Turbo R is showing just 64,700 miles on the clock but, at the time of cataloguing, the service history could not be located so this cannot be warranted. Looking very sporting in red with a black leather interior piped in red, the car is said to be in generally good order throughout although the woodwork could do with some TLC here and there. MOTd until October 2014 and with 6 months' tax, the car is said to drive well and is ready for immediate use. Altogether a huge amount of car for a very modest outlay. Please note that an Experian check reveals this car to have been subject to a total loss insurance claim in October 1993.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Herefordshire
Lot Number125
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating3
Registration numberC946 BNX
Chassis numberSCBZSOT06GCH13979
Engine number13979
Engine capacity (cc)6750
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4