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Bentley Turbo R total shite! Now, Brooklands 'R' turbo shite....


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#1 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:04 PM

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Well, I have finally, after years of prevarication and double guessing myself bought a Bentley! Just had the phone call from Specialist cars to say that my offer was rejected but he'd take £9200. I said £9000 and he accepted!  Bearing in mind it;s getting a service, new engine mount and new disc pads (and the old owner has still got to pay for the DIM and all the other bits) that's all going to make a sizeable dent in 9 grand!

 

I have not been this excited in bloody decades!

 

 

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Ain't she pretty!

 

Now got to tax, insure (eek!) get full AA cover (on reduced cover as the Honda has its own) and a PRIVATE PLATE :)

 

Do I do a 'collection' thread next week?  Got to sort out a lift up to Exeter as trains from here are useless and a taxi could be... pricey!


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:06 PM

WEL JEL!

 

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:06 PM

Top pic needs to go in the 'parking' thread, lol.

 

Top purchase, even if it doesn't have a clutch & a gearstick ;-)


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:07 PM

wow, I think that is all I need say.... wow!

 

well bought sir!


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:09 PM

Well bought! Looks rather special. The existing registration plate suits it well though IMHO.
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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:09 PM

How much is insurance on one of those beasts? 


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:11 PM

Thank you kindly gents, you may all now refer to me as 'Sir' whenever you reply to me! :)

 

Also just convinced the dealer that I am quite insane as I am having it re-MOT'd  even though it has 9 months still to run... may as well keep everything on the same day.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:11 PM

Good luck finding wanli ditchfinders for that....
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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:12 PM

How much is insurance on one of those beasts? 

I haven't dared look yet! But, when I was looking before, it was surprisingly cheap - £2-300 mark.



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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:12 PM

Good luck finding wanli ditchfinders for that....

Brand new Avons all round! Correct tyres for a 'proper' car :)


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:13 PM

Surely a collection thread for 1 of these would be "Fetch the Bentley Jeeves".....
Very nice,very nice indeed
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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:15 PM

Brand new Avons all round! Correct tyres for a 'proper' car :)


The avons will last about as long as temporary fencing at the port of Calais.

Seriously, well done. You only live once.
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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:15 PM

Bob's right, sir.  The 'real money' keeps the normal plates...


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:17 PM

That is top drawer shite ! Love it .

Happy wafting sir

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:19 PM

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=W1nEZwf_9xo

Did I miss something? Is this The One?
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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:22 PM

Lovely old motor, would love to try one of these.

 

The 3-spoke steering wheel looks out of place though in my humble opinion.

 

How much were these new in 1990?


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:22 PM

I haven't dared look yet! But, when I was looking before, it was surprisingly cheap - £2-300 mark.

wow... OK. I thought it would be north of 700 for sure. Good if it isn't though! 



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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:23 PM

Well done!  You've done the right thing, it's quite magnificent.  


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:23 PM

Top bombing, love it.

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:26 PM

Absolutely top purchasing.   Well worth 28 days a month of dented beans on toast in my view.  If only Mrs Rocker would see it that way....Whatever happens and however much it costs you will be able to say that you have done it.   Would very much like on my CV.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:32 PM

The 3-spoke steering wheel looks out of place though...

 

Not as much as the 'big airbag' wheels that followed soon after.

 

 


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:36 PM

 I doff my hat with respect at such a spectacular purchase....but....leave the plate as is, the car has nothing to hide nor needs to, looks very classy and dignified as it stands imho


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:40 PM

It is that one in the video! I thought the number plate seemed familiar :) Hits apex's well don't it :)  No wonder it needs new pads and stuff!  To be honest, when you posted that link I shat myself thinking it was going to be a vid of it being thrashed mercilessly but it wasn't, never went over half revs and seemed to drive it quite sensibly.

 

At least it's a had a good 'trial'!


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:47 PM

Lovely. I will be back in this thread in 2035, where i will take number 10, 12 & 16 please :)


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:50 PM

It is that one in the video! I thought the number plate seemed familiar :) Hits apex's well don't it :) No wonder it needs new pads and stuff! To be honest, when you posted that link I shat myself thinking it was going to be a vid of it being thrashed mercilessly but it wasn't, never went over half revs and seemed to drive it quite sensibly.

At least it's a had a good 'trial'!

Looks like a good 'un certainly. Nice!!
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Posted 11 September 2015 - 01:42 PM

You don't have to go to any of their events, but, the RREC do very good insurance deals also access to their club workshops, etc. Like any club there will be some who are a long way up themselves, but there are also some useful people who will give a hand.

 

I have attended a couple of their events, one being a joint event with the Bristol owners club, a very mixed bunch of people including some Hayacinth Bucket types, but also proper engineer types and some complete eccentric fruit-cakes. (You'll fit right in)


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 01:57 PM

Epic work!

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 02:17 PM

That is BRILLIANT. Well done :)


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 02:41 PM

Lovely. I will be back in this thread in 2035, where i will take number 10, 12 & 16 please :)

You're bloody hopeful aren't you! This  time next year Rodney I'll be destitute and living in it! :)


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 02:42 PM

Brand new Avons all round! Correct tyres for a 'proper' car :)

 

 

Are they Turbospeeds? Same OE as a Starion.


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