Turbo R - Excellent presentation & condition. Famous Rolls-Royce Turbocharged V8

Price: US $30,500.00 Item location: Barrington, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Bentley
  • Model: Turbo R
  • SubModel: - 4 door sedan
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: - 4 door sedan
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 83,000
  • VIN: SCBZR03A0KCX26446
  • Color: Masons black
  • Engine size: 6.75 Litre Rolls-Royce V8 - Garrett Turbo charged
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: Magnolia (cream) Connolly leather
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1989 Bentley Turbo R - 4 door sedan






Bentley

Turbo R


The ultimate of the Bentleysfrom Crewe ~


1989


Most desirable combination of Black with magnolia interior





Here is a really stunning looking Bentley Turbo R finished in Masons black with 2-tone Magnolia (light cream) Connolly hides with taupe-tan accents (seat piping and floor rugs). The twin fine lines to the waist-rails are hand-painted in matching taupe- tan.
The car was a "special order" thru Bentley's design studios by a prominent Toronto business man and the car predominantly used as a chauffeur car for family members to and from their family and vacation homes. The car has travelled only 83,000 miles and has a totally clean AutoCheck report:

(see detailed report below)
The Bentley Turbo R is powered by a 6.75 litre Rolls-Royce designed V8 engine with the Bosch fuel injecton system and Garrett Turbo-charger. Exuding in excess of 300 horsepower it pumped out over 500 foot pounds of torque. So she is quite spritely indeed and, uoting Modern Car's review upon its release; "such is the power of this 2.5 ton behemoth, hen you power down streets in Sussex, he blows leaves off trees inKent!".It has the look and a true behemoth it is! With the black and completely colour-coded bumpers, his is indeed a handsome beast.

This one is a well maintained example with a good clean Car-fax history*. It has recently been thru Park-Ward's workshop and anything requiring doing was attended to including all the hydraulics and braking system overhauled (pumps, ccumulators, as springs, tc). Mechanically, his car needs nothing.Under the bonnet, he presentation is amazing. It has not been precision detailed but simply kept clean and tidy throughout its life. The car sports factory specification original Turbo R alloy wheels.

The body of the car is straight and the paint deep in lustre and consistency. It does have a few minor little chips and marks here and there but these are few and only show if one looks hard. Otherwise it is very shiny without any fading, ents or dings. Rubbers, ouldings, adges and external fittings are all in good condition.

The interior of this car is quite stunning. The Connolly leather shows beautifully and is completely original. It has never been re-dyed or messed with and yet remains very soft and supple without any signs of typical wear. The wood throughout is excellent and can comfortably be described as perfect showing no lacquer cracks, hips or marks. Carpets, eats, ash, ront top-roll, ear parcel shelf and fixtures are truly excellent and I best encourage you to look at all the photos to fully appreciate how nicely the interior presents. An additional factory fitted feature on the car are rear picnic tables which were more commonly ordered for Rolls-Royces and not so much on Bentleys. These were specially ordered with Connolly hide facings and burl walnut tray tops - so very rare. The car also had an up-market stereo CD system (for its time) fitted by the Bentley dealer.

As part of Park-Ward's maintenance program, ll electricals and features & functions have been inspected so everything is operating as it should; windows, eats, irrors, /C, eater, ights, ipers, tc. Right down to every light bulb in the dash. This is a true, take the keys and drive" example with no additional budget needed to attend to any nuances or gremlins.

As a privately owned chauffeur car by wealthy owners most of its life, t has all the signs of a well-maintained example. It is tight to drive, rakes strong and rides as a Bentley should.

The car is of very high standard and is an easy 10 out of 10 driver rating. She is 100% factory original in specification in every respect.

~~ This very masculine Bentley Turbo R is a stunning example which simply oozes road presence! Being a rare and unique example, t makes for a wonderful addition to any collection or provide that special "oomph" for your Friday night ride! ~~

* The car was originally thru North America's Rolls-Royce and Bentley distributor and delivered in Canada. As such, he car was fitted with a kilometer odometer and the Carfax report reflects all readings in kilometers; currently 134,000 klms.




Interesting information on theBentleyTurbo R series


The Bentley Turbo R was a high-performance model produced by Bentley Motors Limited. The "R" stood for "roadholding", o 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, first for a Bentley. From the 1987 model year (20,000 series chassis numbers), owever, he 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.





For extra photos on this fine example go to the link below. The photos are of super high resolution so if you right click on any, ou can zoom in and see every little detail and defect in considerable detail.

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A note from RRMOTORSINC:

“For those Rolls-Royce & Bentley enthusiasts who have followed my auctions in the past I welcome you all. For those who are new to my adverts and/or the marque, lease note that as a serious collector of some 30 years, ll my cars are truly described examples. I have my own private Rolls-Royce workshop (not open to the public but dedicated to my own cars) with trained Rolls-Royce craftsmen who are proficient in all aspects. We have now exceeded 200 Rolls-Royces and Bentleys restored and sold for shipping world-wide from our current premises. As a team, e are dedicated to the preservation of the marque and as such, ny car that leaves the stable is completely inspected and work-shopped to ensure mechanical and operational items are maintained appropriately. We adopt a “keep it original” mentality with pride and confidence, ffering after sales technical support and assistance well beyond the sale. Because most of my cars are offered for the pleasures of driving enjoyment it is not always possible or practical to seek perfection (in the true sense of the word) but we do always uphold excellence in whatever we do. Our cars are by no means cheap priced cars but we like to think they are amongst the best. To this end, firmly believe in the famous adage; “Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.” We hope you do to.”
RRMOTORSINC is a division of Park-Ward Motors and The Park-Ward Motors Museum. We can always be reached at +1-312-320-6996.
*We at Park-Ward Motors – the things we do.

When our Rolls-Royces & Bentleys are commissioned for resale, hey are indeed professionally and correctly “fully work-shopped”. No corners are cut. And it is all addressed in true Crewe tradition. There is way too much to list here but to give you an example of our commitment to excellence of the various processes, his is one such example of what we do:

Doors and windows:-

Every car has its interior door panels removed. If the wood is in need of repair (as most are) it is refinished in-house by trained and talented craftsmen at Park-Ward Motors. This is a detailed process of stripping the wood of its old lacquer, epairing the veneer if there is damage, taining the top surface as per Rolls-Royce methodology and refinishing with no less than 25 coats of clear lacquer. Hand wet-sanded and polished between all of its last 15 coats. New window felt guides and wood-to-glass foam seals are fitted. All window mechanisms are checked and serviced for smooth and efficient up and down movement. This includes an electrical modification to rectify the typical “slow window syndrome”. All tracks, hains and gears are lubricated. Where central locking is fitted, hese are all serviced to ensure no “solenoid sticking”, nother common problem. Units are repaired and or changed as required for refurbished units. Door wiring and door-to-body wiring is checked, epaired and/or replaced as required. The splash plastic on the inside of the doors to protect the leather panels from rain splash from inside the door is replaced with correct specification black plastic as used by the factory. Cut to shape and glued in position as per original. All door hardware is checked and repaired as required including locks, andles and scuttle finishes. The door is reassembled with all items cleaned and polished. The wood refitted and the leather panels are re-Connollised before final fitment.

Take this example and apply it to the many, any different aspects of Rolls-Royce restoration, ervice and maintenance and you have our dedication to correct and professional vehicle pre-delivery preparation and commissioning.




**PLEASE read auction terms and conditions below BEFORE bidding.**
~~ Important note: the $2,000 deposit is due within 24 hours. If not paid, r if no contact is received within that period, e reserve the right to offer the car to any other party.~~


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Standard Terms & Conditions for all Rolls-Royce & Bentley sales by RRMOTORSINC:
This Bentley is part of a private collection. Although licensed and bonded, am not a main-stream retail car dealer or broker; I am a professional car collector of some 30 years with considerable experience and knowledge of Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with the marque which I take seriously. I take pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. However, uctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer, nd you are the winning bidder, lease understand you have entered a binding contract. You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to “hold” the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Once you bid or make an offer, ou are doing so to buy WITHOUT conditions. Your bid can not be subject to anything. A $2000.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal. The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier’s check or bank wire. I cannot accept PayPal for the balance. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so, f all the funds are not received as outlined above, reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the contract, reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. To be clear, f you change your mind for ANY reason and do not complete the transaction in the time-frame required, ou will forfeit your deposit. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost.
As a collector and experienced restorer of the marque, make every effort to bring my cars to a high standard. By comparison, y cars are generally superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. You must expect some issues. Unless specifically stated, he car is not of show standard but of nice "driver" condition. Please understand, how cars of this model cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for prices commensurate, o the sale price of this car reflects its relative condition. You are buying "condition" accordingly. Buyers should not expect to receive concours quality or "perfect" cars at these prices. Please also understand, he very nature of these classic Bentleys is such that it is not always possible to attend to every item, r perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked items. Further, nd very importantly, hese cars are classic cars also because they are old. So this means a 26 year old car is predominantly comprised of 26 year old parts. And old parts will fail. All buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out, reak and/or stop functioning without notice. This is even more likely with hand-built English cars of early technology when compared to the typical American car of the same vintage. Please note, itted radio/stereo systems are usually subject to upgrade by purchasers so I do not ensure operation of these. Similarly, ruise control systems fitted to these classics were of an inferior design and I do not check or warrant the operation of these. Suspension and brakes on these cars are complex. We thoroughly check them and replace things that are identified faulty. But please understand, y example; if we change a brake line because it appears aged or faulty, e do NOT at the same time replace all other hoses because they are of similar age. This is considered "preventative maintenance". We do not do this unless specifically requested and is not included in the purchase price. Feel free to ask for this additional service. Further, feature or function that is working perfectly one moment, ay decide to play-up the next. After all, t is some 26 years old. This is the nature of any classic car and especially a Rolls-Royce which was very "complicated" for its era. For this reason it is necessary for the following condition:
The vehicle is being sold "as-is/where-is" with no warranty expressed, ritten or implied. Any descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment and accuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be responsible for errors in description, uthenticity, enuineness, r defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. If any aspect of the description contradicts what can be seen in the photos, hen the photos shall prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, nforeseen imperfection, efect or damage. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyer’s request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any written or oral statements about the vehicle. Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age, n most US states, he mileage may be recorded as “exempt”. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown and accepts no responsibility for any discrepancy with independent reports such as Carfax, utoCheck, tc. Should there be any legal dispute after the sale, andI certainly hope there would never need to be!), ll such disputes shall be determined in the jurisdiction of McHenry County, llinois - the domicile of Park-Ward Motors.I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage, ransportation, r repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end, cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end. Also, ou must remember that this is a classic +/-26 year old vehicle, nd while it is up to you, do not recommend that you just “hop in and drive it across the country”until you have familiarised yourself with the car. At least, have never done that. I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home.

PLEASE; IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS, ONTACT ME BEFORE YOU BID AS, ESPECTFULLY, HERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

I am sorry if these terms seem harsh but there seem to be some very unrealistic buyers out there - fortunately, nly few of these people exist but those that do can make life difficult, o it appears EVERYTHING needs to spelled out. Very simply put, his is an old car being offered for sale. It is not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further, olls-Royces and Bentleys are not without nuances and idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain. This is well documented in many circles. You need to be a special and considerate type of purchaser to own a Rolls-Royce or Bentley. Their down-side is part of the fun in owning them! As the old saying goes; "we love to hate them and hate to love them!" So, lease respect the terms and conditions when you bid.


~~ **Please note: This Rolls-Royce~Bentley is part of the collection of the Park-Ward Motor Museum. As a professional collector and experienced restorer and I have my own Rolls-Royce dedicated workshop with qualified craftsmen on hand. As a passionate collector of the marque I take great pride and pleasure in passing on any of my cars to its next owner (“caretaker”). In so doing, nce this Rolls-Royce is sold, will put the car back thru my workshop to ensure that it is mechanically sound and all major features and functions are operating as described even though the car is contractually being sold "as-is". Certain items such as final electrical tests and hydraulic pressure checks are usually left for this stage as these are considered "commissioning procedures". This and considerable other work will be performed after the sale and before delivery to ensure the car is in excellent order. This all done at NO CHARGE. Who else selling a Rolls-Royce on eBay does this?! This provides the buyer the peace of mind to purchase with complete confidence. Depending on our work load, lease allow approximately 7-10 business days for this procedure. For more information on the Park-Ward Motor Museum and their skills, lease contact me thru my eBay home page where I can direct you to see some 100 Rolls-Royces restored to varying levels over the last few years. ~~


VALUES:
Classic Rolls-Royce & Bentleyvalues vary wildly, ntirely dependent on their condition. There are, f course, ther aspects that add or subtract from their values – Long Wheel Base versus regular, he year which dictated certain technical changes, tc. The colour alone, or example can make a big difference. So for the benefit of new-comers to the marque please see the approximate guide to values based on a particular model below. Please remember, hese are “plus-or-minus” figures:

Year: 1986-1989
Make: Bentley

Model: Turbo R

Show car: $30,000+

Exceptional: $25-30,000

Excellent: $20-25,000

Good: $18-20,000

Average: $15-18,000

Fair: $10-15,000

Basket case: < $10,000

Hopefully this will provide a reference point for the Bentley being featured in this listing as it compares to the range of different condition examples.Please note, very poor condition example that is tired and not maintained can easily demand some $30,000 in restoration to make it a "nice" example but remember, t will be no longer original. So don't be fooled by "cheap buys". For any specific questions about this unique example of a Bentley, lease do not hesitate to contact me.

According to the London based investment research firm; Historic Automobile Group International, lassic cars have appreciated on average, 3% per year since 1980, hilst overall stock values averaged an 11% gain over the same period. The following graph charts the value of collectible cars vs. the S&P500.



"RRMOTORSINC": Qualified & experienced in Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars world-wide for more than 30 years