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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-11-2019, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Turbo R or Brooklands

Hello everyone, need advice as I’m on the market for either a Turbo R or a Brooklands (non R). Main difference is what? Stiff ride on the Turbo R? I know it has more boost too. But I’m looking for a smooth ride and I’m unable to test drive either one since I will be buying remote and will have it shipped. Just don’t want to buy the wrong one. Your kind advise is much appreciated.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-11-2019, 09:46 AM
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Texas,


At Jaguar we used to build two different suspension set ups for US and Germany.........US was a jelly mould ride and Germany a rib cage rattler.


All I can say if you are not going to see the car personally you really need a knowledgable person to look over the car for you.


Can't help with general ride quality between models as I find most RR/B a dream to ride in.


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The best advice is to have ANY RR/B checked out by a knowledgeable tech that knows the marque. It may cost you a few hundred, but I can almost guarantee you that buying a car unseen and not checked out beforehand will cost you far more than the inspection.
This forum as well as others regularly get drop ins that have buyers remorse being up late and getting wild eyed and stiff in the pants when they see something "that's a good deal"
Either model will give you a ride that you will enjoy...only if its reliable.


Hope for the best.

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i defer to the senior members. i am a newbie. my 1997 turbo r has a firm "sporty" suspension that attracted me to the car. i believe the brooklands, except for late year models, has a plush softer suspension
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Larry no need to defer to anyone you are the only one answering Texas' question


I think wraithman and I just picked up on the worry of buying a car unseen.


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My R has very compliant suspension for the road, certainly not hard.

As others have said, get it checked by someone. I bought mine sight unseen and am paying the price. Although, once the new head gaskets are fitted it will be a very nice car 🤪
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I think I should go and test drive the cars, leaning more towards Brooklands for a less sporty ride, but I should really be looking at it and not buy in the blind. I know that I’m getting into a vintage vehicle and can’t expect it to be all perfect, but you guys are right, got to buy an airline ticket and do a few day trips to go see each one. At least I will be able to compare. Some of these cars haven’t been driven in 2 yrs but only 30-70 miles. I wonder what the gas tank/lines/filter look like by now. Starting to get cold feet now...
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Wise decision Texas,


There is so much information online if you research what to look out for in 'Buying a Used RR/B' and could save you $1000's+++



JRobinsons, Harry's Garage, Ronnie Rollsroycenut, lots of youtube advice a click away.


Here's just one from UK as an overview but even this not totally covering all the detail issues.


https://classicsworld.co.uk/classic-...-buyers-guide/


Wish you well


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I almost bought one of these a few years ago. They are very rare. It has a light pressure turbo. It's the Trophy Edition.

https://www.rrsilverspirit.com/model...andsTrophy.htm

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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So I saw a 1990 Turbo R today, and I noticed this on a hose connected to the turbine. Easy fix I imagine?

https://images.craigslist.org/00g0g_...0g_600x450.jpg
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