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Lot 041: Bentley Brooklands

Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (24 June 2009)

The Bentley Brooklands was introduced in 1992 as a replacement for the Bentley Mulsanne and Bentley Eight models. A very sporting machine, it shared the same styling and underpinnings as the more expensive Turbo R and had the same magnificent 6.75-litre engine but without the turbocharger  it still packed a 300bhp punch which was more than adequate for most owners. Fuel economy was also 12% better than the Mulsanne thanks to a new engine management system and various other mods to the intake manifold and the cylinder heads.

Suspension was independent all round (self-levelling to the rear) with computer-governed Automatic Ride Control and four-wheel ABS disc brakes. Transmission was a silky smooth four-speed auto. Inside the Brooklands was as luxurious as ever with acres of leather and light-grain walnut, tilt steering wheel and an improved air conditioning system. Capable of 133mph and initially priced at �91,500 to you, sir, it remained in production until 1998 by which time some 1,208 standard wheelbase cars had been made.

Dating from 1993, this particular car has covered around 100,000 miles from new and has been in the current ownership for around four years. It is said to be in good condition all round with plenty of service history to show regular maintenance. An airbag-equipped model, it also has TV screens fitted to the back of the front headrests to keep rear passengers amused on long journeys.

Please note that the private plate shown will be replaced by an age-related 'K' plate prior to the sale

Lot Details
Auction Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
TypeCar
Lot Number041
Estimate£7000-£9000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£5600
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1993
Condition rating0
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis numberSCBZE02AOPCH46574
Engine number77682l4101.NKN
Engine capacity (cc)6750
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors