1990 Bentley Turbo R

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Type: Used
Year: 1990
Make: Bentley
Model: Turbo R
Body: 4 Door Sedan
Engine Size:
Trans: Automatic
Mileage: 37855
VIN: SCBZR03DXLCX32699
Stock: 32699
Ext Color: White
Int Color: White

West Coast Classics presents a 1990 Bentley Turbo R with only 37K original miles and in the striking color combination of 'White' factory color paint and 'White' Connolly hides.

This beautiful example has a highly desirable color combination of original factory 'White' color exterior paint with painted pin stripes, original Bentley alloy wheels and with gorgeous 'White' Connolly leather hides and 'Red' carpeting. The original color paint has minor imperfections, all the chrome work including the front grille and bumpers is good, and the leather seats and dashboard show only minor signs of wear also. 

The car drives very well, the transmission is very smooth with Rolls Royce/Bentley's legendary almost imperceptible shift and the engine temperature always remains cool. 


Bentley's history is associated with luxury and grace but another attribute is of course high performance. Until 1982, the company, along with Rolls Royce, had been more concerned with building the best car money could buy .... and then it turbo-charged the Mulsanne. The car was a phenomenal performer for such a heavyweight and the Turbo R (R standing for Roadholding) continued that tradition with a completely reworked chassis with upgraded steering and brakes and was aimed at the owner who preferred to drive themselves rather then be driven! To make such a large luxurious and heavy car go so fast (Bentley and Rolls Royce traditionally never published official figures but the output was conservatively estimated at 0-60 in 6.7 seconds with a top speed in excess of 170 mph) a V8 with a single in block cam and two overhead valves per cylinder displacing close to 427ci (7 liters) and breathed by a Garret turbo gave the Turbo R the pace of a low-slung super-car! This gave the car dramatic acceleration and earned it a following amongst enthusiastic and obviously well-heeled (original cost of this car was over $195K) driver's! Unrestricted versions, with low profile tires have been tested at speeds in excess of 170 mph proving the turbo-charger turned the already potent engine into a powerhouse! Stiff suspension, front and rear anti-roll bars and electronically (computer) controlled variable rate self-leveling shocks for any driving condition kept the ride smooth despite the beefed up suspension and the road handling was absolutely world class exceptional too! Big 18" rims went against tradition but run on 265/45 ZR tires in the turbo R's sporting theme. This should prove the most collectible of it's generation being the quickest and most distinctive Bentley since the S-Type Continental with the Turbo R having the edge in esteem thanks to it's more capable handling. The renown '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, an extremely high compliment indeed!

For those who are unfamiliar, Rolls Royce and Bentley no longer exist as they had for over one hundred years - this is one of the last in the original line of cars built in the legendary Rolls Royce/Bentley factory in Crewe, England with a quality and craftsmanship that far surpasses that of today's mass produced models with many BMW parts - this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of automobile history, from a time when Rolls Royce and Bentley were truly building the world's finest motor cars.

 

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