Lot 221 - 2002 Bentley Azure
|Odometer reading||29,000 miles|
|Estimate||£58,000 - £68,000|
|Result||Sold - £57,120|
- 0-60 in just 6.1 seconds with a top speed of 150mph
The Bentley Azure was launched in 1995, based on the platform of the Continental R Coupé which had been launched in 1991. The Azure 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 example of the opulent Azure was first registered to California and has been with our vendor in Florida for many years. The silver coachwork is in fabulous order as is the Stone Grey interior; wood and leather are offered in abundance confirming this to be a car from one of the world's premium marques. This example was recently repatriated to the UK. Supplied for our vendor and maintained, we are informed, by Vantage Motorworks of North Miami, Florida, this example is in lovely condition and having been in such a dry climate, naturally very well preserved. This car is offered with the US title and UK V5C registration document coupled with a current MoT test certificate valid until September 2019. The Bentley Azure is a grand tourer offering enormous style and luxury, whether you are going to the shops or travelling to the Côte d’Azur, this Bentley Azure is just about the perfect vehicle.
Previous lotLot 220 - 2004 Maybach 62
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