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Sold for: £25,875
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.