1983 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo
(Featured on 27th May 2013)
Registration: JSB 214Y
Sellers original description:
1983 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo.
Luxurious Magnolia VM.3997.
Leather Interior & Top Roll.
Genuine 2,800 miles.
This equates to just a mere 93.3 miles per annum.
(FTA) ICI 9510431.
First Registered 23/05/1983.
The car is presented in pristine condition commensurate with age. The car is as it left the Showroom and most certainly going to be of interest to a Bentley enthusiast.
The Bentley Mulsanne Turbo, was launched in 1982, it caused a real stir. Faster than any existing Bentley or Rolls-Royce, the power output figure was not originally revealed although it is now known to have been 300 bhp. With a top speed of 135 mph and acceleration to match, this was a magnificent Bentley. The high-tech chassis, with self-levelling all-independent suspension and full-power brakes, and sumptuous trim, carpeting and equipment contributed to an irresistible if expensive car.
Even though the first cars cost £58,613 (then, as later, they were among the most expensive new cars in the world) they immediately began to sell well.
The fact that they held the road no better than other Rolls-Royces and Bentleys (for although the ride comfort was remarkable, the suspension and damping was still very soft) was no deterrent, for they provided an unrivalled level of high-speed comfort.
The Bentley Mulsanne Turbo, however, was only the first of a long line of turbocharged Bentleys, the last of which were still being made in the year 2000.
Jack Barclay Ltd
18 Berkley Square
10 Months MoT.
Rolls Royce Motors BBC Television & Radio Stations.
Achieving Optimum Fuel Consumption.
Rolls Royce Warranty Sheet.
Blaupunkt Autoradio Toronto SQR 32 Instruction Booklet.
Rolls Royce Additional Information Sheet.
Rolls Royce Sales & Service Handbook 1982/83.
Bentley Owner’s Handbook.
Bentley Service Booklet.
This Bentley Mulsanne Turbo is quite exquisite to say the least and is a genuine credit to the two former owners.
The Bentley Mulsanne Turbo was purchased from Jack Barclay Limited 18 Berkley Square London W1 on 25th May 1983.
The Bentley was bought by Mr Archibold D. Kelly of Kilmacolm, who purchased two Rolls Royce Cars and two Bentley Cars at the same time. He had a private registration ADK 1 for this, his own personal car. He kept them all in a heated garage with parquet flooring. He worked in Shipbuilding. Indeed he owned two Shipyards in Glasgow and two Shipyards in Belfast.
In 2002 he sold the Bentley onto his friend Mr Donald Blair a local Coal Merchant. At the time of sale the mileage was 2188 during his ownership the car was too kept in a heated garage and in the later years had only been driven to and from the MOT Testing Station.
It is evident by the superb condition of the car that this has obviously been their pride and joy. The Bentley has most certainly had a very pampered existence.
Mot Certificate Details:
Date 05/11/2001 Mileage Reading 2,126
Date 20/11/2002 Mileage Reading 2,255
Date 17/11/2003 Mileage Reading 2,359
Date 04/11/2004 Mileage Reading 2,414
Date 03/11/2005 Mileage Reading 2,454
Date 01/11/2006 Mileage Reading 2,496
Date 30/10/2007 Mileage Reading 2,528
Date 04/11/2008 Mileage Reading 2,530
Date 03/11/2009 Mileage Reading 2,532
Sorn off road 2010 until 2013
Date 15/03/2013 Mileage Reading 2,534
Service History Details:
Major Service 17/11/2003 Mileage Reading 2539
The Bentley Mulsanne Turbo is presented in pristine condition commensurate with age.
Luxurious Leather Interior.
Finished in the most desirable colour of Cotswold Beige.
The interior is absolutely stunning and smells just like it did when it was hand built.
The engine compartment is pristine too.
Power Assisted Steering.
Original Blaupunkt Cassette Radio.
Centre Console Complete With Burr Walnut Cassette Tray.
Heated Rear Window.
Full Electric Window.
Head Lamp Power Wash.
Spare Wheel & Tyre.
Seat Pockets behind Driver & Passenger seats.
Front Central Arm Rests.
Rear Arm Rest.
Rear Courtesy Lights & Mirrors.
Unused Cigar/Cigarette Lighters.
Unused Front & Rear Ashtrays.
The Bentley drives as you would expect it to drive... smoothly and effortlessly through the open countryside, and on urban roads and motorways.
The car is as it left the showroom with no additions or subtractions... in fact it would not look out of place in a main showroom.