1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT
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1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT
Sold for £7,130 (US$ 11,927) inc. premium
Auction Details
1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT 1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366 Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT
Lot Details
1995 Bentley Brooklands LWB Sports Saloon
Registration no. N948 OGJ
Chassis no. SCBZF12C6TCH57366
Engine no. 85454L410M/NIT

Footnotes

  • By the end of the 1980s, Rolls-Royce's re-branding of Bentley, begun in 1982 with the launch of the Mulsanne Turbo, had proved an outstanding success. However, the sales graph that had climbed steadily upwards throughout the decade, reaching its peak in 1989, would plunge dramatically within just a couple of years because of economic recession. Rolls-Royce responded by rationalising the Bentley range, dropping the normally-aspirated Mulsanne and Eight saloons and introducing the evocatively named Brooklands, the latter being in effect a Turbo R minus turbocharger but retaining the R's sports suspension and adaptive damping control. First seen in the Continental R, the Brooklands' new four-speed automatic transmission boasted a floor-mounted shift lever in keeping with the marque's sporting traditions. As usual there was a long-wheelbase (LWB) variant available costing some £16,000 more than the standard car, itself not exactly cheap at around £96,500 (in late 1993), which perhaps explains why only 199 LWBs had been sold when the Brooklands was deleted in 1998.

    The Brooklands was upgraded with the 300bhp 'light pressure' turbo-charged V8 engine for 1997 but remained in production for just one more season. For 1998, by which time it was the only model available with the old 'short' wheelbase, the Brooklands gained the Turbo RT's firmer suspension and five-spoke alloy wheels, becoming the 'Brooklands R'. As parent company Rolls-Royce prepared to phase out these older models, a final derivative – the Brooklands R Mulliner – was announced, only 100 of which were made during 1998 before production ceased at the end of that year.

    Finished in Wild Berry with parchment leather interior, this lovely Bentley Brooklands was supplied new and initially serviced by Jack Barclay Ltd, and later maintained by marque specialists Montague & Co. The car was acquired by the current vendor in 2004 and has covered only some 67,000 miles from new. Regularly serviced by Montague, 'N948 OGJ' has seen little use in the last few years and is described by the vendor as in generally good condition. The car is offered with service history, MoT/tax to September 2013 and Swansea V5 document.

Saleroom notices

  • It has been brought to our attention that this vehicle has been subject to a Category C Insurance Loss Payment on 21/12/2002. This was fully repaired at the time by Rolls-Royce and Bentley Specialist's Montague & Company for the then owners as confirmed by them.
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