1997 Bentley Azure

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1997
  • Mileage 
    16 500 mi / 26 555 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    SCBZK14C6VCX61071
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Sherwood
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Parchment/ Spruce Piping
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1997 Bentley Azure, originally delivered by Bentley Greenwich, Connecticut. Based on the potent Bentley Continental R, the drop head Azure version was one of the most powerful cars of the era. The famous Italian styling house Pininfarina had been chosen to develop the Azure on the four-seater Continental R platform, and there was no question that the result was most successful. Body shells were assembled in Italy by Pininfarina, fitted with the automatic soft-top, painted and shipped to the UK for finishing at the Bentley factory at Crewe.
Hailed by its maker as 'the world's best convertible', the Azure lived up to that grand title, proving an immense success especially in the US where its combination of unmatched luxury, effortless performance and soft-top style was highly attractive. When production ceased in 2003 a total of only 1,321 Azures of all types had been built.
Finished in a classic color scheme of Sherwood Green with a Parchment Hide interior, this vehicle was in the care of one family for a majority of its life and presents in wonderful condition today. The further details of the specification include Conifer carpeting and a green cloth top. A $340,000 car from new, this particular car was optioned further with a bespoke complete center console trimmed in spruce to match the top roll. Beyond the family, the car has had one owner recently who sparingly used the convertible, as reflected in just over 16,000 miles appearing on the dash board.
A fine example of late 1990s supreme luxury, this convertible is surely a delight to waft along cruising with the top down.