1990 Bentley Turbo R
Well known and documented example run by a motoring mag for the last 22 months; lots of useful work done showing just 54,956 miles with scope to improve some cosmetics
Supplied new by Strattons Wilmslow Ltd, Cheshire in January 1990 this imposing Bentley Turbo R is finished in Acrylic Cobalt Blue and sits upon its original 16” alloy wheels.
Inside, we find Parchment hide piped dark blue with dark blue dash roll, carpets and traditional Burr Walnut trim. Furthermore, we find electric windows, air conditioning, electric seats and column shift.
Under the bonnet lives the mammoth 6.75 litre V8 engine with single turbo driving the rear wheels via three-speed TH400 automatic transmission.
This Turbo R shows just 54,956 miles and is relatively well known. Bought by Kelsey media in November 2020 for use through their various publications charting its journey from purchase through ownership for the last year, documenting what its like to live with and addressing various issues the car developed using a range of parts suppliers and specialists.
There are a range of videos on their YouTube channel about the car and various magazine features some of which are on file.
Works undertaken in their tenure include a new battery and alternator belt, re-conditioned rear callipers costing £660, steering rack, new OSF ABS sensor, spare wheel carrier, new fuel pipes and new correct Avon tyres to name but a few of the items bought. Their total spend not including workshop bills comes in at over £13,000 including the purchase of the car at £9,500.
The history file includes the V5C which shows just three former keepers, the owner’s pack and service book showing 17 stamps, the last by PJG Autos (Bentley and Rolls specialist) of Bristol in September 2020 at 46,361 miles (It was service again during Kelsey’s tenure too).
In addition, we also find a Bentley spec sheet for the car, selection of bills for recent works undertaken and parts purchase plus the current MPT valid until 21st October 2022 which recorded no advisories.
The car presents relatively well, but there are, as pictured some areas that would benefit from some cosmetic attention. That aside the car seems to drive well and was driven to us from Cheltenham without issue, although we were advised the fuel gauge seems intermittently operable and although the LCD unit on the dash was repaired it still shows a fault showing low coolant or other although these things appear ok.
Buyers please note, the Bentley was recorded Category-D in October 2002.
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Reg No: G684YYT
Chassis Number: SCBZR04AXLCH31673
Engine Number: 70831L410I/TEL
Engine Size: 6750
Docs: Copy of V5C; owner's pack & service book with 17 stamps, spec sheet;invoices, workshop manual dvd, MOT Oct-22 with no advisories
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