Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376

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Lot 176
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate
1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan

Sold for US$ 22,000 inc. premium
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate
1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan

Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376

6,750cc OHV Turbocharged V8 Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
Approximately 320bhp at 4,500rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Just one owner and less than 36,000 miles from new
*Elegantly finished in Royal Blue over Parchment
*Highly original inside and out
*Powerful, hand built Sports Sedan
*Offered with extensive history file and CARFAX report



THE BENTLEY TURBO R

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, while inside there was a revised fascia with rev-counter included amongst the comprehensive instrumentation. In a break with 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 as "an outrageous concoction of sledgehammer performance and sybaritic luxury", the Turbo R remains as formidable now as when it debuted.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Completed by hand at the Crewe Bentley works in October of 1988, this Turbo R has covered less than 36,000 miles from new and been used sparingly by just one discerning owner, Mr. William M. Keck. This luxurious Bentley's history file includes an excellent paper trail back to when this car was new. Ordered for Mr. Keck in June of 1988, the new Bentley Turbo R was built as it appears today, finished in Royal Blue over a parchment Connolly leather interior, trimmed with a matching dark blue piping and dash top, and dark blue carpets trimmed with parchment edges. Mr. Keck received the new Bentley in December 1988 through the Pasadena-based Rusnak Bentley agency.

The Bentley's CARFAX reflects consistent mileage recordings, and bi-annual smog checks in the greater Los Angeles area until the present. Having been kept in singular ownership since new, the Turbo R appears very original throughout. The elegant Royal Blue exterior presents beautifully, and is neatly complimented by color-coded alloy wheels. The interior presents equally well, with lavish wood and leather treatments throughout, the pinnacle of automotive luxury opulence. Offered with the cars original build order, purchase agreement and correspondence between Mr. Keck and Rolls-Royce/Bentley, this fine Turbo R is an ideal candidate for the aspiring 'Bentley boy'.

Without reserve

Footnotes

  • Please note that this vehicle is titled as a 1989.
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Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
Offered from the William M. Keck Estate,1988 Bentley Turbo R Sports Sedan  Chassis no. SCBZR03BXKCX25376
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