Lot 240 - 2004 Bentley Arnage T
|Odometer reading||34,467 miles|
|Estimate||£36,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £38,488|
The Arnage T can lay claim to the title of world's fastest saloon, needing all but the last two spots on its 170mph speedometer. It is powered by another version of the 6.75 litre Rolls-Royce, V8 engine but treated to what Bentley described as 'the most thorough re-engineering of its life'. 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.
This Arnage T is finished in the delightful colour combination of Black Sapphire with contrasting Magnolia interior. These superb motor vehicles combine the comfort from such a luxurious marque and performance which is quite breathtaking bearing in mind the size of the car. The interior is rich with leather, chrome dials and gadgets. The exterior is subtly understated. However the real surprise is what is under the bonnet, the 6,750cc twin turbocharged engine offers performance that has to be experienced. This example was purchased by the vendor as an ex-demonstrator car from Hadley Green Garage in September 2004; the mileage at that time was 621. This Bentley Arnage T was used regularly albeit sparingly, hence the modest mileage of 34,467. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a good history folder confirming the car has been well maintained within the Rolls-Royce and Bentley network. This unmarked example offers exceptional value for money.
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