1989 Bentley Turbo

BENTLEY TURBO RL // LWB // 12K MILES // DARK OYSTER METALLIC // LHD

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1989
  • Mileage 
    12 452 mi / 20 040 km
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    DARK OYSTER METALLIC
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Interior brand colour 
    ST. JAMES RED
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Gray
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    330 BHP / 335 PS / 247 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

FOR SALE; BENTLEY TURBO RL // LWB // 12K MILES // DARK OYSTER METALLIC // LHD

EQUIPMENT
LHD, Dark Oyster Metallic Paint, Gold Pinstripes, 17″ 7-Spoke Alloys, St James Red Leather, Red Carpets, Polished Wooden Trim, Electric Adjustable Heated Front Seats, Folding Rear Trays, Air Conditioning, Blaupunkt Headunit with CD, Bluetooth, USB Input, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Beige Leather Headlining, Twin Horn, Dash Clock, External Thermometer

EXTERIOR
Portraying a sense of grandeur beyond any of its contemporaries, the magnificent silhouette of the Bentley Turbo R remains an icon of its time. Perfectly capturing the cars defined lines, a stunning coat of Dark Oyster Metallic sits with deep flake and wonderful shine, contrasted beautifully by a gold pinstripe that frames the Bentley’s generous proportions.

Overall condition of the car is superb; having spent most of its life as part of a collection in Japan the car is free from any signs of corrosion and sits with no discernible blemishes to note.

INTERIOR
An incredible combination of the highest quality walnut trim and leather upholstery, the cabin of the Turbo R is a masterclass in handcrafted British luxury design. The St. James red seats are a classic contrast to the Dark Oyster Metallic coachwork; clearly designed solely for comfort they provide unparalleled support and cushioning for both the driver and passengers, retaining a rich colour and wonderfully leathery aroma throughout. Combined the chrome switchgear and walnut trim provide a spectacularly tactile interface for the passengers and driver.

Heated fronts seats, air conditioning and a upgraded Blaupunkt headunit, with Bluetooth and USB inputs, provide all the modern essentials that make the Bentley an ideal cruiser. There’s also no shortage of space in this long wheel base example, measuring around 4 inches longer than the standard car it leaves plenty of room for the occupants to recline and relax. Having covered such little distance over the years the condition is fantastic, with all the switchgear functioning as expected, and the leather/walnut surfaces free from any clear signs of wear and tear.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The “R” in the Bentleys name stands for “roadholding”; an unusual choice for a such a large vehicle, but once the mighty 6.75L twin turbocharge V8 erupts into life it all starts to make sense. With an output of 330 bhp all 2.5 tonnes of the Bentley accelerate from 0-60 in just 7.2 seconds, fast even by todays standards. What’s more impressive still is the way it delivers the power; using its huge torque and its long geared Automatic box the Turbo R simply glides as it accelerates, all the way up to its top speed of 140 mph.

Mechanically the car is in excellent order, benefitting from an oil service and full inspection upon its arrival with us.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Transforming the look of the Bentley a set of 17″ 7 spoke alloys have been fitted in place of the standard steel wheels; costing over £2k they present in immaculate condition and completely transform the side profile of the car. Matching Avon Turbospeed tyres sit at each corner, with excellent depth remaining all around.

Discs at each corner show with no clear signs of lipping and perform well under test, stopping the mighty Turbo with relative ease.

HISTORY FILE
Delivered new to a Japanese collector in 1989, this beautifully specified Bentley Turbo RL was one of just 772 LHD cars to be produced in LWB form. The car remained in Japan until 2016, when it was exported to Europe before arriving in the UK in to 2019.

The original owner’s handbook and service book did not make the long journey from Japan, however with the car there are is Japanese export paperwork, including some mileage reports. It’s condition is undeniably time warp with the added bonus that the car was purchased for use in the UK and as such has been thoroughly worked through to ensure perfection and reliability that is documented with a vast array of invoices over the last 12 months.

Present with the car is a log of recent invoices, V5 and 2 sets of keys.

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The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.

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