Lot 224 - 2003 Bentley Arnage R ex HRH Princess Royal

Lot 224 - 2003 Bentley Arnage R ex HRH Princess Royal

Lot 224 - 2003 Bentley Arnage R ex HRH Princess Royal

Lot Number 224
Registration DG53 DFY
Chassis Number CH09487
Odometer reading 46,000 miles
Estimate £26,000 - £32,000
  • First owner HRH Princess Anne
  • Low mileage

The Bentley Arnage was launched in 1998 as a replacement for the Bentley Turbo saloon. Built by Bentley Motors in Crewe, England from 1998 to 2009, the Arnage and its Rolls-Royce sibling named the Silver Seraph were the first entirely new designs for the two marques since 1980 when the Silver Spirit and Mulsanne models were introduced. In 2002, Bentley updated the Red Label as the series two Arnage R. The Arnage R features two Garrett T3 turbochargers fitted to the engine as with the RL. Bentley quote the Arnage R as being an unrivalled example of the Grand Touring philosophy, making every journey a unique experience of power, luxury and control. A place where two very different worlds are perfectly united. Tradition and technology in absolute harmony.

This delightful Bentley Arnage was originally owned by HRH Princess Anne and benefits from a few special features including blue flashing lights concealed behind the grille. This rare example presents extremely well in dark blue coachwork with contrasting, extra supple Sandstone leather trim. Understood to have been retained by 'Britain's hardest working Royal' until 2006 and to have covered c.10,000 miles during that time, the Arnage R has only added a further 35,000 miles to its odometer since then. Serviced no fewer than fourteen times by main dealers and specialists, chassis CH09487 remains highly presentable. A rare and decidedly special Bentley with Royal provenance, it is offered for sale with the original book pack, Alpine sat-nav instructions. Potential buyers should note that this car is currently registered in the Isle of Man and will require the simple process of registration in the U.K. Consigned by Dominic Lake.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

Web design London Edgebound