Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 4th October 2008
Motor Cars at 15:00
Arnage, as many will know, is a right-hand corner two thirds of a lap round the Le Mans circuit, a track where Bentley famously enjoyed five victories from 1924 to 1930. Red Label refers to the background colour of the eminent winged-B radiator badge first seen on Bentley 3 Litres of the period. In the past, green, black and blue labels adorned more formal, less sporting Bentleys, but red denoted the ultimate in performance.
The Arnage Red Label has moved on a stage from its predecessor the Turbo R, thanks in no small part to the technological input from new owner BMW. Handling has been transformed with stiffer computer-controlled suspension and electronic braking and stability systems helping to keep over two tons of machinery glued to the road. Performance is brisk, as one would expect in a 4