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1999 Bentley Arnage Green Label
Lot No.: 375
Registration: T237 UCF
Chassis Number: SCBLB51EXXCH02985
Engine Number: 50441992
Number of cylinders: 8
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Estimate (£): 18,000 - 22,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
The Bentley Arnage was launched in 1998, replacing the Bentley 'Turbo' which had offered sterling service for many years. Built by Bentley Motors in Crewe, from 1998 to 2009, the Arnage and its Rolls-Royce sibling, the Silver Seraph, were introduced in the Spring of 1998, and were the first entirely new designs for the two marques since 1980 when the Silver Spirit and Mulsanne models had been introduced. The new Arnage was designed to be powered by a new state-of-the-art BMW V8 engine with Cosworth-engineered twin-turbochargers and was designated the Arnage 'Green Label'. The Arnage 'Red Label' was launched in October 1999, and for a number of reasons, reverted back to Bentley power using the traditional V8 engine with a displacement of 6,750cc.
We believe that the car has been enjoyed by five previous keepers and with the car, there is a list of services and MoTs, the latter showing mileages of 32,852 on 20/07/2006 going up by small increments to 39,192 on 25/03/2014. The current owner has a number of proper motor cars and services and maintains them himself, a task of which he is eminently capable.
The vendor is a good friend of Silverstone Auctions and purchased this Bentley from us about three years ago at which point the mileage was a warranted 39,600, and when MoT'd on February 24th the odometer indicated 46,858. He informs us that during those enjoyable 7,000 miles the only issue was a failed Oil-Pressure Transducer which was quickly replaced and tested. As well as that Test Report, the car is accompanied by its service history, log books, MoT Certificate, and an owner's manual on CD.
These cars represent the epitome of British luxury with enormous 'kerbside' appeal. It is difficult to imagine a vehicle that, in terms of style, performance, looks and sheer presence, offers better value for money.