Lot 239 - 1996 Bentley Azure
|Odometer reading||64,529 miles|
|Estimate||£38,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £56,000|
The Bentley Azure was launched in 1995 and based on the platform of the Continental R Coupé which had been launched in 1991. The Azure often surprised with its size and bulk, 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.
Registered in October 1996 this delightful Bentley Azure is finished in the best colour combination of Royal Blue with Parchment leather interior. The modest mileage of 64,000 is complemented with a good service history, the car being recently serviced by Hanwell Cars in London, a well known and respected marque specialist. Open the door of this Azure and the opulence is immediately apparent, the flying ‘B’ etched into the headrests, leather in abundance, all of which is surrounded by ample walnut wood. These Crewe built Bentleys are becoming highly sought-after and offer enormous style and luxury, whether you are going to the shops or travelling to the Côte d’Azur, this low mileage Bentley Azure is just about the perfect vehicle.
Previous lotLot 238 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
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