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Lot No. 438 - 2002 Bentley Arnage RL

Sold for: £25,875

One of just 328 long-wheelbase Arnage produced.
Details Specification
  • Bought by a Mr Belcher on the 10/12/2002 to whom the car is still registered
  • The ultra-rare long-wheelbase, just 328 were built compared to 7,111 standard Arnage
  • Distinctive rear opera window used by Rolls-Royce and Bentley for long-wheelbase cars for decades
  • Full service history by Bentley Glasgow from new, with the most recent carried out in February 2019
  • The indicated 70,500 miles belies the condition of the interior which is in first-class condition
  • Incredible value compared to its rivals and is in a ‘fresh’ colour scheme not often seen on cars of this era

According to Bentley Motors, the Arnage RL, launched in 2001, is the culmination of world-class coachbuilding that spans generations. It is a car that takes personalisation to a new level, where the vehicle is a canvas on which you can paint your vision. Its extended wheelbase translates into more interior space, offering two inches more in the front and a remarkable eight inches in the rear. The RL retains the classic Arnage profile whilst offering even more palatial comfort for all on board but, make no mistake, this is not an ocean liner, this is a car to drive in the fine tradition of generations of sporting saloons fronted by the 'Flying B'.

The turbocharged 6.75-litre V8 engine, harnessed by a creamy smooth automatic gearbox, makes this an experience impossible to miss. The Arnage RL gave its owners the opportunity to realise virtually anything imaginable - all designed and handcrafted by the most skilled automotive artisans in the world. These are people who understand not only the heritage of Bentley, but also the pleasures of luxury in a contemporary world. From fashioners of burnished Walnut and fine hides to the audio experts who can turn the interior of a Bentley into a concert hall.

Just 328 orders for this very special motor car were accepted by the factory. This RL, featuring the very rare rear opera window, was delivered new to a Mr Belcher, who first registered it in his company name on the 10/12/2002 and later transferred the car into his own name, which it still displays today. Meticulously maintained by the supplying dealer Park’s Bentley of Hamilton, now rebranded Bentley Glasgow, the car has been serviced at the following intervals:

06/12/2002 Bentley Glasgow PDI at 57 miles

14/01/2003 Bentley Glasgow at 1,860 miles

19/08/2003 Bentley Glasgow at 14,012 miles

04/05/2004 Bentley Glasgow at 25,211 miles

18/02/2005 Bentley Glasgow at 33,697 miles

05/01/2006 Bentley Glasgow at 40,098 miles

05/01/2007 Bentley Glasgow at 51,359 miles

24/01/2008 Bentley Glasgow at 60,667 miles

12/09/2009 Bentley Glasgow at 68,420 miles

23/11/2010 Bentley Glasgow at 68,698 miles

10/06/2013 Bentley Glasgow at 68,761 miles

26/08/2014 Bentley Glasgow at 69,702 miles

20/09/2015 Bentley Glasgow at 70,189 miles

18/02/2019 Bentley Glasgow at 70,201 miles

Presented to auction with a history file that includes the original service book, reams of receipts and the V5c in the first owner’s name.

 

 

Year of manufacture:
2002
Make:
Bentley
Chassis number:
SCBLE37G33CH19173
# of cylinders:
8
Transmission:
Automatic
Engine capacity:
6750
Body colour:
Gold
MOT Expiry:
Tuesday 07 April 2020
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
SA52 KRU
Model:
Arnage RL
Engine number:
TT104489
Interior colour:
Magnolia
Odometer Reading:
70300
miles

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