2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label

Special Ordered, Gorgeous Interior, 26k Miles, Unique!

$44,800

Harry's Thoughts

This is my most favorite Arnage that I've seen! The interior is stunning and this RROC award-winner is nearly as-new. This is the only one in the world with this interior specification.

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a beautiful special order 2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label with stunning saddle leather contrasted with piano black ebony wood throughout. This Bentley has accumulated 26,300 miles since new and has been a consistent award winner at regional concours and RROC events. It is very close to showroom condition throughout. A previous owner of six years looked at 20 other Arnages on a quest to find the very best before finding this example. This Arnage sold new at Dimmitt Rolls-Royce and Bentley in Florida and retailed for about $230,000. This is the only Arnage with this specification in existence, making it truly 1 of 1.

The exterior is finished in its original Beluga Black paint which is nearly perfect. Our inspection only found two very small touched up paint chips on the drivers side A-pillar and one in the front. The paint is deep and rich and looks stunning with the dark window tinting and the chrome accepts and original Bentley chrome wheels.  We love the aero-contoured rocker panel trim which one would expect more from a T.

The interior is perhaps even more impressive and much more rare. The Saddle tan leather is nearly perfect in all respects. This is the only Arnage known that was ordered with the Continental R seats, which make it unique and stunning. The leather is contrasted with piano black Ebony wood throughout that is simply gorgeous. It is a very rare option for a Rolls or Bentley. The last time we saw this feature was in the Rockefellers Rolls-Royce Phantom V James Young Sedanca.

From an email sent to us by Richard Vaughan: “…I happen to be the author of The Complete Guide to the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph and Bentley Arnage. I saw your ad and wanted to alert you to just how special that car is. It’s a one-off special order commissioned by the late Woody Richey, at Dimmitt RR/B. Woody was well known in RROC circles for ordering the most bespoke cars from Crewe. He knew how the bespoke system worked and really understood his customers and helped them create special cars. This particular car was ordered with soft trim to have the style of the Continental R, making it one of one. Have a look at some other Arnages, you will not see this seat trim style in any other car.”

Other features of the interior include a Saddle leather headliner that has front to back pleats, Ebony black picnic tables, reclining rear seats and black mouton sheepskin overlays over the black Wilton wool carpeting. There is a wear mark in the carpet next to the accelerator pedal where the original owners high heels wore through.

Mechanically, this Bentley is nearly as new.  It is obvious that this isn’t the Bentley that has sat unattended for years. The previous owner had consistently been enjoyed about 1,000 miles per year and well maintained and serviced.  The present owner is a good friend of ours and he has added 7,000 miles over the past 25 months.

The Bentley drives beautifully with all the annual servicing being conducted by a factory trained independent Rolls-Bentley engineer.

This Arnage is beautiful and ready to be inspected at our showroom in Phoenix. For more details and information, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.

2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label

$44,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 548

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2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label
2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label

$44,800

VIN SCBLC31E61CX06215
BODY STYLE Sedan
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 26,385
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 4
INT COLOR Saddle Leather
EXT COLOR Black
YEAR 2001
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 548

Bentley Arnage

Interesting Fact: The Bentley Arnage is a full-size luxury vehicle that was manufactured by Bentley Motors in England during the years of 1998 to 2009. This model was designed to cause a resurgence of the Bentley brand by being the first new build since the Bentley Mulsanne in 1980. Choosing to use a third-party engine…

Interesting Fact: The Bentley Arnage is a full-size luxury vehicle that was manufactured by Bentley Motors in England during the years of 1998 to 2009. This model was designed to cause a resurgence of the Bentley brand by being the first new build since the Bentley Mulsanne in 1980.

Choosing to use a third-party engine represented a switch from Bentley tradition, but the BMW M62 V8 engine was selected due to the sporty power it provided. In 1998, a takeover battle between BMW and Volkswagen Group caused a drop in sales when BMW publicly threatened to stop supplying engines if they lost. While this ended up not being an issue, Volkswagen Group redesigned a 6.75-litre 16-valve engine that was used in the Bentley Turbo R, and a revised version of the car named the Arnage Red Label, later to be designated R, was released in late 1999.

The Bentley Arnage T and R were the early variants released during the early years of the manufacturing process. With a 0 to 60 of 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph, the Arnage T was released in 2002 and is considered the sportier model of the two. Both models boast impressive speeds and a comfortable ride that keeps them popular today!

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