The Bentley Continental R was unveiled in 1991 after six years of development and it became an instant success. Its stylish sports coupe coachwork captured the imagination of Bentley enthusiasts and the orders flooded in. The success of the Continental R and the slightly sportier Continental T made it inevitable that a convertible variant would be developed and in 1995 Sergio Pininfarina was approached and given the task of styling the Bentley Continental R convertible which became known as the Azure.
Production of the first-generation Azures took place between 1995 and 2003 and then in 2006 with the company now under Volkswagens ownership, production began on the second-generation Azures which were now built on the Arnage platform.
The very final chapter (so far) in the progression of the Azure came in 2009 with the introduction of the Azure T. It was given even more power than the second-generation cars, with improved ratings on acceleration (0-60mph in 5.2 seconds) and top speed (increased to 181mph) In terms of its appearance, it was styled with Le Mans style vents, two-piece 20 inch five spoke alloy wheels, colour matched door mirrors, tinted upper and lower grilles along with twin exhaust tail pipes.
The interior was finished with diamond quilted seats and door panels, aluminium turned dashboard, and drilled alloy pedals.
The Azure T was only built for the 2010 model year, with just eighty cars produced in total. Just twenty four cars were produced specifically for the UK market, of which twenty two were right hand drive.
Chassis No SCBDC45H2ACH14443 is the forty third example of the eighty built and the ninth right hand drive car produced for the UK market. It was supplied new in March 2011 to its first owner Mr A Dara, finished beluga with beluga leather interior, a matching black hood and piano black woodwork.
He retained the car until May 2014 when it was sold to its second owner, Mr R Brooks of Guernsey at 1,125 miles. It was purchased by the third and present owner in September 2021 at 4,450 miles.
The car has now travelled just over 5,000 miles from new and comes fully prepared and tested in our workshops. Chassis No CH14443 represents a rare opportunity to acquire a super low mileage, top specification example of this very rare model.
Low mileage and very good
Six speed automatic gearbox, power steering, 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration engine, 6.75 litres displacement, 6750cc capacity. Twin turbo, 500hp. Ventilated disc brakes.