Designed by Pininfarina and built by Rolls-Royce in Crewe, England, it was not surprising that every one of the total 1,308 Azure units was pre-sold before being built.
1996 Bentley Azure
Sold For $42,900Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
Lot Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
RM | Auctions - FORT LAUDERDALE 1 - 3 APRIL 2016
- Offered on Friday
- 6.75-liter, 385-hp turbo V-8 engine
- Four-speed automatic transmission
- Triple black
- Mulliner trim
- Factory chromed alloy wheels
- Many luxury features
- Clean CarFax
- Splendid performance
- Service records & books
- Original keys, remotes & tools
Bentley introduced the stunning Azure Convertible based on the Continental chassis in 1995. Production continued through 2003 with just 251 completed in 1996, the year this car was built. Power is supplied by a 6.75-litre, 385-hp turbocharged V-8 mated to a GM four-speed automatic transmission. Looking positively striking in triple black, this lovely example is claimed to have every possible option including bespoke Mulliner trim with factory chromed wheels and numerous power and convenience features. It includes all service records from new, books, brochures, a clean CarFax as well as five brand new Avon tires, eight keys, two remotes and original tools. With quality and class permeating this car, it should not be surprising that it had a nearly $350,000 base price when new.
As Peter Ward, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Motors Cars when the Azure was introduced, stated, “We have shown how we continue to develop new models that exceed the highest expectations of our customers and set new standards at the peak of the performance and luxury market”.