The Bentley Azure made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1995. It was based on the Continental R and Pininfarina assisted in the two year process of turning it into a full four door convertible. Pininfarina built the shell and soft-top at their factory in Italy and final assembly was then carried out at the Bentley factory in Crewe. The large size of the Azure and its curves allowed it to possess both presence and grace whilst comfortably seating four adults.
Power came from the company’s dependable 6.75 litre V8, featuring a single intercooled Garrett turbocharger and produced in the region of 385 hp. With a 0-60mph time of 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 150mph, the Azure was a very quick car given its size and weight. The combination of power and refinement was a potent one and the Azure was an extremely exclusive car which was priced accordingly, buyers had to pay £230,000 to buy one new. In total less than 1500 cars were produced during the 8 years of production of the first generation cars.
The Azure for sale here looks striking with its black bodywork and black interior, a look that really suits such an imposing car. In addition to the many standard features, this car has an array of additional optional extras including a Continental T style console with chrome starter button and aluminium gearshift, large oval exhaust, perforated leather seating, drilled alloy accelerator and brake pedals and mesh inserts on the front bumper and wings.
With only 3 owners from new, a mere 35,000 miles on the clock and a well-documented history, this is a fine example of a beautifully made Bentley that would be the ideal companion on open-top adventures whether they be at home or abroad.
Private number plate available by separate negotiation.