1994 Bentley Brooklands
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Bentley is a marque associated with the utmost level of luxury, even if the archetypal Bentley was a fire-breathing, smoke-belching beast that left its well-heeled drivers' leather helmets and goggles covered in the debris of combustion and defeated rivals in its wake. Races were won. Hills were conquered. Even decades after the marque's takeover by former rival Rolls-Royce, the performance heritage of Bentley remained unquestioned.
It makes sense that the Bentley Brooklands' very name conjures up racing and endurance record heritage, referring to the first-purpose built motor racing course that didn't begin life as a horse race track.
The sibling of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit/Spur II, the Brooklands succeeded the Eight and the Mulsanne, whose moniker also refers to a straight on a racing circuit, though in France.
The Brooklands and all Bentleys carry on with racing tradition. Though the original Bentley Boys may have quite fancied danger along with a face full of exhausted long chain hydrocarbons, Bentley automobiles evolved with demands of absolute top appointments.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Imported from Singapore, this car was first registered in New Zealand in April 2003. Bruce Mcilroy had a lot of work done on it when it was imported here. It is in beautiful order and everything in it works as it should.
- This Brooklands, is certainly unique being originally destined for Singapore. It had many of the options ticked at the time, with some interesting non-standard features in the interior. Singapore is a market whereby the majority of cars are built to a customer order. Today Bentley has the Mulliner division which allows for lots of customisation on top of standard options like coach lines/special trimming etc...and this may have been the case then.
- This Bentley is a hand-built car. Many hands and many more hours were required to build it, in much the same way that proper British automobiles were built from the outset. The classic lines and meticulous build, puts the car solidly into the executive class, yet the performance of the sporting automobile is there.
- There is no equal to a Bentley – except, perhaps, its stablemate Rolls Royce.
- For those not in the know, the Brooklands is known as one of the last of the greats from when Bentley were producing very small volume in Crewe. Today, Bentley builds almost 10 times the amount of vehicles on the same site, but use partners within VW group to facilitate these numbers by streamlining some of the production. This means that the only body structure that is built in Crewe today is for the Mulsanne, all others start their life in VW group plants where they are manufactured to our specifications. The underpinnings of the Mulsanne are not too dissimilar from the Brooklands, the same 6.75 litre heart is used (albeit modernised) and interiors still use around 15 bull hides and lashings of oak to give the unique finish of a Bentley.
- Beautiful straight body with very nice factory paintwork.
- Mechanically sound and interior is stunning.
This is a car to be proud of. Its magic to drive.
True that compared to today's cars, it doesn't feel like a sports car but for its day, it is quite sporting and performance oriented. When you put your foot into it, even halfway down on the accelerator, the car really moves out, and it's extremely smooth. The power line is smooth. The transmission is butter smooth. It's the seating position in the Bentley that makes it so different. From the outside it looks like a traditional car, but when you sit in it you sit high. You have a real commanding view of the road, and there's just nothing like it.
It's a nice piece of history and this is a car riding on its history.
Car will be sold WOF'd and registered if sold in New Zealand.
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