Lot 238 - 1997 Bentley Azure
|Odometer reading||40,223 miles|
|Estimate||£45,000 - £50,000|
|Result||Sold - £60,480|
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 preferences.
This stunning Bentley Azure was originally registered on 30th September 1997 and has been owned by the current registered keeper since 2002. Finished in Diamond Black Metallic paintwork and a black hood with Silverstone interior and a black/Silverstone split top roll, Silverstone knee roll and grey carpets. Traditional figured dark walnut further compliments the luxurious interior. Mulliner wing vents are fitted to both front wings as are the correct Azure wheels with blue Bentley badging. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 6th March 2016, together with the original service book with nine stamps, this Bentley is supplied with the interesting number plate of A2URC. The Bentley Azure is a Grand Tourer offering enormous style and luxury , this example is no exception.
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