For Sale: 1989 Bentley Turbo R in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

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1989 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 holding").

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 Turbo R. 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.

Taking handmade luxury to the next level is what this car is all about, plus it is not fooling around on the performance end either. All steel panels bathed in white with just a hint of chrome thin trimming throughout could be coined as pure cleanliness/even the famous grille surround on this car is white with a chromed ribbed grille front flying "B" topper for the hood and thin trim spears throughout. Not looking obviously as such don't be fooled this is a large car. 4 doors with plenty of room for in and out for front and rear passengers, and spacious storage in the trunk and for the legs of the passengers. Side views offer almost unassuming looks, but do not be fooled, it is all tight on the gaps and paint, while nice has some staining on the horizontal surfaces as well as some invasive rust in the lower right rear quarter panel and some chip offs on the rear bumper. Twin laid pinstriping runs the length of the sides and behind each front tire is a Turbo R badge in red lettering. Nicely preserved window surrounds have clean slightly tinted glass all around. Polished 17-inch wheels wrapped in like new 255/55/R17's all around help with the cloud like ride.

A fine mix of zebra wood and walnut burl painstakingly mitered together make up just the door sills. Below his smooth saddle, (tan), leather and shiny electronic controls and the door actuator. Inside, more saddle for the padded dash top and bottom which sandwiches more walnut burl for the dash front. Round gauges and vents are within this burl as well as a warning light readout panel. The center console meets the dash in the middle and runs downward with an aftermarket AM/FM/Cassette player, and more vents and round gauges. As it meets the floor temp the mirror joysticks, an ashtray, lighter, power seat adjustments, and memory controls for the seats. Dual saddle leather wrapped armrests fold down between the front buckets which all are wrapped in saddle leather with red piping. Seating shows some slight minor folds in the leather but gives it a nice look of light usage. A big rear bench stretches from door to door. Saddle Wilton carpet is gracing the floors and above is a cream headliner with a corresponding hanging console with some extra lighting for the rear passengers. We note some shrinkage of the leather on the dash top and rear parcel shelf.

The heart of this car is shoehorned under the hood and presents as a 6.75 liter V8 with a turbo attached. It is fed by Bosch EFI and pushes power back to a 2.69 rear axle via a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission on the back of the V8.

The R in the name plate means "Road Holding" and there are plenty of mechanicals that work together to accomplish this with this large luxury automobile. Automatic Variable ride control with auto leveling works with independent coil springs all around to provide this road handling and smooth ride. No rust is seen under here, and all structurally buttoned up. 4-wheel power disc brakes are on, and a clean exhaust in dual form works its way out to the rear of the car, passenger side.

I was planning on driving myself and a few of my cohorts to lunch near the Classic Auto Mall, kind of a tradition with these Bentleys, however with the driver's power seat being inoperable I was unable to squeeze behind the wheel but my partner in crime sucked it in and managed to wheel us to Morgantown, PA's finest eatery. It accelerated like a storm blowing in, handled like it was on rails, and rode like you are on the clouds of that incoming storm. A true head turner...very comfortable inside and the functionality of conveniences was excellent. I did notice the only power window to be operational was the driver's front position and the locks are getting sticky when operated with the key.

A luxury car lover's dream, hand built in the Rolls Royce factory, plenty of 6.75 liter turbocharged power, and room for several friends to go along for the ride, this British masterpiece is ready to roll.

C-United Kingdom
ZR-Bentley Turbo R
03-6.75L V8 Turbo Charged
B-Manual Belts
9-Check Digit
C-Crewe, England Assy Plant
X25420-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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 located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1989 Bentley Turbo R
  • Listing ID: CC-1669365
  • Price: $12,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1989
  • Make:Bentley
  • Model:Turbo R
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:137753
  • Stock Number:4183
  • VIN:SCBZR03B9KCX25420
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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