Lot 281 - 2000 Bentley Arnage ‘Red label’
|Odometer reading||64,383 miles|
|Result||Sold - £17,500|
- Immaculate example
- Good service history
Launched in 1998, the Arnage was manufactured in Crewe from 1998 to 2009 with its Rolls-Royce sibling, the Silver Seraph. They were the first entirely new designs for the two marques since 1980 when the Silver Spirit and Mulsanne models were introduced. The new Arnage (Green Label) was to be powered by a BMW V8 engine with Cosworth-engineered, twin-turbo chargers and the Seraph was to employ a BMW V12 engine. 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 bodyshells and larger wheels and brakes.
This impressive example has been in the enthusiast vendors ownership since April 2011. The file for this stunning Arnage contains bills and receipts for servicing and other works that total over £17,000 during his tenure. Most of this service work has been undertaken by marque specialists Hillier Hill of Olney, Bucks. The most recent service was completed 328 miles ago. The silver metallic paintwork is unmarked, and the magnolia Connolly leather is in tremendous order. This low mileage Bentley fired into life on request and, we are told, is a joy to drive. Most of its limited use has been on high days and holidays. A recent trip included a visit to the car’s namesake village of Arnage in France. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until the end of March 2023, this Bentley offers supreme luxury for a modest outlay.
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