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1997 Bentley Turbo R. £14k

Unbelievably you can get one of these old beasts now from £5k! I’m sure at this price level that they will need some fettling and a bit of money spending (especially on fuel…) but that is amazing value, shirley.  This is an entirely different prospect, low miles at under 80k, mint body and great interior. You’ll need a big garage.  Linky

Turbo R 2

Turbo R 1

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Here we have a beautiful Bentley Turbo R LWB in Stunning Silver with Diamond Blue Silver/Magnolia Hide with blue piping, carpets and top roll. 

Registered March 1997, MOT February 2015, Taxed to end of May 2014. The car has covered 74850 miles from new and has been chauffeur driven for the past two years, being mainly used as a wedding car. 

The car comes with full service history and was fitted with new discs and pads for the previous MOT at 73556 miles. This is one of the last cars in this model line from Bentley prior to the Arnage being built in the Crewe factory at the start of 1978.

The car drives beautifully and has been stored in a heated garage when not in use, as so with the previous owner.

1999 XJR. £3k

The best allround value for money car you can buy used? These things have 370bhp and will get to 60mph in under 5.5s, they look very cool, can seat four in comfort, and shouldn’t cost too much to run if you find a good one….this looks like a decent candidate.  Linky


XJR interior

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I love these cars as there’s nothing for the money which will give the same luxury, elegance, power and handling combination. Almost as quick as a V8 BMW M5 (quicker actually for everyday driving) and will show a standard Impreza Turbo a clean pair of heels on a straight road. Effortless to drive and waft around in everyday. Even the mpg isn’t bad – 20-22 everyday; 27-30 on a run. Parts are inexpensive also – eg front discs and pads £90; full twin stainless exhaust only £350. And they’re going up in value as they become collectable. Note that these are a different beast to the earlier 322bhp XJR6 – the performance is is another league and if you’ve never driven one, it will blow you away!

Most desirable colour – anthractite black metallic with ivory leather and biscuit trim. 99k with FSH. Just MOTd and 4 months tax. Jaguar handbooks/leather wallet etc included. VOSA MOT history to warrant the mileage. HPI-clear, warranted.

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Great bodywork, largely rust-free and looks superb.

The interior is lovely and clean and tidy, very bright; a lovely place to sit even if you’re not actually going anywhere!

Mechanically I can’t fault it – it pulls really well in all gears, stops straight and cleanly. Just had a pair of f anti-roll bar bushes so nice quiet suspension, which is rare! XJR fans will know how strong these cars are, unlike the XJ8. This example has drilled vented disc brakes with ‘Brembo’ logo’d covers. It also recently has had new tyres all-round. I’ve just done a 300-mile run in it and it was effortless – I could easily have turned round and driven back. Twice!

These cars are amazingly quick when you need it with superb handling and body control, yet a pleasure to just waft too. A car which you can take the family out in or do the shopping or go on holiday, but which will match a BMW M5 V8 in power. Classic, timeless looks with modern reliability and cheap parts (eg a full stainless exhaust’s only c£250; f discs and pads c£90 delivered!). It’ll even double as a wedding car!

This car looks good in Anthractie Black Metallic with ivory leather and biscuit carpets. Admired and commented on by all the neighbours! The XJR is a model which always looks well, classic lines with time-less appeal.

With lots of options, here’s the equipment this car has:
Cost £55000. when new 
370 bhp SUPERCHARGED 32-valve V8 engine (limited to 155mph, 0-60 in 5.3 sec.!) 
5-speed auto.’box with manual option and sport button 
CATS adaptive suspension 
Sports power-assisted steering 
18” Penta alloy wheels with locking nuts
ABS brakes and ASC traction control (you can switch it off if you’re mad enough to want to drift 16-foot of car…) 
Ventilated disc brakes 
Cruise control, with steering wheel controls
Twin front airbags, side airbags 
Auto. headlights, with height adjust and ‘light-you-home’ 
Electric windows 
Electric mirrors 
Electric boot release (fob/internal button) 
Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror 
Illuminated vanity mirrors and map reading lights front and rear 
Map pockets in seats 
Individual ashtrays with cigar lighter
2 trip computers 
Digital climate control and aircon.(ice cold)
Heated front screen
Exterior temp. gauge 
Sports leather seats, electrically adjustable (even the headrests!), with memory option 
Jaguar electrically adjustable wood/leather steering wheel with stereo/cruise controls 
Original Jaguar stereo with radio/tape and 6-disc CD changer in the boot 
Remote central locking with factory alarm/immobiliser 
Sunglasses holder 
Front and rear armrests 
Footwell mats 
Illuminated kerbside lights 
Jaguar alarm/immobiliser

Overall, a very tidy and presentable Jaguar XJR for sensible money, which should look good and be reliable for a long time to come.  A useable super-saloon which you can enjoy straightaway…and a great investment with the values starting to rise.

I have quite a few XJRs in various specs/colours/trims/years/mileages, all I hope fairly priced, so if you’re after one I’ll do my best to help or advise as I do love the things!!!

No part-exes thanks. UK delivery an absolute pleasure at cost price (just the fuel at 30mpg and train fare home, eg Southampton £130.) – as I really enjoy driving these cars!