Lot 328 - 1996 Bentley Brooklands
|Odometer reading||72,900 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
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 of 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 1980's and early 1990's. 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 boot lid and chrome B-pillars. The interior remained relatively unchanged from previous Bentley models but with a more curvaceous design element surrounding the leather-wrapped centre console.
This 1996 Bentley Brooklands has had very little use in the last five years covering only a 1,000 miles a year. Finished in the uncommon colour of Silver with grey Connolly hide interior, it was subject to £6,000 being spent on it in 2015 which included having a twelve-month service, new rear engine mounts, brake overhaul and new rear suspension spheres fitted. In excellent condition throughout, this Bentley Brooklands is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2017 and the original handbook and service book. A rare Silver Bentley Brooklands which offers the new owner an opportunity for enjoyable, prestigious motoring at an affordable price.
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