West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely stunning and exceptional example of this 2002 Bentley Arnage T 6.75L Twin Turbocharged V8 Sedan and a superb hand built Crewe Bentley with an original window sticker of over $228K but with this particular car being fully loaded with factory options resulting in a much higher final window sticker price!
This particular Arnage T was the ultimate performance Bentley saloon of its time with 060 mph in 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph and this particular model is fully factory customized with a turned aluminum dashboard including the rear compartment picnic tables, Black quilted leather seats with embroidered inserts and dark burr walnut with chrome finished instruments, as a delicate reminiscence of the heyday of the British Racing Green Bentley's. The hides are Black with diamond pleated inserts with matching door panels and carpeting and the entire interior is in exemplary condition throughout. There are TV's stitched into in each of the headrests and the car has a factory sunroof and it's original two Bentley umbrellas and it's original factory flip phone in the center console along with a CD changer and DVD controls.
The car's original factory 'Silver Tempest' color paint in in exceptional condition throughout with virtually no noticeable imperfections. The car has four '21" chrome custom Bentley wheels.
Original factory options also include:
6.8L V-8 Engine 4-spd auto w/OD Transmission Rear-wheel drive type ABS and driveline Traction control Front air conditioning, dual zone automatic Rear air conditioning, with separate controls Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Radio Keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry Heated mirrors Leather seat trim Driver and passenger lumbar support Navigation system Parking assist
This particular pristine Arnage T is extraordinarily handsome in its original factory 'Silver Tempest' color with a beautiful 'Black' premium leather interior with diamond quilted inserts. This is a well documented car since new, always primarily serviced since 2002 at the renown 'British Motor Cars Distributors', The Bentley, Lamborghini & Pagani dealership of San Francisco, CA until 2013 and then at 'Los Gatos Luxury Cars' the Bentley dealership of Los Gatos, CA; with all recent service records available. The car has had only 3 California owners since new and has obviously always been garaged with no signs of any accidents or damage history and a clean CARFAX report. It was obviously owned by only very careful and meticulous drivers since new - never abused!
Launched at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Arnage T featured a twin-turbocharged engine, tuned to produce 459 hp and 645 foot-pounds of torque, good for 060 mph in 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph. It was the most powerful road-going Bentley ever produced at the time. The Arnage is named after a famous racing corner at Le Mans, the circuit of legendary Bentley fame, thanks to 5 victories in the famous 24-hour race, including a string of four straight. Never mind that the last of these victories occurred in 1930; the mystique endures! The T stands for twin-turbocharged - a pair of Garrett T3 blowers replacing the bigger T4 singleton previously employed. The new force-feeding arrangement, plus a nearly total overhaul of the aluminum V-8 engine, conspire to make this big sedan the fastest four-door car Bentley had ever made. Thanks to the self-imposed 155-mph top-speed limiters on most high-end Euro sedans, it was also the fastest four-door sedan in the world (168 mph), the first Bentley designed entirely on a computer, and the first Bentley engine built essentially with VW's toolbox. Rated at 500 horsepower and 646 pound-feet of torque, the pushrod Bentley V-8 makes a lot of highly respected DOHC four-valve engines look a little tame. Bentley has been turbocharging its 6.8-liter pushrod V-8 engines since 1982, but this is a thoroughly revamped 6.8, and it packs a thoroughly modern big-league punch.
It turns out that the Bentley Arnage (built between the years 1998-2009 before being replaced by the new Bentley Mulsanne) brings you two particular things so characteristic of England. First, it's exclusive and second, stubborn British craftsmen with incredible pride build the Arnage by hand in the legendary Crewe plant, and this gives the car something approaching a soul and it's twin turbos in this later 2007 model help deliver 500 horsepower at 4,100 rpm, but the crucial ingredient is torque, a staggering 646 pound-feet at just 1,800 rpm. Perhaps it seems unseemly to speak in terms of crude measurements of performance like acceleration to 60 mph, yet we'll tell you the Arnage completes the task in 5.6 seconds and will whistle all the way to 168 mph, extraordinary performance for a vehicle of this size and weight.
The uniquely designed ultimate incarnation of the Arnage was the named the Arnage T and referred to by enthusiasts as the 'Arnage Black Label', built by Bentley to be the ultimate sporting sedan and quite simply fastest production sedan in the world. It was built between the years 2002-2009, with only 2,100 cars built in total. It is noteworthy that in 2007 only 211 cars were built with only 130 being LHD models.
You will surely look long and hard to find a finer example of this Crewe hand built 2002 Bentley Arnage T with a low 54K original miles which was always dealer maintained since new! For those who are unfamiliar, Rolls Royce and Bentley no longer exist as they had for over one hundred years - this is one of the last in the original line of cars hand built in the legendary Rolls Royce/Bentley factory in Crewe, England with a quality and craftsmanship that far surpasses that of today's mass produced models with many BMW parts - this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of automobile history, from a time when Rolls Royce and Bentley were truly building the world's finest motor cars.