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Monday, November 02, 2009

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

It can't be. Oh yes it can!

This is a Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

Take a look at the top Mulliner additions.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

The rounded bumper bars with mesh inserts and driving lights, and quite rare chrome surrounds of the headlights.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

Larger track wheels with flared wheel arches.



Take a look at the rear window.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

Yep, it is a Hooper style small rear window.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

From the bumper bars you would not think that this body shape came out 18 years before this car was made. Thoroughly modern.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

The Bentley Turbo RT was the Bentley to bring back the matrix grille as a symbol of sheer power of the car.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

And this one was the Mulliner side vents with mesh.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

As well as the bonnet vents with mesh.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

Turbo RT.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

Mulliner.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

Now to the interior. This car has been specified with wood, not the machine turned brushed aluminium.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

Wood and two tone leather steering wheel. Quite unique.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

The rear seats has of course picnic tables.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

And one of the most fabulous Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner additions, a rear speedometre for back seat drivers.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

The wood theme continues with the door panels.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

Now the name plate. It states a Mulliner commission for Eric Brauss. A quick google of Eric Brauss leads us to a property developer who 'was born and raised in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1970. In 1990, Mr. Brauss moved to Dallas, Texas to tap in to its entrepreneurial real estate opportunities to ultimately create a vast real estate portfolio through determination and his word.'

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

Been German may explain why in another article from 2004 here it states that 'Eric and Christine Brauss own three Maybachs -- his, hers, and a stretch version for evenings and weekends.'

Sorry Eric, I prefer your old Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner.

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

So if you want it, it is currently for sale at Fantasy Junction in Emeryville, California. The price is $115,000, for this one very special car!

Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner

There has been discussion that of the 50 or possibly 55 Bentley Turbo RT cars made only 18 or so were Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner cars, and are so distinctive that some consider them to be their own special model. Apparently only 11 were made in RHD and about 7 more in LHD. Send in more information if you have it!

2 Comments:

At 3:08 am, Blogger Sir Henry said...

The precise production figures for the Turbo RT are as follows:
Turbo RT with long wheelbase (standard): 250
Turbo RT with standard wheelbase: 2
Turbo RT Mulliner: 56

 
At 10:03 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://calgary.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1998-BENTLEY-TURBO-RT-MULLINER-1-OF-50-W0QQAdIdZ171469402

 

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