Lot 188 - 2002 Bentley Arnage T
|Odometer reading||41,030 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £26,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,508|
- Low mileage car
- Full service history
- Rare interior specification
The Arnage T laid claim to the title of world's fastest saloon in 2002, propelling the driver in total luxury to a top speed of 170 mph. Powered by a 6.75 litre twin turbo version of the Rolls-Royce, V8 engine, the nearly three ton car could accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 5.5 seconds. The engine was treated to what Bentley described as 'the most thorough re-engineering of its life’ producing 451bhp and 645lb ft of torque. Other changes included the adoption of a 'drive-by-wire' throttle to go hand-in-glove with Bosch's Electronic Stability Program which replaced the Red Label's traction control, but what really gives this nearly three ton car its immense poise is a revised suspension that features 57% more roll stiffness than the Red Label. The car's basic structure is also 10% stiffer which means there are no creaks and squeaks of the sort that distinguished previous generations of Bentleys.
Originally registered on 29thApril 2002, this beautifully presented Arnage T is finished in the desirable colour combination of Silver Storm with Beluga hide interior trim and contrasting white diamond pattern stitching with embroidered Bentley motifs on the headrests. The interior dashboard was ordered from the factory with the rare Piano Black veneer dashboard and turned aluminium dash and door trim. Having only covered 41,030 miles the car is reported to be in excellent condition with no mechanical faults, it has been maintained by Bentley main dealers and specialist Bentley agents since new.
Supplied with its private number plate, a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate valid until January 2020 and the original stamped service books, this comprehensively optioned luxury saloon represents incredible value for money and a delightful, thrilling motoring experience.
Previous lotLot 187 - 1992 Daimler Double-Six (Series III)
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