Lot 151: Bentley Turbo R
The Turbo R was another step in the progression towards a more sporting image for the Marque and the realisation that the sporting heritage of Bentley had been ignored by Rolls Royce for too long.
With its turbo charged 6.7 litre V8 engine, tuned suspension and uprated brakes, the Turbo R could provide the luxury and finesse usually associated with a Bentley but the model also had a sporting side, which became evident when one depressed the throttle with a little more urgency. The Turbo R could waft it's occupants to 60mph in 6.3 seconds and top 135mph.
This 1986 example is equipped with picnic tables, a drinks cabinet in the glove box and extra cut glass tumblers in the rear arm rest. The car has benefited from a new water pump, electric window chains all round, refurbished alloy road wheels and new Avon Turbo Speed tyres. It has also had new brake pads, all round and a new petrol tank sender unit.
Finished in Royal Blue with cream hide the car is described as being in overall good condition but would benefit from cosmetic attention to some areas of the paintwork.
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