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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-22-2016, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Turbo R wanted- anyone selling on here?

Hello everyone.
I am on the look out for the Turbo R. i kind of prefer the late cars, but also looking at the early models too. i have been browsing for the past year waiting for the "right car" to come along. Hard to desacribe, but i will know when i see it.
I prefer the darker colours if possible
I have come close to buying a few, but didn't pan out for various reasons each time.
If you have something on offer, feel free to send over details and pics.
i have searched most online sites/ auction houses already, done a few test drives, and been to physical auction, so feel like i have my eye in. but somehow the right car is not in my garage yet.

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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-14-2016, 12:50 PM
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are you still looking....i have a 1990 turbo r, brooklands green with beige interior, 27,000 miles
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post #3 of 51 (permalink) Old 11-05-2016, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all. I haven't been on here for quite a while. But I have finally bought a Turbo, after browsing around for about a year or so. It's a 97 LWB.
Here are some pictures, if anyone's interested.












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Nice Looking Lump whats it drive like ?

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Very well! Plenty of power from The engine, smooth gear change.
Needs a few details sorting, as normal when buying a used car. but nothing major.
Shame it's winter now, as opportunities to use it will be limited really.
I will probably get the air con topped up, as it's not very cold.
I fixed a few small details already, like two interior lights not working.

Though I could not work out the two vanity lamps above the sun visors. They don't turn on when the sun blind is lowered. (Also when sliding open the mirror cover).The bulbs test good, but there's no 12v getting the contacts.
Is thee a switch built into the sun visor?

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Hi No switch the contact wires are in the roof center panel

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Wonderfull car Naki, exceptionnal engine with Air/Water supercharger / Turbo

1997 is the best year in my opinion, the last real original Bentley of Crewe, befoire 1998, BMW seats for example.

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Hi No switch the contact wires are in the roof center panel
Ok, so should they turn on when the sunvisor is lowered? I tried it with the headlamps turned on too.
I struggled to see how the switch is activated? As I would guess that's where the issue will lay.

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Wonderfull car Naki, exceptionnal engine with Air/Water supercharger / Turbo

1997 is the best year in my opinion, the last real original Bentley of Crewe, befoire 1998, BMW seats for example.

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I was looking at the earlier models too, but as time went on, I must admit I was being drawn to the later models more so. Mainly based on styling though. But the allure of the more powerful later Turbo R engine was undeniable too. Very pleased with my purchase over all. It's been a long time coming really.
I remember starting to look at Bentleys and Rolls about 5 years ago, but the hard reality back then meant they were out of my league, financially. Thankfully now with improved personal circumstances, plus garage space to keep a big classic car out of the elements (V. Important). I can just about justify owning one. Plus the notable milestone of my 40th birthday this year, the timing is just right! (I can rightfully use the classic mid life crisis exccise).

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I see your car has additional wood and picnic tables that was an optional extra. A very personal thing, of course.
Biggest thing for me is finding an excuse to use them, as with any classic. Living fairly close to central London I try to take a drive in on Sundays where traffic is lighter and parking is free after 1400, so I can have a wander. I must say that I get a lot of positive interest and courtesy from the general public as they are such a rare dinosaur now in the world of bland and hybrid. They are almost a mobile museum piece.
Best value in the world must now be a eighties Rolls Royce. If you could keep one on the road at a sensible cost then what value.
Perhaps I should have bought that gold one last year for £5000?
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