Bentley Mulsanne Turbo
Turbocharged 6.7 litre V8 engine
GM TH400 automatic transmission
Antelope metallic colour -special order
Champagne leather interior piped in Dark Brown -special order
upper and lower dashboard in Dark Brown
Birdseye Maple wood panels
Wilton carpets in Cumberland Stone, edging in Champagne
Mushroom Marvelon headlining
Linkki suomenkieliseen Nettiauton ilmoitukseen / link to local ad in Finnish.
By 1980 only three percent of Rolls-Royce/Bentley cars were badged as Bentley. The Mulsanne Turbo was the first real separation from Bentley being simply a sister marque of Rolls-Royce and bringing it back to it’s sportier original roots.
What was later to become Turbo R, the Mulsanne Turbo still retained the more restrained elegant exterior and interior detailing, only difference being the radiator grille surround painted in body colour.
Due to the new turbocharged lineup by 1990 Bentley cars were selling in equal numbers with Rolls-Royce.
Equipped with a Garrett T04 turbocharger but unlike the later Turbo R still retaining carburetter fuel feed – necessiting a pressure chamber – resulted in impressive 50% increase in horsepower.
Because of the impressive performance the Mulsanne Turbo got very positive attention from the automotive press.
The Mulsanne Turbo was never sold in the USA and some other markets, making it rare in left hand drive configuration. Out of the total production of 496 cars 174 were LHD.
According to an accompanying document, this European (Germany) specification example was first delivered to a prince of the Kuwaiti royal family.
Imported to Germany in 1991 with circa 8000 kms on the odometer, after two short time owners ending in a private collection 1n 1994. As the collector passed away in 2019 his collection became available and a Finnish classic car enthusiast acquired and imported the Bentley in 2020.
149 pages of factory archive documentation confirms the colours and matching numbers, delivery-, invoicing and shipping dates, includes all production check lists, test drive and final inspection notes etc.
Press pack from the Geneve introduction, Motorsport (UK) and Auto Motor und Sport (D) road tests and original sales brochures also included.
It’s worth noting that the usually very critical Auto Motor und Sport had almost nothing to fault and pointed out that this was the first turbocharged car they had tested without any noticeable turbo lag…
Well looked after during the last owner’s time, and judging by the condition also before.
Runs and drives like a dream!
Featured in a six page article in the leading Finnish classic car magazine Mobilisti in May 2020.
Approved and inspected for historic vehicle status in 2020, with a note of “as new” condition in most respects.
Total mileage 36500 kms and in excellent condition.
Original paint, with the signature hand painted side stripes all intact.
The wood trim lacquer is cracked in places, but otherwise the interior is in great shape.
Steering wheel replaced with the ‘classic’ Nardi wooden wheel, original is included in the sale.
Original Blaupunkt Toronto radio cassette.
Equipment, in addition to the colours mentioned above;
– dark brown leather covered steering wheel with horn button
– shaded Sundym glass to windscreen
– in addition to standard horns fit Fiamm air horns
– knee roll, underdash trim and radio surround trimmed in Champagne hide
– rear parcel shelf trimmed in Champagne hide
– Avon white side radial ply tyres
4/1984 signed off from the factory as “Kuwait demo”
7/1984 registered to first owner
1991 imported to Germany
7/1994 change of owner
10/1994 change of owner
5/2020 imported and registered in Finland, 33425 km
6/2020 inspected and registered on historic plates, 33425 km
7/2021 service, change transmission fluid, overhaul turbocharger unit, various repairs, Autorep Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialists Helsinki, 35023 km
4/2022 MOT/TÜV technical inspection, next one due in 2026, 35216 km
5/2022 replace transmission vacuum modulator, various repairs, Roihupellon Autokorjaamo classic car specialists Helsinki, 35249 km
Located in Porvoo Finland, 30 mins from Helsinki airport.
Worldwide shipping at favourable rates.
Please note all viewings are by appointment only.