2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label

19k Miles, 1 of 1, Piano Black Ebony Wood, Gorgeous!

Sold: $39,800.00

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SOLD by Private Treaty!! 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 19,300 miles since new and has been a consistent award winner at regional concours and RROC events. It is very close to showroom condition throughout. The 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 one very small paint chip on the drivers side A-pillar. The paint is deep and rich and looks stunning with the dark window tinting and the chrome accepts and original Bentley chrome wheels.

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 form 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. We conducted our own independent inspection and found only the hood and trunk lifting springs to be weak, necessitating a little more lifting than normal. It is obvious that this isn’t the Bentley that has sat unattended for years. It has consistently been enjoyed about 1,000 miles per year and well maintained and serviced.

The Bentley drives beautifully with all the annual servicing being conducted by a factory trained independent Rolls-Bentley engineer. The last service was performed this summer and two new batteries were just installed.

This Arnage is beautiful and ready to be inspected at the owners home in Texas. 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

Sold: $39,800.00

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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LOCATION USA
VIEWS 24

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2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label
2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label

Sold: $39,800.00

VIN SCBLC31E61CX06215
BODY STYLE Sedan
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 19,500
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 4
INT COLOR Tan
EXT COLOR Black
YEAR 2001
LOCATION Texas / Tyler
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 24

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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