<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117

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Lot 163
2005 Bentley Arnage RL

Sold for US$ 58,240 inc. premium
2005 Bentley Arnage RL
VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347

Engine no. 106117

6,753cc OHV Twin Turbo V8 Engine
Computer Controlled Fuel Injection
405bhp at 4,150rpm
Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Power Assisted Disc Brakes

*Highly optioned, handmade Bentley of the finest quality
*Extremely luxurious with every imaginable amenity fitted
*The fastest and most expensive Bentley available in the era
*Cost over $350,000 when new


THE BENTLEY ARNAGE

Emphasizing its racing heritage, Bentley Motors unveiled the new Arnage in April 1998 at Le Sarthe circuit, home of the Le Mans 24-Hour Race and scene of its greatest triumphs in the 1920s. Bentley, together with parent company Rolls-Royce Motors, was in collaboration with BMW at this time, and the Arnage was the first Bentley to benefit from the Munich firm's engine technology in the form of an all-new 4.4-liter 32-valve twin-turbocharged V8 power unit. However, Bentley's subsequent acquisition by Volkswagen resulted in a partial volte face, with the proven 6.75-liter V8 being reintroduced on some models, beginning with the Arnage Red Label that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1999. Despite its older and simpler engine design, the Arnagel amply demonstrated the truth of the old saying: 'there's no substitute for cubic inches', by comfortably eclipsing its more-modern sibling in the horsepower stakes. In March 2002, a heavily revised version - the Arnage R - was introduced at the Geneva Salon. Gone was the original's single Garrett T4 turbocharger, which had been replaced by a pair of smaller T3s providing superior throttle response and higher catalytic converter temperatures for reduced emissions. Also new was the Bosch Motronic engine management system, a state-of-the-art means of integrating all the usual functions with an increased number of other variables to provide an 'Electronic Stability Program' (ESP) - an advanced form of traction control. The Arnage was indeed one of the most luxurious motorcars on the market at the time.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Hand built at the Crewe-based Bentley works during the early months of 2005, this luxurious Bentley cost a staggering $355,131.00 when new. The accompanying copy of the original invoice shows the many options fitted to the bespoke Arnage RL, which included a $32,000 entertainment system, the $10,000 massage seat option, a fridge and many stylistic details such as embroidered seats, fender vents and quad exhaust tailpipes. The Bentley was finished when new in the same two-tone livery it sports today, and with just over 38,000 miles recorded on the odometer today, the car appears in largely original and well-kept condition.
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<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
<b>2005 Bentley Arnage RL</b><br />VIN. SCBLE37GX5CX19347<br />Engine no. 106117
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