Lot 166 - 2009 Bentley Arnage T
|Odometer reading||50,600 miles|
|Estimate||£37,000 - £45,000|
- Only 50,600 miles from new
- Rare 500bhp model
- Only 10,000 miles in the last eight years
The Bentley Arnage ‘T’ laid claim to be the world’s fastest saloon car in 2002 with a top speed just under 170mph. Powered by the 6.75-litre Rolls-Royce V8 engine which had been treated to what Bentley described as “the most thorough re-engineering of its life”, the Arnage produced a whopping 450bhp and an amazing 645 Ibs ft of torque, in no small part accredited to the twin-turbochargers. The other changes included a ‘drive-by-wire’ throttle to go with an electronic stability program and revised suspension. This transformed the luxury cruiser into a mile-crunching supercar rival, propelling the car to 60 miles per hour in just 5.5 seconds in consummate luxury. For 2007 model year the Garrett turbochargers were replaced with low-inertia Mitsubishi units, new camshafts and an all-new roller tappet system was fitted and the engine capacity increased to 6761cc. Peak power was now up by 11% to 500bhp with torque up to 738 Ibs ft, enabling a top speed of 180mph and the 0 – 60 speed down to 5.2 seconds. The engine was mated to a revised version of the six-speed ZF automatic gearbox found in the Bentley Continental range.
This lovely, rare, top of the range 500bhp Bentley Arnage T by Mulliner was supplied new by Jack Barclay in London in 2009. It has only covered 50,600 miles from new which is confirmed by a comprehensive Bentley service history listed below, and the MoT history. Jack Barclay carried out the pre delivery inspection, then the next four services were on the 30/4/10 at 11,599 miles, 7/10/10 at 21,746 miles, 3/3/11 at 30,717 miles and 27/9/11 at 35,978 miles. The next service was carried out on the 10th June 2014 by Bentley Cambridge at 40,114 miles. From 19/5/15 at 41,347 miles Bentley Surrey have looked after the car and sold it to the current owner in June 2016 with a service at 42,632 miles. Under his ownership they have serviced the car on 4/7/17 at 45,886 miles and most recently on 6/8/21 at 50,318 miles. It has only covered 300 miles since. Recent work has included replacing both the batteries. Finished in Dark Sapphire Blue, Magnolia hide interior with Imperial Blue stitching and the dash top in Imperial Blue leather. The dashboard and door capping’s in dark stained burr walnut, it is fitted with the 19-inch, five spoke, two-piece sports painted wheels. This lovely Arnage T is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2023, all the hand books and service book containing the service stamps and two umbrellas kept in the boot. Often viewed as the last of the real Bentleys, this Arnage T is a best of breed car and must be seen to be fully appreciated.
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