1998 Bentley Turbo

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1998
  • Mileage 
    47 000 mi / 75 640 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SCBZP23C6WCH66106
  • Engine number 
    88705L410MT1TS
  • Lot number 
    433
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 47,000 miles (atoc), and only twoformer keepersFinished in Dark Sapphire with 'thick over thin' Sandstone fine linesSandstone hide, and Portland Stone Wilton over matsWell documentedmaintenance record with recent attention from a well-regarded marque specialistThe last, rarest, most expensive and most powerful of the Turbo R lineThe Bentley Turbo R was a high-performance model produced by Bentley Motors Limited from 1985 to 1997 and the Rstood for "road holding", to set it apart from its predecessor, the square headlight Mulsanne Turbo. It initially inherited the turbocharged engine from the Mulsanne Turbo and also sported re-tuned suspension and wider tyres on alloy wheels, a first for a Bentley. From 1987, however, the Turbo R's V8 engine was fitted with fuel injection for added torque. Motor Trend called the Turbo R "The first Bentley in decades deserving of the famous name" in their review of the car on its introduction to the United States in 1989, with car enthusiast Jay Leno first in the queue.The Turbo RT was the last, rarest, most powerful and most expensive of the Turbo 'R' line and was fitted with the 400bhp (298 kW; 406 PS) twin-turbo 6.75-litre V8 engine from the two-door Continental T. Performance was 'more than adequate' with a top speed limited to 150 mph. It is visually differentiated from other Bentley Turbo R models by its sports wheels, radiator mesh grille, and colour-coded bumpers with bright mesh inserts. The ultra-luxurious Turbo RT was built between 1997 and 1998, with just 252 cars produced prior to the introduction of the Arnage.This lovely, long-wheelbase example was delivered new in the UK, supplied by Jack Barclay Ltd and first registered on 11/01/1999. It was tastefully specified with Dark Sapphire paintwork, Sandstone Hide seating, thick-over-thin Sandstone coach-lines and of course matching Portland Stone Wilton over-mats. Our vendor's father purchased this car to add to his collection as the best example he could find of the final model manufactured whilst the Bentley company was still under UK ownership, and since then it has been cared for with no expense spared, and maintained by specialists regarded as the best in the business. Today, this imposing machine presents very well with the paintwork retaining a deep gloss and the interior showing very little wear to speak of. The car fires into life with the first turn of the key and our vendor informs us that, with the extra comfort afforded by the longer cabin, there is no better way to travel the 350 miles round trip from their residence to Goodwood. On offer with a substantial history folder containing invoices, MOTs and handbooks, a Bentley trickle-charger, and a bespoke car cover.