Lot 304 - 1996 Bentley Azure
|Sold - £70,000
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.
Originally supplied by Weybridge Automobiles on 16th May 1996, this Bentley is a single user vehicle having purchased it from his company in June 1997. The black coachwork is virtually unmarked as is the matching black interior, walnut wood and leather are offered in abundance confirming this to be a car from one of the worlds premium marques. Our test drive highlighted no faults on this Bentley with everything operating as it should. The registered keeper used the car it his residence in Marbella for a number of years and had the car maintained by C. De Salamanca S.A., the Rolls-Royce and Bentley dealers for the South of Spain. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 6th November 2018, whether you are going to the shops or travelling to the Côte d’Azur, this low mileage Bentley Azure is just about the perfect vehicle.
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