1988 Bentley Turbo R,
Lot 204
1988 Bentley Turbo R Saloon Chassis no. KCH25609 Engine no. to be advised
Sold for £5,934 (US$ 9,697) inc. premium

Lot Details
1988 Bentley Turbo R, 1988 Bentley Turbo R, 1988 Bentley Turbo R,
1988 Bentley Turbo R Saloon
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. KCH25609
Engine no. to be advised

Footnotes

  • ‘The Turbo R has something that no other manufacturer can emulate: an unmistakable and deeply ingrained quality. Inside, whether at the wheel or reclining in the rear chairs, the aura is unique. This is a jewel of a motorcar, crafted to stand the test of time.’ – Sports Car International.
    Introduced at Geneva in 1985, the Turbo R continued the modern ‘Blower Bentley’ theme, but with the added refinement of suspension better suited to the car’s increased performance. Outwardly the R differed from the preceding Mulsanne Turbo by virtue of its cast-alloy wheels shod with low-profile Pirelli tyres, while inside there was a revised fascia with rev-counter included amongst the comprehensive instrumentation. In a break with Rolls-Royce tradition, power figures were made public for the first time, revealing that the engine produced 320bhp and a staggering 475lb/ft of torque, which on the road translated into a 0-60mph time of around 7 seconds and a top speed of 143mph. Described by Autocar magazine as ‘an outrageous concoction of sledgehammer performance and sybaritic luxury’, the Turbo R remains as formidable now as when it debuted more than 20 years ago.
    This 1989 model-year Turbo R incorporates all the mechanical and other improvements made at that time, featuring quad headlights, deeper front/rear spoilers and body coloured side skirts, while the Bosch MK Motronic engine management system enables it to cope with regular unleaded fuel. The car has been upgraded with Bilstein shock absorbers and is said to handle superbly, while the active ride suspension is reported as reliable and problem free. Finished in Ebony metallic with black-piped parchment leather interior, the car has covered circa 96,000 miles and is described as in good condition mechanically, inoperative cruise control being the only fault notified. Offered without reserve, it comes with comprehensive service history and Swansea V5 registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • This car does not have the active ride suspension as catalogued. The car is now offered with an MoT until 27th of June 2010. The Registration No. is F302 TOY
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