1989 Turbo R - Barons Sandown Pk Tuesday 26th February 2019 For Sale by Auction
The Bentley Turbo R is a high-performance car which was produced from 1985 to 1999. The "R" stood for "Roadholding", to set it apart from its predecessor. It initially inherited the turbo-charged engine from the Mulsanne Turbo and also sported a re-tuned suspension and wider tyres on alloy wheels, a first for a Bentley. From the 1987 model year, however, the Turbo R's V8 engine was upgraded with fuel injection for added torque. Motor Trend called the Turbo R, "the first Bentley in decades deserving of the famous name". There were 5196 SWB and 2034 LWB models built.
1989 Bentley Turbo R in Graphite Grey with Light Cognac Interior. This very original example was supplied to a Surrey gentleman new in 1989. The car remained with him until 2007. The history file suggests that the 2nd keeper lived and kept the car in England until 2012, before moving to Scotland. The vendor states that this rare 2 owner example is a credit to both gentlemen. Over 2 service books there are 22 service stamps. 1 at Mead of Burnham RR in 1989, 9 stamps at Weybridge RR until 1999, 6 stamps at Broughtons RR Surrey until 2006, 4 stamps at Balmoral RR Specialist Hunnington, and a further 2 stamps at highly respected RR / Bentley specialist bringing history up to 100,175 miles in July 2018.
There is an extensive history file detailing a dedicated maintenance regime by both keepers, the most recent invoices for MOT, service, maintenance, and 4 new Avon tyres in July 2018 are approx £2,300. Included in the History File is a Bentley Drivers Club Valuation Certificate at 97,000 miles of £13,500. All the original pamphlets, handbook, Bentley folder and documentation including the RR sample tapes (still in original wrapping) accompany the car. There are 3 sets of keys with original "B" keyrings. The original RR tools, jack, and toolkit appear unused and are complete, and there are 2 sets of Lambswool rugs.
The service mileages are as follows;- 3,677 miles, 7,104 miles, 14,625 miles, 18,109 miles, 25,393 miles, 29,873 miles, 37,076 miles, 40,382 miles, 44,688 miles, 57,630 miles, 59,125 miles, 64,209 miles, 67,630 miles, 73,103 miles, 79,372 miles, 80,389 miles, 85,182 miles, 88,369 miles, 90,431 miles, 93,079 miles, 97,396 miles, 100,175 miles.