H&H Classics Limited - Duxford Auction
Auction Day & Viewing Day
Wednesday 20nd March 2019
Estimate: £18,000 - £22,000
- Mulliner extras fitted
- One of only 252 produced between 1997 & 1998
- Only 51000 warranted miles
- Bentley main dealer history until 2007 , specialist thereafter. Service annually in current ownership
- Original order form and build records and sales invoice dated September 1997 on file
- Full book pack present with two keys , service history , old MOT certificates
- Toolkit , locking nuts , spare wheel cover and sock and even white unused gloves present
- Lambswool over rugs
This delightful Turbo RT finished in Wildberry with Sandstone hide was Supplied by Appleyard Rippon , Leeds to a Mrs Rooney in Halifax , West Yorkshire for the sum of £132,256 in September 1997. The car has Mulliner extras of chrome instrument bezels , embroidered headrests , 2 fitted umbrellas , Mulliner sill plates. Full previous ownership records from the DVLA are present and are on file.
The vendor has described the condition as follows:
- Bodywork.. excellent
- Engine.. excellent
- Electrical equipment.. Very good
- Paintwork.. Very good
- Transmission or gearbox.. excellent
- Interior trim. excellent
Introduced for the 1995 model year, the "New" Bentley Turbo R (like its "New" Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn and "New" Rolls-Royce Silver Spur stablemates) was little changed in outward appearance. Still based around the familiar four-door monocoque bodyshell equipped with all round independent suspension (self-levelling at the rear), ventilated ABS disc brakes and power assisted steering, its turbocharged 6750cc V8 engine employed a more sophisticated Zytek EMS3 management system. Quoted as developing some 385bhp and 553lbft of torque, this fearsome unit was tamed somewhat with the adoption of ETAS (Electronic Traction Assistance System) in 1996. Reputedly capable of a towering 155mph thanks to advances in brake and tyre technology, the "New" Turbo R retained its immediate predecessor's standard fit four-speed automatic transmission (itself upgraded from three speeds in 1992). Available from autumn 1997 onwards, the 1998-model year Turbo RT model borrowed various mechanical features from its Continental T sibling and could thus boast 400 bhp and a maximum torque of 590 lb/ft (800 Nm). Visually distinguished by a mesh grille and mesh inserts to its colour-coded bumpers, the turbocharged Bentley could apparently accelerate from 0-60mph in 6 seconds.
The RT models are fitted with an active ride suspension system (which limits body roll in hard cornering); 'easy-entry' tilt steering wheel; zinc galvanised coating to the body undershell.
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