Bentley Turbo R front

Web Find: 1996 Bentley Turbo R

A ’96 Bentley Turbo R is for sale on eBay motors with a “buy it now” price of $44,800. With only 26,500 miles on it, the Bentley appears to be in good as new condition. The car features a black exterior and a black leather interior, with red leather piping around the seats. A burled walnut dash, and handmade lamb’s wool carpets help to give the Bentley a luxurious appearance.

The Turbo R is one of those Bentleys celebrated for its combination of style, performance, and relatively inexpensive price. The car is powered by a 6.7 liter V8 engine producing around 350 hp (horsepower figures were never supplied by Bentley) and an estimated 500 lb-ft. The car is capable of reaching a top speed of 145 mph, all while bathing occupants in consummate comfort. Considering the car debuted in 1985 (an era filled with underwhelming horsepower figures) and that the car weights 5,200 lbs., the Bentley’s performance numbers are quite impressive.

For the price of a new boring midsize luxury sedan, you can have a car with presence, power, and panache. The Bentley would make a wonderful weakened driver, perfect for long road trips, or a night on the town.


Photo credit: Copley Motorcars