One of only 60 Diamond Editions, and 19 supplied to the UK
Original Bentley press and marketing demo car
Comprehensive service history
Introduced in 2006 to celebrate 60 years of manufacturing at Crewe, the Bentley Arnage T Diamond Edition was the ultimate in luxury derivatives of the sumptuous super saloon.
A total of only 60 were made in the celebration specification, the majority of which were supplied in left-hand-drive to the USA market.
19 were sold in the UK as right-hand-drive cars and this one is possibly the very first, as it was Bentley’s own, used for motor shows, marketing materials and latterly as a press demonstrator.
It was originally PDI’d by Bentley Motor Cars Press and Special Car Support unit at Crewe, it was then serviced by them at 1,178 miles on 07-09-06 and 7,508 miles on 12-06-07 before being sold on to its first of four private owners.
It is finished in unique Windsor Blue with diamond pattern hide interior and Bentley insignias and a special limited-edition plaque.
The car was previously owned by two chauffeur drive companies, the current keeper - who owns a classic car company - intended to keep this car for his personal use and had several European trips organised, however due to a change in his health and an upcoming major operation this is no longer possible, therefore he very reluctantly has decided it must be sold.
THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK
Originally Bentley owned
One of only 19 UK cars and 60 worldwide
Special car division PDI
Verified genuine mileage
11 stamps in service book stamped to 158k in 2022
Service invoices from renowned specialists
Over £2,500 recently spent
Two sets of keys
Long MOT until September 2023
Factory specification printout
Over £6,500 spent on major mechanical overhaul in 2019
Registration number not included, will be on original DK56 HYA plates as seen in press articles
Full, clear HPI report showing only registration changes
Box pleat Oatmeal leather
Windsor Blue secondary trim
Factory sat nav
Wool over mats
Flawlessly presented – the interior condition belies its mileage
Original tool kit beneath boot floor
Walnut picnic tables
Walnut fold-out rear table
Drinks chiller cabinet
Wood-insert steering wheel (special order)
Walnut inserts to all door cards
Special order Windsor Blue
Presents very well
19-inch twin-spoke alloys unique to the model
Diamond edition Union Jack badges
Unique mesh grille and lower air intake
Upright Bentley B to radiator (both part of the Diamond Edition)
Nearly new tyres
Minor bubble around number plate plinth and boot badge
Small rust bubble to bottom corner of boot aperture
Some very light corrosion inside rear arches which the seller will rectify before sale
Small scuff to NSF bumper
Small marks and chips commensurate with age but still presents beautifully
Appears sound underneath with surface corrosion to some components – never welded
6.75-litre twin turbo V8
Starts and runs perfectly
Super-smooth auto transmission
Recent full service with over £2,500 spent earlier this year
Drives absolutely brilliantly with no evident issues
Collectors are falling over themselves for the best of the Arnages – considered by many to be the last ‘true’ Bentley.
This one is even more appealing because it’s such a rare and desirable example – one of just 19 UK-specification Diamond Editions that has been well-loved throughout its life and is presented in very good condition, and also the original Bentley press demonstrator
An absolutely gorgeous car in every respect.
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2006 Bentley Arnage Diamond Edition
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