Lot 278 - 1997 12858 Azure
|Odometer reading||84,667 miles|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £40,000|
|Result||Sold - £40,320|
The Bentley Azure was launched in 1995 and based on the platform
of the Continental R coupé which had been launched in 1991. The
Azure often surprised with its size and bulk, intended to both
convey a sense of presence and allow for comfortable seating of
four adult passengers. Power came from the company's stalwart 6.75
litre V8, featuring a single intercooled turbocharger producing in
the region of 380bhp. The gearbox was a General Motors sourced
four-speed automatic unit with the Azure capable of 0 to 60mph in
an impressive 6.1 seconds. Owing to the limited space at Bentley's
Crewe factory, the Azure was designed and manufactured by
Pininfarina, significantly adding to the vehicle's production cost.
From 1999, the Azure was also available in 'Mulliner Trim' which
added special bespoke trim and additional equipment, thus allowing
the buyer the option for further customisation during the build
process. Pricing varied as equipment could be significantly
different from one to the next depending on personal
Impressively, this Bentley Azure has only had one owner from new. This is a convertible which has clearly been lovingly looked after, and confirmed by the service history and virtually unmarked condition. To be expected, this Azure drives in a superb manner, shows no sign of any wear and is ready to be enjoyed immediately. Finished in Wildberry with cream hide and contrasting seat piping, this Bentley is supplied with a V5 registration document, current MoT test certificate and service documents. Incredible value for money given the estimate.
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