Lot 162 - 2001 Bentley Arnage T
|Odometer reading||96,077 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £21,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,131|
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 170mph. Powered by a 6.75 litre twin turbo version of the Rolls-Royce, V8 engine, the nearly three ton car could accelerate from 0-60mph 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 17th December 2001, this beautiful Arnage T is finished in the desirable colour combination of Black Sapphire with Cotswold hide interior trim and contrasting white diamond pattern stitching with embroidered Bentley motifs on the headrests. We are informed the car boasts a comprehensive service history and the history file contains this along with many previous MoT test certificates. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate valid until January 2020 and the original book pack, this comprehensively optioned luxury saloon represents incredible value for money and a delightfully thrilling motoring experience.
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