1990 Bentley Turbo R
The Bentley Turbo R is arguably the most significant car made
during Rolls-Royce's ownership of the company; it is the car that
really restored the iconic Bentley brand to its former glory,
transforming the original Mulsanne Turbo into a more complete
package with vastly improved road holding (the "R" is for "road
If you fancy British luxury, a bit of burl wood in your passenger
compartment, being surrounded by leather, have something hand
built, and want an experience akin to driving around a house, then
you need to take a tool in this Bentley R Turbo. Depending on road
conditions and speed you may not even realize you are
moving...until the local Bobby has a lick at you pulling you over
to the side of the road...for speeding.
A respray of Graphite (slightly greenish) Gray tastefully drapes
the exterior on this massive automobile. In typical early '90's
fashion, the simple straight line rectangular steel paneled
motorcar presents just swimmingly. Consistent gaps, and few faults
with limited britework around only window surrounds and badging. A
simple but elegant front grille, sans flying lady, fronts the
massive bonnet. The "big B" as its known with its wings signifies
that driving this vehicle is the closest experience you can have to
Two full leather covered buckets, which are more akin to recliners,
flank a beautiful burl and chromed center console, which houses all
the necessary controls to reach the perfect placement of the
buckets. The amenities include heated seats, memory seats, power
seats, power windows, power locks, and air conditioning. As you eye
moves upward to the dash, it will find more burl, and all the
essential round gauges with chromed bezels to feast your eyes on
while you should have your eyes on the road. An adjustable steering
column with an interesting notched in column shifter helps one
locate the correct gear selection form the automatic transmission.
A leather rear bench with plenty of legroom, and a center armrest
will be more than enough to keep passengers quiet on a long trip.
Leather presents in nice patina with some creases, but no cracking
or rips are evident.
A pop of the bonnet and you'll find a clean and well maintained
motor which weighs in at 6.5 Liters, is a V8 with fuel injection
and of course the turbo charger helps it put out 308hp with 487
lb/ft torque. A Turbo Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
is bolted to the back.
Rust free, and structurally strong, normal wear shows pretty much
what is to be expected of a 29 year old vehicle.
Having one of these fine automobiles and motoring around the States
will certainly attract attention, because so few were brought here.
Yes, there are the new models with their curves and loaded with
technology, but all that just puts it out of range price wise for
many. Here is a classic in dapper shape, ready to roll on to the
next champagne gathering. Chip chip cheerio and all that rot!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania,
conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and
our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for
more information or to come see the vehicle in person.