2003 Bentley Arnage T

SOLD £12,320

The Arnage T, introduced in 2002 featured a comprehensively re-engineered version of the big V8 including a new Bosch engine management system and twin turbos which raised the output to 459bhp and 645lb/ft – sufficient grunt to crack 60mph in 5.5 seconds and touch 170mph flat out. This made it the fastest road-going Bentley ever. This fine two owner Arnage T dates from April 2003 and was supplied new by Jack Barclay Ltd of London to its rather well known first owner, singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, director, conductor and former Deputy Chairman of the British Phonographic Industry Mike Batt best known for creating The Wombles musical act, writing “Bright Eyes” and discovering Katie Melua. Mike Batt owned the vehicle for some 14 years, the car having been maintained by Jack Barclay and Phantom Motors since new with 15 service stamps to warrant its 113,000 miles. The car has clearly had funds lavished on it, which shows – the car looks in excellent order throughout. Notable maintenance includes replacement of the engine’s head gaskets in August 2012 by Phantom Motors at an eye-watering £9,539. The last major service was in October 2016 at 108,000 miles also by Phantom Motors including replacement A/C condenser and new tyres costing £6,559. The vendor is currently attempting to locate these two invoices. This T is finished in stunning Phantom black with full Mulliner quilted black hide throughout and comes equipped with the usual high levels of luxurious internal appointments including electric heated memory seats, electric rear seats, sunroof, sat nav, rear entertainment with twin screens, embossed seats, twin umbrellas in the boot, Bluetooth Parrot, Sport mode, cruise control – the list goes on. The car sits on attractive split-rim alloy wheels and very much looks the part, whether at home in the Cotswolds or outside Claridges. It comes with a fresh test with no advisiores which expires in May 2021, the only slight 'fly in the ointment' being a top-end tapping from the engine when hot. The vendor's local Bentley dealer seemed to think it was 'in tolerance' but  we feel that it will need attention sooner than later.

Motoring does not get any more imperious than this and the lucky new owner will feel like a millionaire every time they slip behind the wheel.

For more information, please call Matthew Parkin 07813 936698

Reg No: LJ03GVY
Chassis Number: SCBLF34F43CH09597
Engine Number: TT104839
Engine Size: 6750
Docs: One old MOT; Service handbook; Service book (15 stamps);

Estimate: £10,000+

Lot 15

Lot ended

Thursday 02/07/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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