The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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1991 Bentley Turbo R

Lot No.: 407

Registration: J815 MRL
Chassis Number: SCBZR03DOMCX34169
Engine Number: CX34169
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 6750cc
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Sold for (£): 8,437

Based on the Mulsanne chassis, the Bentley Turbo R was built to be a serious high-performance machine and, like its predecessor, this Bentley had a turbocharged engine, however, it was more highly tuned than the Mulsanne. With Bosch fuel injection increasing torque levels, uprated suspension, anti-roll bars, and superior dampers, the Bentley Turbo was surprisingly nimble for a car of its size and fitted with a 6750cc V8 capable of 135mph it was a real performer in a straight line too. Rave reviews in the press helped dealers move the Turbo R in relatively substantial numbers - one report by Motor Trend described it as "The first Bentley in decades deserving of that famous name".

The stylish lines of these nineties Bentleys look best in darker colours, and the Beluga Black paintwork with twin Cardinal Red 'coach-lines' gives this substantial saloon a wonderful low and sleek look. As is traditional with a car which would have cost £110,000 new, the interior is the epitome of class. Lush red-piped, black leather, deep carpets and superb veneers suggest the 27,000 miles on the clock are genuine. However, the mileage can not be substantiated.
 
This stunning Bentley was bought in January 2016 by our vendor from a University Professor who took it to many events and had obviously taken great care of it. This car has a current MoT until March 2018 and comes with some service history, original tool kit and jack. In addition, when photographed it ran without fault and is generally presented in lovely condition. The paintwork retains a good shine and the interior is in excellent condition. The engine bay looks very clean and we welcome pre-sale inspections on this gentleman's express.

A very classy and useable appreciating classic, this Turbo R is offered without reserve, will be driven to the auction, and you might just enjoy driving it home!!