1992 Bentley

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  1. jaunty75

    jaunty75 Middling Member

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    Saw this at an estate sale last weekend.

    Unless you live in Beverly Hills, how often do you see a Bentley, especially if you're in the middle of nowhere New Mexico like I am?

    I looked it up, and the nearest Bentley dealer is in Phoenix, about six hours from here. I guess that's not bad if you really want one of these, but you're certainly not going to be taking it there for every oil change.


    71,000 miles. Bid at the time was $10,000. I don't know if there was a reserve, but $10K doesn't seem too bad to me if that's what it ended up at. Why doesn't he clean it up a bit and take it to Mecum or something like that? I mean, what kind of an audience is there for this sort of thing around here? Very little, I would think. The owner is probably dead, and the estate probably just wants it gone.

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  2. Poison_Ivy

    Poison_Ivy The crazy kid in the sandbox

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    There you go. It should go for a reasonable sum, getting auctioned in the middle of nowhere. The oil changes can get done at home
     
  3. cammerjeff

    cammerjeff Longroofs Rule!

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    Its the Service Items that will damage you pocket book with Old High end Luxo cars like that. Not knowing the service history is scary to me.

    I did a quick Google search for 89-94 Turbo R's and the price range was a low of $11,900 and a high of $33,000 but most were in the $13-14,000 range. So $10,000 would be a good price, but only about $3000 less than average. But there were only around 10 cars that came up.

    It would be an interesting ride, but you better have a budget for Parts because they will not be cheap.
     
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    moparandfomoco Well-Known Member

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    Somebody forgot to use their thumb or put a rag over the license plate when they took the picture!

    All kidding aside - does this thing look like the air suspension is getting a little wonky or is it the way it's sitting?

    That probably would be an expen$ive fix.....
     
  5. Poison_Ivy

    Poison_Ivy The crazy kid in the sandbox

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    I doubt that they would use a cheaper hydro-elastic suspension system like on the MGFs and Austin Metros. My guess is that it would automatically pump up to riding height, once the engine is running
     
  6. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Stands to reason, since it likely doesn't get driven.
     
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    moparandfomoco Well-Known Member

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    It sure is nice though. I'll bet it has wonderful interstate manners.
     
  8. Poison_Ivy

    Poison_Ivy The crazy kid in the sandbox

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    Much better than their drivers, in any case

     
  9. jaunty75

    jaunty75 Middling Member

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    "Somebody?" Who do you think took the photos? Tinkerbell?

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    took the photos! As in the person who started this thread. It ain't my car. The car was at an estate sale.
     
  10. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    *moparandfomoco* "D'oh!"
     

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