19th Jun, 2024 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Lot 99

2005 Bentley Arnage R
Warranted 49,000 miles from new

Sold for £19,850

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: LJ05 LKK
Chassis No: SCBLC37F75CH10895
MOT: June 2025

  • Warranted 49,000 miles from new
  • Benefitting from a comprehensive maintenance history
  • Finished in Silver Tempest paintwork, with a Cream leather-trimmed interior, with Blue piping, carpets, dashboard top and steering wheel
  • Previous five-year ownership with the President of the Bentley Owner's Club and in a private collection since

The Bentley Arnage and its Rolls-Royce sibling, the Silver Seraph, were phased in during the spring of 1998 as replacements for derivatives of the long-serving Mulsanne (Bentley) and Silver Spirit (Rolls-Royce). The bodies for the new cars were built at the Bentley factory in Crewe, while the engines were outsourced. Initially available as a single model, the Arnage was powered by a DOHC 4.4-litre BMW engine force-fed by twin turbochargers. However, it was around this time that Bentley passed into the hands of the Volkswagen Group and Rolls-Royce was acquired by BMW. Not surprisingly, BMW declined to see a rival marque powered by one of its engines, so Volkswagen was forced to find an alternative powerplant for the Arnage. After offering the Green Label and Red Label, those models gave way to the Arnage R in 2002. In common with the long wheelbase Red Label launched the previous year, it was powered by a completely reworked version of Bentley's venerable 6.75-litre V8 engine. Courtesy of Bosch Motronic engine management and a pair of Garrett T3 turbochargers it produced 399bhp and a colossal 616lb-ft of torque.

Manufactured in 2005, the Arnage R offered was registered new in the United Kingdom on the 6th of June that year. Finished in attractive Silver Tempest paintwork with complementary Cream leather interior upholstery with Blue piping, the interior also features Blue carpets, Blue leather dashboard top and steering wheel, and a wood veneered dashboard, centre console, and door card inserts. Factory-fitted equipment includes an electric tilt and slide sunroof, electrically operated and heated front and rear seats with four-position driver seat memory, dual-zone climate control, rear tray tables, a multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, and front and rear parking sensors. Previously in the ownership of the President of the Bentley Owner’s Club for five years, thereafter the Bentley has resided in the vendor's private collection and is now offered with just 49,750 miles from new (at the time of consignment).

Benefitting from a comprehensive maintenance history, the Arnage has only been serviced by main dealers and specialists, with services at 4,339; 6,297; 7,597; 8,235; 8,809; 16,647; 23,594; 28,489; 30,747; 43,090; 46,559, 49,425 miles completed by Broughtons of Cheltenham Bentley, Bentley Newcastle, Bentley Services Cheshire, GT Services Cheshire, Prestige Services and Silver Lady Brentwood Ltd. Further to the servicing, the Arnage has received a new oil pressure transmitter, electrical improvement, front brake discs and pads and some brake pipes in 2021; re-gassed air-conditioning in 2023; and a new main system battery and paintwork improvements this year. Riding on a set of 19-inch alloy wheels shod in Pirelli P-Zero tyres, this particularly nice example is accompanied by its original owner’s manuals and service book, along with a collection of maintenance invoices and a NavTrak tracking device. Offered with an MOT certificate until June 2025, the Bentley also has a current V5C document.

PLEASE NOTE: The registration number shown in the images is being retained by the vendor.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 19th Jun, 2024

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