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Bentley Arnage

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Generously offered with its private registration number "2 BXG" and in superb orderMeticulously maintained with nine service stamps, a sheaf of receipts and just 12,500 milesBeautifully presented in 'T' specification with quilted leather and milled aluminium insertsOffered from the private collection of a retired businessman, awarded the CBE in 2009The 6.75-litre turbo engine provides "brutal" acceleration with 0-60mph in 5.4 secondsOffered in the most menacing colour combination, this car is incredible value compared to its rivals.The Bentley Arnage T laid claim to the title of the world's fastest saloon car in 2002, needing to use all but the last two spots on its 170mph speedometer. 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 450 bhp and an amazing 645 lbs ft of torque, in no small part accredited to the twin-turbochargers. The other changes included a 'drive-by-wire' throttle to go hand-in-hand with a new electronic stability program and revised suspension. It featured a roll stiffness 57% greater than the Red Label, this gave the nearly three-ton car immense poise. All of this, coupled with a structure that was 10% stiffer than the Red Label, transformed this luxury cruiser into a mile crunching supercar rival, propelling the driver to 60 miles per hour in just 5.5 seconds in a luxuriously appointed cabin.First registered to the first of three owners on the 5th March 2003 the car was to wear the very special registration number of “1 L”, fitting for the status of the fastest luxury saloon car on the market at the time. Purchased by our vendor, the car’s third owner, on the 11th June 2013 the car was registered as “2 BXG” and this cherished number is generously included in the sale. With the stylish mix of a burr walnut dashboard and milled aluminium inserts complementing the quilted black leather, this Arnage T is very much an iron fist in a velvet glove.Fastidiously maintained at the following intervals:03/03/2003 Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars Ltd Press & Special Car Support Dept. at 101 miles11/06/2003 Bentley Ribble Valley, Lancashire at 1,371 miles06/07/2004 Bentley Ribble Valley, Lancashire at 4,650 miles06/07/2005 Bentley Ribble Valley, Lancashire at 5,056 miles05/07/2005 Bentley Ribble Valley, Lancashire at 5,634 miles24/04/2009 Bentley Manchester at 6,527 miles27/05/2010 Bentley Manchester at 7,176 miles19/05/2011 Bowling Ryan Rolls-Royce & Bentley Specialist, Bolton at 9,540 miles12/02/2013 Bowling Ryan Rolls-Royce & Bentley Specialist, Bolton at 11,156 miles28/08/2016 RR&B Rolls-Royce & Bentley Specialists, Bromsgrove at circa 12,000 milesThe history file includes service book and packs with receipts showing recent maintenance work totalling £8,625 since 2016. Our vendor, a retired managing director who was awarded the CBE by Her Majesty the Queen in 2009, has reluctantly offered the car for sale as he is rationalising his substantial collection of cars. With a new list price of some £160,000 this car today represents incredible value for money at this mileage and is a rare opportunity to buy one of the last 'proper' Bentleys.]]>

key Facts

  • Ad ID
    505129
  • Ad type
    Auction
  • Last updated
    20/05/2018
  • Category
    Bentley > Arnage
  • Colour
    Black
  • Gear type
    Automatic
  • Mileage
    12500 mi
  • Engine Size
    6750cc

Auction information

  • Auction Date:
    19/05/2018
  • Lot number:
    559

Closed

£35,000 - £40,000
Has reserve price
Silverstone Auctions - The May Sale 2018
19 May 2018

The Wing Building
Towcester, Northamptonshire
United Kingdom

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