Bentley turbo R or 599

Swedish Paul

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I have a reasonably rapid GS, should I go faster Ferrari as a third car or something more regal? I am also leaning towards an XJS or a Jensen Interceptor.
 

rs48635

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Have similar thoughts and V12 does draw me so F456 is always on the list. More affordable V12 is XJS . In more regal company really like the two door Rolls Royce MPW / corniche coupe and Bentley Turbo R. Good Luck!
 

Delmonte

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If had the money, the resto-mod Interceptor R would probably be my ideal car...

 

Delmonte

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Have similar thoughts and V12 does draw me so F456 is always on the list. More affordable V12 is XJS . In more regal company really like the two door Rolls Royce MPW / corniche coupe and Bentley Turbo R. Good Luck!
Best value Ferrari you can buy nowadays, the 456 IMHO
 

rockits

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My neighbour down the lane has a Jenson and it sounds lovely. Has conked out a few times on occasion though.

My brother has a V12 XJS and a Bentley Mulsanne Turbo R as well. I think all these are a little too old for me but I can see the attraction.

Much of this stuff is criminally cheap now. Especially if your handy enough with a spanner.
 

philw696

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I had a 69 Jensen Interceptor bought one because of childhood memories of one my father had.
Didn't live up to it and for the money people ask today I would be getting a 456 for sure.
 

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I love the Jensen always have ever since we chased one up the M1 & M6 from Watford to Warrington back in the mid 70s. Mates Dad had a Leyland ST dept tuned MGB GT V8 which was stunningly fast just about able to hold a Jensen Interceptor both were doing 140MPH plus for nearly all of the trip
 

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I have a reasonably rapid GS, should I go faster Ferrari as a third car or something more regal? I am also leaning towards an XJS or a Jensen Interceptor.
I have had a normal GS Coupé, a GS Spyder and currently have a GS MCV.

I had a Jensen Interceptor a long time ago and I would definitely have another but beware cars that are shiny on top as they do have a metal chassis underneath and one chassis tube is used as an additional vacuum reservoir for the brakes so they are even more important than normal. I would go for an Interceptor II which has the 6.3 hemi which is more powerful than the 7.2 in the Mk III which is emissions strangulated (some early MkIII do have the 6.3) or an Interceptor SP.

I love the XJ-S, I own a vey early V12 manual with all the early features. Not had the chance to use it much but it is an awesome car. A good XJ-S is a fantastic car. Worth remembering the pre HE cars are more powerful than the HE cars but were less well protected rust wise.

Bentley Turbo R is also a great car, go for one with the gear selector on the central console (as opposed to on the steering column) as there are a lot of worthwhile improvements that go along with that change. Look for a car with an interesting spec it will make it easier to sell in the future. However if you really want something regal I would go for the Rolls-Royce version, they are much rarer than the Bentley and much better if it is regal you want. If you want the performance of the Turbo R then look for a Flying Spur which is basically a Rolls-Royce badged Turbo R, supposedly a limited run of 50 cars but in reality nearly 3 times that were made (they re-used the same Limited Edition No in different markets in some cases three times over!). Other than that a well specified Silver Spur (or Spirit) is still a lovely thing to drive. Again the more special features the better. I own a Silver Spur II Mulliner Park Ward edition, it has cocktail cabinets, a humidor, jewellery box, silver inlay in the mirror matched American flame walnut etc etc and it is a lovely place to be. Definitely the answer if you decide 'Regal' is what you want.

Hope that is of some help.
 

lozcb

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I love the Jensen always have ever since we chased one up the M1 & M6 from Watford to Warrington back in the mid 70s. Mates Dad had a Leyland ST dept tuned MGB GT V8 which was stunningly fast just about able to hold a Jensen Interceptor both were doing 140MPH plus for nearly all of the trip
Always wanted the centenary V8 model , and or a respectable MGC , can remember biggest problem was braking or the lack of it , same brakes as the GT