2003 BENTLEY ARNAGE R Registration Number: MX03 WSY Chassis...



£23,000 - £26,000



Registration Number: MX03 WSY
Chassis Number: TBA
Recorded Mileage: 54,214 miles

Launched in 1998, the new Arnage model had big boots to fill, replacing the much loved Mulsanne Turbo. Sharing its platform with the Rolls-Royce badged Silver Seraph, the Arnage dropped the legendary 6.75-litre V8 in favour of a much more modern BMW V8 32-valve engine , fed by a Cosworth-engineered twin-turbo installation.

Whilst the BMW engine was perfectly adequate, there became a growing demand from Bentley clientele for a larger, more powerful and possibly more suitable form of motive power, and so the 6.75 litre V8 came back on the scene, matched to two Garrett T3 turbochargers. The larger-engined Arnage pushed out over 400bhp and an astonishing 835nm of torque.

For a while the two models were offered in conjunction, however the 6.75-litre car’s acceleration and grunt proved far more popular than the BMW-engined Arnage, of which only seven are thought to have been built, all in left-hand-drive. 2002 saw the range gain a light refresh with the Arnage Red label rebadged as either the Arnage R or Arnage T. Fractionally less powerful than the Arnage T, the R has shown to be the Arnage of choice for those seeking a genuine cared for example of this modern Gentleman’s Express.

First supplied by Bentley of Manchester in April of 2003, this superb Arnage R is beautifully presented in metallic Silver Pearl with a cream leather interior and blue carpeting. Looking around the outside of the car, the paintwork is in super order, all wheels are unmarked and shod with good quality tyres. The Arnage has clearly been very well maintained over its 20 years, as shown by its 19 stamps running across two service books, the majority from Bentley agents, the remaining few by marque specialists. The most recent service was in March 2022 at 53,177 miles. 

Supplied with both keys, full service history and all books and an MoT certificate to March 2024, this well maintained example offers a highly luxurious driving experience for a very accessible price.

Auction Date: 11th Mar 2023 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
11th Mar 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 42)