Now available for auction is this 2006 Bentley Arnage R Red Label finished in Black Sapphire over a Magnolia leather interior. Manufactured by Bentley Motors in Crewe, England from 1998 to 2009, the Arnage represented the marque’s flagship full-size luxury car and shared its platform with the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph. It was the first entirely new design for Bentley since 1980. Offered as a grand touring variant, this 2006 R-model carried an original sticker price of over $226k and features a twin-turbocharged V8 engine as well as an optional wood and leather steering wheel, veneered rear-seat picnic tables, and embroidered headrests. It has remained under the care of the same owner from new and has enjoyed a lifetime of routine service. A sophisticated and stately luxury car, this Arnage R shows just over 64k miles on the odometer and is now being offered for auction out of the original owner's estate by its seller out of New York.
This Bentley is finished in Black Sapphire with chrome brightwork and a chrome front matrix grille. The seller notes a crack in the rear bumper, a dent on the rear driver-side door, some rust on the sunroof, and curb rash on the right rear wheel. The front enameled flying “B” emblem is said to need replacement and some condensation appears in a few of the exterior lenses following a car wash. Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report. This Arnage R rides on 18” chrome alloy wheels that come dressed in Cooper RS3-G1 tires showing date codes from 2019 in the front and 2013 in the rear.
Occupants are accommodated within a luscious Magnolia and interior upholstered with premium graded leather, blue carpeting, and hand-stitched accents. Noteworthy details include vertically fluted seat inserts, Magnolia leather headliner, a blue leather dashboard, blue lambswool floormats, and smooth chrome buttons and switches. An optional wood and leather steering wheel is equipped along with veneered picnic tables for the rear seats, embroidered headrest logos, and winged “B” inlays for the waistrails and picnic tables. Driver amenities also include multi-zone automatic climate control, a premium audio system with a 6-disc autochanger, power front seats with four-position memory, individually power-adjustable rear seats, park distance control, and a concealed DVD-based satellite navigation system. CARFAX shows the A/C system to have been serviced in 2015 at 57,455 miles. The seller reports that one of the rear seat recliners is nonfunctional, the rear driver side window is inoperable, and that the Alpine remote control for the navigation system is missing.
This Red Label is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 6.75L V8 engine that sends up to 400 HP and 616 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a 4-speed Adaptive Automatic Transmission with Sport Mode. Other mechanical features include electrically controlled adaptive suspension, micro-alloy ventilated disc brakes, and an Electronic Stability Control Program (ESP) with Traction Control (ASR). CARFAX shows maintenance history including routine annual service performed by the Bespoke Motor Group in New York from 2006-2011. The seller adds that a camshaft, pedal switch, and 7 valve lifters were replaced in 2011 at 36k miles. Rear suspension work is also said to have been carried out in 2012 by European Foreign Classics.
This sale will include the original owner's manuals, window sticker, a set of three keys, and a clean title. The seller notes that the remote key fobs are currently nonfunctional and may be in need of reprogramming. An unbeatable value for any discerning driver in search of a full-size high-end luxury vehicle, this Arnage R is not to be overlooked.