19th Oct, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Lot 95

1997 Bentley Turbo RT LWB

Sold for £25,875

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: R206 DSF
Chassis No: SCBZP23C5WCH66338
MOT: August 2023

  • 1 of only 252 produced between 1997 & 1998
  • Offered with handbook and service book
  • Last serviced in 2021 and just 43,800 miles from new

Introduced for the 1995 model year, the 'new' Bentley Turbo R was little changed outwardly, however, its turbocharged 6,750cc V8 engine employed a more sophisticated Zytek EMS3 management system. Developing 385bhp and 553lbft of torque, the unit was somewhat tamed by the adoption of ETAS (Electronic Traction Assistance System) in 1996. Available from autumn 1997 onwards, the 1998 model-year RT borrowed various mechanical features from its Continental T sibling and could thus boast 400bhp and a maximum torque of 590 lb-ft. Visually distinguished by a mesh grille and mesh inserts to its colour-coded bumpers, the turbocharged Bentley could accelerate from 0-60mph in six seconds and attain 155mph flat out. The RT models were fitted with an active ride suspension system, 'easy-entry' tilt steering wheel, and galvanised zinc coating to the underside. Only 252RTs were produced between 1997 & 1998.

1 of only 252 produced between 1997 & 1998, this Turbo RT LWB model was supplied new by Murray Motor Company of Edinburgh and today 'R206 DSF' displays just 43,800 miles from new. Presenting in the beautiful Wildberry with complementing carpet throughout and contrasting cream leather upholstery and deep red piping and matching leather dashboard top, in fact there is a photographic record of the specification sheet and a copy of the factory records.

Previous attention has been paid to the car from the Rolls Royce and Bentley authorised and historic specialists P & A Wood. In 2019 the Turbo RT was the subject of an extensive service by Veerman Classics at a cost of 5,000 Euros. Last serviced in 2021, this long wheelbase example is offered with the original owner’s handbook and service book and a collection of old MOT certificates. In addition, there are two keys supplied and its original sales invoice for £131,287.45.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 19th Oct, 2022

An auction of classic & collector motorcars


Tuesday 18th October 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 19th October 2022 from 9am
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