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1990 Bentley Turbo R

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  • Mileage~79,700
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine6.75L
  • LocationHorsham


1990 Bentley Turbo R

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Jacob Boodrie
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How do you make one of the worlds finest luxury saloon better? Well, fit a monstrous turbo on its already powerful 6.75L V8 and the Bentley Turbo R was born.

The Bentley Turbo R was first introduced in 1985 and was produced for 12 years. The "R" stood for road-holding to set it apart from its predecessor.

The Turbo R is an icon of its era - hand-built, fast and sturdy and full to the brim of decadent luxury. The engineering team at Bentley increased the roll stiffness some 50% compared to the Mulsanne Turbo, a vast improvement that put the turbo V8 power to good use.

We really like this example that Séan has owned for the previous 5 years, it's in really good shape both cosmetically and mechanically and been treated to regular services and maintenance.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after liaising Séan the owner.

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Meet the owner

This car has been my pride and joy for the previous 5 years, it's proper luxury motoring with a stunning performance - I love it!

After owning several Aston Martins and Alfa Romeos over the years, Séan decided to mix it up a bit and give Bentley ownership a go.

He's loved owning and maintaining his Turbo R over the previous years. Séan is very meticulous with his cars and after years of research and looking at several examples, he found this gem in Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Séan reports, "I sense the overall impact for the owner will be as I found, once you start to drive and appreciate this very attractive version of the Bentley marque. There are some special aspects which deserve notice, the car attracts attention even amongst other Turbo Rs, with the colour matching interior leather, which is aged but still supple and the aroma can be captivating."

We really like the look of this Turbo R, the paintwork looks excellent and Séan reports it's always garaged and kept very clean with regular detailing.

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Pure class - this Bentley Turbo R is a great high-class garage queen in this stunning Vermillion Red paint.

Wheels and Tyres

The car has its original sporty silver Bentley Turbo R wheels - we really like the sport stance of the Turbo R.

The wheels are in excellent condition and really clean - please take a look at the photos of the exterior to see for yourself.


After inspecting the content we didn't notice any significant imperfections when we looked at the bodywork - a very nice clean original example indeed.

Of course, there are a few age related marks but nothing significant. You'll see the full condition of the car in the images and videos included.


The Vermillion paint looks excellent and full of depth / shine.

Séan says he often gets stopped by Bentley enthusiasts and asked how he keeps it so nice. "Autoglym polish and frequent washing with clean microfibers," he says. The car also comes with a Bentley silk dust cover, which Séan stores it under.

Across the car, the paint is even in finish and colour - it really is good with no signs of any significant imperfections.

Please have a look at the videos and images for a more detailed view.

Glass and Trim

In line with the rest of the car - great condition with the rubber trim looking very good.

Please view the photos and videos for a more detailed view.


The luxury oozes from the exterior to the interior - the finest magnolia hide with St James red pipping along with Dahlia Red carpets and armrests - you might as well be inside Buckingham Palace.

Seats and Carpets

The magnolia leather seats with St James red pipping seats look excellent; one very well kept example.

Séan says, "the interior has an elegant patina but also retains its wonderful leather smell".

The Dahlia Red matching carpets look great too, with a deep pile for that luxurious feel as you cruise around in your 6.75L Turbo'd beast.

Please take a look at the images to see the interior of this Turbo R up close.


A beautiful walnut veneer dashboard with Dahlia Red leather found on this stunning example.

We love the elegance of the Bentley Turbo R interior, especially on this example.

The Dahlia Red topping for the instrument binnacle and arm rests is always a talking point – even amongst Bentley enthusiasts.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

An original 3 spoke Bentley sports steering wheel is found on this 1990 example. The black leather looks in excellent condition, in line with the rest of the car.

The gear selector is a stick on the steering wheel column, which is also in excellent condition.

Please take a look at the photos for a closer look at the steering wheel and gear stick.


Sheer power and control at your fingertips - the mighty 6 and ¾ L turbocharged Bentley V8 will take you to your destination swiftly and comfortably.

Engine and Gearbox

The mighty 6.75L turbocharged V8 powers this car, producing 296bhp and will do 0-62mph in around 7.0sec - not bad for a car that weighs 2,450kg.

The car featured a four-speed GM 4L80-E gearbox which was also shared with the Continental R, DB7 and XJR - a hardy and popular gearbox at the time.

Séan reports that the engine runs very smoothly, just as it should and gear changes are excellent. Séan mentioned that if the car is left standing for a long time then there's a very small leak from the power steering.

Please take a look at the mechanical photos for a closer look.

Suspension and Brakes

Post-1990 examples featured active suspension and with that came excellent ride quality.

While taking us around the car, Séan is very honest and also reports there may be a small leak from the NSR shock absorber.

He assures us that the car handles as you'd expect and stops just as it should do too - please view the images to see this in more detail.

The Drive

Séan assures us the car drives beautifully and fault-free.

Séan goes on to say, "It's not a classic you see every day, with only 7,230 produced - I often get a lot of questions about it and it's a real conversation starter".

Electrics and Other

This is the era when technical developments in electrics really began to improve all aspects of car manufacture.

Séan has reported that all other electrics are working as expected on this example.

History and Paperwork

Just what you want to see; a brimming portfolio of history including servicing, receipts and reports from Bentley and Rolls Royce specialists.

Séan has put a lot of time, energy and money into his ownership of his 1990 Bentley Turbo R and has enjoyed every second, he's now trying to find the car a new home, someone to treasure and enjoy it as much as he has.

Séan is more than happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

Checks carried out by us:
- Photo ID of seller.
- V5 checked against seller's photo ID.
- HPi checked

Service History
Date Type Mileage
09.11.2020 MOT 79,825
07.09.2019 MOT 79,312
14.07.2018 MOT 78,019
17.07.2017 MOT 76,393
23.09.2016 MOT 74,800
11.08.2015 MOT 73,022
07.08.2014 MOT 72,499
13.03.2015 Service n/a
15.04.2015 Service 71,652
19.08.2013 MOT 70,758
08.08.2012 MOT 70,614
18.08.2011 MOT 70,178
17.08.2010 MOT 69,425
04.08.2009 MOT 69,084
04.08.2008 MOT 68,626
01.08.2007 MOT 68,047
28.06.2006 MOT 66,918
20.11.1990 Serivce (MD) 1,986
Key Details
  • ModelTurbo R
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date31.12.1990
  • CC6750CC
  • Mileage~79,700
  • ColourVermillion
  • Interior ColourMagnolia
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SCBZR04A0MCH33837
  • Engine #73198L410I/TEL
  • MOTYes. Exp - 08.11.2021
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers9
  • VisitedNo - Self consignment
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned5yrs
  • Key Feature6.75L Silky V8

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£7,000 bid by HenArt 19.11.2020 @ 21:05:24
Roger Matthews
Roger Matthews

Love the Bentley. I can see the body looks lovely in the pics but living in Devon I cannot view the car before the auction ends. Are you aware of any corrosion anywhere? Have there been any body repairs to your knowledge? Are the wheel arch inner edges nice and crisp? Roger.


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