Lot 167 - 1999 Bentley Azure
|Odometer reading||83,000 miles|
|Estimate||£39,000 - £47,000|
|Result||Sold - £40,752|
The Bentley Azure was launched in 1995 and was 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 0-60mph 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.
This example of the opulent Azure is an original UK supplied car, it was first registered on 21st June 1999 and is offered in metallic silver coachwork with full black leather interior, indeed, wood and leather are offered in abundance confirming this to be a car from one of the world's premium marques. The service history is comprehensive with the first 11 services in the booklet with Bentley which covers up to 77,468 miles in 2008. The car was then serviced in 2009 before being dry stored until the summer of 2014. Since then it has been serviced three times, the last at 82,504 miles and it has been driven very liberally by the owner during this time. This car is offered with the UK V5C registration document, original book pack coupled with a current MoT test certificate valid until February 2021. The Azure is a grand tourer offering enormous style and luxury, whether you are going to the shops or travelling to the South of France, this Bentley is just about the perfect vehicle.
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