Lot 167 - 2000 Bentley Arnage (Red Label)
|Odometer reading||27,380 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £26,880|
- 27,380 miles from new
- Very good service history
- In excellent condition throughout
Launched in 1998, the Arnage was built and designed in Crewe under BMW’s short-lived stewardship and named after a famous corner at Le Mans. The Arnage Green Label was to be all new, and featured BMW’s proven 4.4 litre V8 with the addition of twin turbos and some serious engineering input from the brains at Cosworth. The Rolls-Royce Seraph was to employ a BMW V12 engine with 349bhp and 420lb/ft, the car had impressive mid-range and low-down punch, weighed less than the outgoing model, and boasted a five-speed automatic gearbox which offered greater flexibility and much improved economy. The Arnage Red Label was launched in October 1999 with the engine reverting back to Bentley power using the traditional V8 engine and a displacement of 6750cc. As part of the modification process, both Red and Green Label cars benefitted from expanded leg room in the cabin, stiffer body shells and larger wheels and brakes. The Arnage cost over £170,000 when new in 1998 and that was before any bespoke options were considered.
This excellent 2000 Bentley Arnage Red Label was supplied new in April 2000 by Jack Barclay of Barclay Square, London. Since rolling out of the showroom this car has covered only 27,380 miles from new, which is supported by the stamped service book - the most recent service being in May 2021 - and the MoT history. Finished in Royal Blue with Parchment leather interior, blue carpets and burr walnut dashboard and door cappings, this Arnage is supplied with all the usual refinements including rear vanity mirrors, front and rear park distance control, GPS Sat Nav system with fold away colour screen, heated seats, dual zone climate control, electric rear seats, 18” alloy wheels, cruise control, electric steering column and electric power folding mirrors. This lovely Arnage Red Label comes with a UK V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2022, the Vehicle Specification sheet and the stamped up service book. Whether driving or being driven in, an example such as this Bentley provides a memorable experience and, considering the specification and mileage, it certainly appears to offer exceptional value for money given the estimate.
Previous lotLot 166 - 1986 Austin Mini Mayfair
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