1996 Aurora Green Bentley Turbo R - Rare Car For Sale
BENTLEY TURBO R 6.75 V8 AUTOMATIC 389 BHP MODEL 1996 ‘N’ REGISTRATION AURORA GREEN METALLIC WITH MAGNOLIA HIDE 127K MILES EXCELLENT SERVICE HISTORY For sale is my Bentley Turbo R. I have had a couple of Bentley Eight models in the past few years (including Brian Johnson’s old one), and always hankered after a Turbo R. A few months back I was selling my Range Rover Vogue, and a guy who was interested in the car asked if I wanted to do a deal with his Turbo R. We got talking, as deal was done, the cars were exchanged and I became the proud owner this magnificent, regal machine! The car had been in Jersey since 2011, hence the MOT history stops at that point. Whilst in Jersey, cars do not require an MOT test, but have their own rules and regulations. Prior to the deal being done, the car had been unused since the end of last year, so needed a bit of recommissioning. Mechanical Since my ownership, it has had almost £1k spent on the following: 4 x New Bridgestone 255 / 55 / 17 Tyres Full Service: Mobil 1 Correct Specification Oil 8 x Correct Specification NGK Platinum Spark Plugs Genuine Bentley Air Filter Genuine Bentley Oil Filter Genuine Bentley Fuel Filter 2 x New Genuine Bentley Wiper Blades Repair to Fuel Filter Pipe New Front and Rear Number Plates The car now runs and drives as it should. Starts first turn of the key. No overheating. Idles in the correct manner. There is a slight oil weep from the rocker gasket and the coolant gauge has just stopped working (prior to this, temperature was showing as bang in the middle). The engine has a phenomenal amount of torque, as you would expect being a 6.75 litre V8, with a huge garret turbo strapped on! Being the later model, it has 389 BHP. It is a very special unit, and back in 1996, would have been one of the most powerful cars on the road. It pulls like an absolute train, with no power loss or hesitation. Still holds its own against newer cars, and you cannot believe how something so large and heavy can move so fast! Put it into Sport Mode, floor it and the nose lifts, it revs all the way to the red line and pulls off into the horizon. It genuinely shocks people how a big old classic machine like this can lift its skirt. The gearbox is good, and changes gear smoothly. Goes through all of the gears fine and Sport Mode engages as it should, as does the kick down. Suspension is smooth yet very composed, only the way a Bentley Turbo R can deliver. It feels nimble for such a beast and also hugs the road surprisingly well. This is due to the fact it has the Active Ride setup, which gives it a sportier feel. The brakes are strong and stop the large car fine. No shuddering or shaking. These run of the same hydraulic system as the suspension. As mentioned above, it has four new matching Bridgestone tyres so the car glides along smoothly, as Bentley intended. Current known issues: Wipers are currently not working, this has been investigated and the wiper motor seems to be at fault (windscreen washers work fine) OSR passenger door does not open and the central locking isn’t working (could be linked?) There is a slight leak on one of the hydraulic pipes, and needs repair (brakes and suspension still operate ok) These issues will obviously need to be addressed before the MOT test. Exterior Condition This Turbo R is presentable, but needs attention in a few areas: There are marks, blemishes and stone chips as to be expected. The OSR wheel arch has corrosion and needs repair. The NSR wheel arch and front arches have some rust bubbles. There is also some corrosion below the OSR light unit and below the NSF light cluster. OSF outer headlamp has discoloured internally. Once given this TLC and a good mop & polish, you will have yourself a beautiful example in a rare and unusual colour. Interior Condition Generally, the interior is in very good order. The driver’s seat hide has got some cracks and wear on the bolster, and there are a few marks and blemishes as to be expected. As with most older Bentleys of this era, the leather creaks as bit as you drive along (again, a good leather feed and regular use will see to this). The driver’s door walnut capping has peeled away and needs either a refurb or replacing. Service History I have had some cars in my time, but never had one with a history file like this. There are well over £40k in Bills and Receipts! The majority of which are from Hanwell Car Centre of London - the reputable Rolls Royce and Bentley specialists. The invoices prove that this car has been maintained and looked after as it should during it's life. Work includes: New Head Gaskets, New Suspension Dampers, Regular and Major Services, Tyres, Brake Discs and Pads, Radiator, Thermostats, New Bentley Mesh Grill, Alloy Wheel Refurbish, Drive Belts, Heater Matrix, Fuel Pump, Summary If you are on the lookout for one of these, then you know they sell for upwards of £13k, especially a 1996 model with the later GM gearbox and more powerful engine. This is priced lower than that, as it needs a little TLC as per the advert. I was intending to get the bodywork done and then use it as a Wedding Hire car, but alas the corona has scuppered those ideas and I also have a few other classic cars which need my money and attention, hence why this now needs to go. Comes with: 1 x Key, 1 x Remote Fob, MOT History Printout, Bills & Receipts Totalling Over £40k Sold as Seen with the above listed faults and requiring TLC. No Warranty given and / or implied. Car can be driven away, but would require trade plates and I would recommend recovery. Most likely the cheapest 1996 Turbo R for sale in Europe! Located in Shinfield, Berkshire, RG2 post code (Junction 11, M4). Please call me on 07984 39540.
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