1995 BENTLEY AZURE MK 1 6.75L Turbo V8
Mileage: 82581 Miles
The Bentley Motor Company was founded by W.O. Bentley in 1919 in Cricklewood North London and became known for its history in racing and winning Le Mans in 1924, and straight line of victories from 1927 to 1930. Its most famous historic racing car is the Bentley 4 ½ Litre and still has a racing heritage today in the Bentley Continental GT3 under the Volkswagen AG name that current owns them. Racing drivers of Bentley are more commonly known as “THE BENTLEY BOYS”
Rolls Royce purchased Bentley in 1931 which followed in the years to come a series of merges and acquisitions until 1971 when Rolls was forced into receivership and the UK Government nationalized the company. This is where Rolls Royce split into the two companies that we know today as Rolls Royce Motors (now owned by BMW AG) and Rolls Royce Aerospace that builds turbo fan engines for Airbus A330 and Boeing 777.
The Azure is a grand open top 4-Seater touring, that made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1995 with the first generation, and this was built on the Bentley Continental R of the time. And this Generation was built from 1995-2003 and the second gen under Volkswagen AG from 2006-2009. Of the Mark 1 Azure there were only 1403 cars built, Pininfarina (Designer of most Ferrari’s) assist with design and turning of the Bentley Continental R into the Beautiful Azure,
The launching price of the Azure in 1995 was GB£ 215,167-00 and £ 22,589-00 more expensive than the Conti that it was based on.
Our Bentley is a mint of a car and very much desirable as she stand here. The 6.75L Turbo V8 motor still has the horse to power the heavy body of 3030Kgs to a speed that with thrill you but is incredibly happy to cruise along the highway at 120kph at 2500rpm. The 4speed General Motors gearbox that has been mated into this awesome engine is so smooth and you do not really feel that gear changes.
The suspension and ride is wonderfully comfortable, which is paired with the great seats and plush interior that does not seem to have aged at all. She a classy 90’s Limousine with the classic wood finish matched with cream and burgundy leather. And looks stately with the roof up or down, fit for a driver with a passion and love for cars.
This Azure comes with a full history and all the invoices from day one and is sure to gain value as she becomes more collectable in the years to come.
Location: Road and Race Automotive, Johannesburg
Contact: Marc – +27 (0) 82 322 9784