Lot 315 - 1996 Bentley Brooklands LPT/LPG
|Odometer reading||130,000 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,944|
The Bentley Brooklands was introduced in 1992 as a replacement for the Bentley Mulsanne and Bentley Eight models. It was intended as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Bentley Turbo R, featuring the same styling, underpinnings and the Rolls-Royce 6.75 litre V8 engine, but without the more powerful model's turbocharger. The Brooklands continued Bentley's design theme, which was also used on contemporary Rolls-Royce vehicles, throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. The exterior design featured the classic Bentley grill as well as dual headlights with wrap-around parking lights. As with many Bentley and Rolls-Royce vehicles, the Brooklands also featured the trademark descending bootlid and chrome B-pillars. The interior remained relatively unchanged from previous Bentley models with a more curvaceous design element surrounding the leather wrapped centre console.
This particularly interesting Bentley Brooklands is finished in Racing Green with beige leather interior piped green. In addition to being the light pressure turbo model Bentley Brooklands, P673 KUD has also been fitted with an LPG conversion. This was carried out by a Bentley main dealer when the car was virtually new and at the time cost circa £10,000. The gas tank for the LPG is fitted where the spare wheel would normally be in the boot and the LPG filler neck is located alongside the normal fuel filler cap, but neatly concealed behind the fuel flap. The service history with this example has been carried out by Bentley main dealers and in later years by marque specialists. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until January 2012, this car represents extremely good value when compared to the market equivalent.
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