26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 17

2000 Bentley Azure
c.16,500 miles from new

Sold for £64,667

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: V855 GLM
Chassis No: SCBZK15E8XCH61854
MOT: June 2023

  • Just c.16,500 miles from new
  • Current ownership since 2011 with just 3 former keepers recorded
  • Offered with service book and sundry invoices
  • Supplied by the Bentley dealership Straight Eight (New Forest) Ltd.

The first generation Bentley Azure Convertible was conceived while the company was still under Vickers management and produced from 1995 to 2003. Debuted at the 1995 Geneva Salon, it was based on the platform of the highly successful Continental R, and combined the glamour of the company's early coachbuilt Drophead Coupes with modern-day technology and performance - a heady cocktail for those lucky enough to afford it. The car's presence was immense, born of the combination of automotive elegance and sheer size - the Azure was 210 inches long. Sculptured seats ensured the optimum cosseting for up to four adults. This was the height of luxury.

At the heart of the Azure, as of so many post-war Bentleys and Rolls-Royces, was the Group's mighty 6.75-litre OHV V-8 engine complete with Garrett AirResearch turbocharger and Zytek EMS3 digital engine management. The unit drove through a General Motors-sourced four-speed automatic transmission. With some 400bhp on tap and in excess of 600lbft of torque, the 0-60mph dash could be dispensed with in around six seconds, despite the car's generous all-up weight of 5,750 pounds. Speeds of up to 150mph were possible when allowed, doubtless without a ripple on a glass of champagne. Suspension was independent front and rear with adaptive ride control. Final assembly of the model took place at the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe. Today, this desirable Azure, finished in Royal Blue Metallic with a Blue cloth hood, displays just c.16,500 miles on the odometer. First registered on the 6th of January 2000, the Azure was supplied by the Bentley dealership Straight Eight (New Forest) Ltd. The build specification included an interior finished in Cotswold and French Navy hides with French Navy piping to the seats. Complementing Parchment cloth headlining, Wilton carpets are Dark Blue with lambswool over-rugs and a shaded Sundym windscreen in Green are also present and enhance the cosseting interior of this attractive cabriolet from Bentley. The 6.75 litre V8 was utilised via the smooth 4-speed automatic transmission.

‘V855 GLM’ has been in the current ownership since 2011, with just 3 former keepers recorded on the V5C, the previous long-term ownership was from 2004 to 2011. In that previous ownership the Azure benefitted from a new steering rack fitted in 2010. The Azure is offered with old invoices and MOTs, its service book and sundry invoices. The Bentley build records are also on file and offered with ‘V855GLM’.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023

Established in 1993, H&H has sold some of the world's most significant motorcars and motorcycles over the past 30 years. Trusted by over 75,000 clients worldwide, we are the longest established auction house of our kind in Europe. 

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  

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