Lot 196 - 2005 Bentley Arnage R

Lot 196 - 2005 Bentley Arnage R

Lot 196 - 2005 Bentley Arnage R

Lot Number 196
Registration RX55 TXL
Chassis Number SCBLC37F26CH11129
Engine Number 106352
Odometer reading 51,500 miles
Estimate £28,000 - £35,000
Result Sold - £35,092
  • Comprehensive service history
  • Centenary door panel option
  • Three former keepers and cost new £164,500

The Bentley Arnage was launched in 1998, a large luxury saloon car that replaced the previous Bentley Turbo saloon. Built by Bentley Motors in Crewe, England from 1998 to 2009, the Arnage and its Rolls-Royce sibling named the Silver Seraph, were introduced in the Spring of 1998 and were the first entirely new designs for the two marques since 1980 when the Silver Spirit and Mulsanne models were introduced. In 2002, Bentley updated the Red Label as the series two Arnage R. This model was launched to contrast the Arnage T, which was developed to be a more sporty variant. The Arnage R features two Garrett T3 turbochargers fitted to the engine as with the RL. Bentley quote the Arnage R as being an unrivalled example of the Grand Touring philosophy, making every journey a unique experience of power, luxury and control. A place where two very different worlds are perfectly united. Tradition and technology in absolute harmony.

This stunning, three previous owner, Peacock Blue example is offered with Cotswold leather interior trim, French Navy secondary hide and carpets. It also has the rare and expensive Centenary door panels; wood veneer inserts to the doors and sits on upgraded 20” Mulliner wheels with new Continental tyres. This example, when new, cost a staggering £164,500 and is presented in stunning order throughout. Boasting an MoT test certificate valid until May 2021, a comprehensive service history including 15 stamps in the service booklet, two keys and the original two umbrellas. Sitting in the rear with the heated rear seats is second only to the front sitting in an environment of stunning aesthetics and fingertip controls. An oasis from which to savour every nuance of the twin-turbocharged 6.75 litre V8 engine, with 400bhp at your command and a 0-60 of 5.9 seconds and a top speed limited to 155mph all in opulent luxury.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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