1998 Bentley Turbo RT Olympian. A 5.2 meter long, 400bhp luxury limousine | Collecting Cars
This Bentley Turbo RT is a rare sporting saloon, understood to be one of only four examples of the ‘Olympian’ model built. Under the bonnet is the turbocharged 400bhp V8, driving the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. The odometer indicates 71,361 miles.
Common features of the specially commissioned Olympian model included the smaller ‘Hooper’ style rear window, bespoke Dark Grainy Blue leather with St James Red piping, and burr walnut veneer with no crossbanding. While it is thought that this car initially left the factory finished in Twilight Blue, it is understood to have been changed to the current Graphite hue during the first ownership – and it is believed that the car was sent back to the factory for this work to be carried out.
The bodywork of this long-wheelbase Turbo RT presents in very good order, with no known damage to any of the panels. The colour change is believed to be a factory job, and the finish still looks smart. The vendor notes a small scuff on the offside corner of the front bumper, some minor stone chips that should be apparent in the photos, and bubbling in the paint behind the offside front mud flap. The body trims and light lenses appear to be in good condition, though one of the rubber wheel arch protectors is perishing. It is assumed that the ‘Olympian’ boot badge may have been replaced with a ‘Mulliner’ item when the colour was changed.
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