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1997 Bentley Turbo R (LWB)

20 Years Owned, Impeccably Maintained

$36,800

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I have a special affinity towards the 1997 Bentley Turbo R's, as it was the first new Bentley model that I bought. They are both elegant and sporty. This example is exceptionally well maintained and is gorgeous condition.

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a gorgeous example of a 1997 Bentley Turbo R (LWB) that has been fastidiously maintained by its owner of 20-years.  Rarely do we see such a well-maintained Bentley.  This Turbo RL is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.  The 1997 models were the ultimate development and most refined of the Turbo R’s.  The 1997 Turbo R’s are rare with total worldwide production of left-hand drive models limited to 113 cars.  It is very rare to see a top-quality example come up for sale.

Special ordered by Collier Jaguar in Orlando, FL, this Bentley was shipped from the factory to Port Everglades on April 10,1997.  The MSRP was approximately $210,000.  On December 3, 2002, this Bentley was acquired by its present owner from Vantage Motor Works in North Miami for $85,000, having accumulated 22,503 miles.  The owner has carefully maintained her for the past 20-years with regular dealer servicing.  In April of 2017, the owner sent his Bentley back to the specialists at Vantage Motor Works who performed about $21,000 in major servicing.  It had accumulated 59,796 miles by then.  As we stated previously, this is a fastidiously maintained example.

The livery is elegant and timeless in Black (Paint Code 9531101) with twin Soft Tan coachstripes.  The Black is complimented well with chrome Bentley wheels, the stainless matrix mesh grill inserts and the red Flying B’s on the wheels and surrounding the car.  We love the classic look of the Turbo RL with its terrific proportions.  The exterior is nearly perfect and is in close to showroom condition.

The interior is also beautiful in its Soft Tan leather hides (Trim Code A4311) with black piping.  The leather is very soft and supple with the driver’s seat showing a minimal amount of wear in the seat bolster and cushion.   The Black Wilton wool carpeting is in excellent condition and is complimented by Soft Tan binding and Black Sheepskin overlays.  The carpet and overlays are all in very nice condition.  The gorgeous burl wood veneers are also in very nice condition.  There are a few smaller cracks, but overall the wood is in very nice condition.

The engine compartment is pristine, as one would expect from a car so well maintained through its lifetime.  The venerable 6.75-liter turbocharged V8 puts out 385 hp but a more impressive 553 ft lbs. of torque.  The driving experience is wonderful from these Bentleys.

For more details and information, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.  The Turbo RL is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.

1997 Bentley Turbo R (LWB)

$36,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATIONUSA
VIEWS668

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1997 Bentley Turbo R (LWB)
1997 Bentley Turbo R (LWB)

$36,800

VIN SCBZP14COVCX59897
BODY STYLE LWB Sedan
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 61,300
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 4
INT COLOR Soft Tan Leather with Black Piping
EXT COLOR Black
YEAR 1997
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS668

Bentley Turbo R (LWB)

The Bentley Turbo R is a high-performance automobile which was produced by Bentley Motors Limited from 1985 to 1999. The "R" stood for "roadholding", to set it apart from its predecessor. It initially inherited the turbocharged engine from the Mulsanne Turbo and also sported a retuned suspension and wider tires on alloy wheels, a first…
The Bentley Turbo R is a high-performance automobile which was produced by Bentley Motors Limited from 1985 to 1999. The "R" stood for "roadholding", to set it apart from its predecessor. It initially inherited the turbocharged engine from the Mulsanne Turbo and also sported a retuned suspension and wider tires on alloy wheels, a first for a Bentley. From the 1987 model year (20,000 series chassis numbers), however, the Turbo R's V8 engine was retuned 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.

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