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
[email protected] The Turbo RL is available for
inspection at our Phoenix showroom.
1997 Bentley Turbo R
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