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Friday, January 04, 2008

Bentley Hooper 2 Door Turbo R in Japan

Google translate is a handy tool when sifting through classified ads for used Bentleys from around the world.

If you are on the look out for a coachbuilt car from the 1980's and 1990's it does not really work to plod on down to your local car lot.

I can just picture it. "Gday mate, I'm after a two door Bentley Turbo R, you know, the ones made by Hooper, or if you have a Jankel version I'll take it. Yeah, really I can not tell the difference anyway."

I don't think the reply would be "No worries mate, I've got a black one it's an '86 with the square engine turbo labelled bit, and also a '89 white one with newer alloys. Wait, I think my mate Jimbo down the road has a blue one he wants to get rid of." It is just not going to happen.

For previous posts about Hooper cars read here.

But there is a guy down the road that is selling a blue one if you happen to live around 平須 Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture town. This exact road in fact.

Bentley Hooper 2 Door Turbo R

Mori Auto is currently selling this Bentley Hooper 2 Door Turbo R. I am not sure if they have salesman called Jimbo.

The thing I have to first mention is the price. It is JPY ¥2.55 million. That is about US $22,800.00 or AU$ 25,800.00 or GBP11,500.00. Bloody cheap mate!

Bentley Hooper 2 Door Turbo R

It sports a mesh grill and has travelled only 31,000 km. It has the Hooper front air damp as well with the square fog lights.

Bentley Hooper 2 Door Turbo R

The rear privacy window is a Hooper staple and certainly looks good, as does the Hooper badge.

I would have bought it, except the steering wheel is on the wrong, I mean left, side. Bugger. I don't like that Japanese fashion.

Bentley Hooper 2 Door Turbo R

The translation software is slightly confusing, as it says it is an '89 car, and also an '87 car. I am thinking it is an '87 car that was first registered in '89. Coachbuilding and travelling time counted.

Bentley Hooper 2 Door Turbo R
The side profile is why you buy a Hooper 2 door, and here it is. A very nice car.

The link to the English translated ad is here. The Car Sensor link, the Japanese history checking service is here.

Mori Auto can be contacted on +81 029-243-3363 if anyone wants to buy it for me.

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At 9:21 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been trying to contavt them to buy this but, as far as I can tell, it has gone from the website and they are not replying to emails.


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