Lot 211 - 2003 Bentley Arnage T
|Odometer reading||127,418 miles|
|Result||Sold - £14,716|
The Arnage T can lay claim to the title of world's fastest saloon, needing all but the last two spots on its 170mph speedometer. It is powered by another version of the 6.75 litre Rolls-Royce, V8 engine but treated to what Bentley described as 'the most thorough re-engineering of its life'. Other changes included the adoption of a 'drive-by-wire' throttle to go hand-in-glove with Bosch's Electronic Stability Program which replaced the Red Label's traction control but what really gives this nearly three-ton car its immense poise is a revised suspension that features 57% more roll stiffness than the Red Label. The car's basic structure is also 10% stiffer which means there are no creaks and squeaks of the sort that distinguished previous generations of Bentleys.
This lovely three owner example is presented in Silver Storm with Linen leather interior. The servicing was carried out by Broughtons of Surrey up until 2010 with invoices totalling £8083.54 and from 2010 to 2022 the car was looked after by N.Sandell Rolls Royce and Bentley specialists with invoices totalling £32,853.80 – which shows clearly that this rare and sought after Bentley Arnage T has indeed been kept with no expense spared in its lifetime. The previous owner, who was only the second owner having purchased the car in 2005, had been the only driver predominantly and being generally the only individual in the car has resulted in the interior being in excellent general condition and still is as the present owner has used it sparingly. A great luxury tourer which ouzes opulence but has terrific performance to match. Rare indeed!
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