There’s actually no different automobile like a Bentley sedan from the Nineties. Bentleys from this time supply a stage of maximum luxurious and best-of-market match and end, mixed with efficiency that units them aside from each different luxurious producer.
I’ve owned two of those vehicles and beloved each single mile I coated in every. Arriving in this-era Bentley ensures a premium parking spot at any restaurant or resort resort irrespective of the place on this planet you occur to be. They exude the idea of British class, and the turbocharged fashions exude that class with a hammer.
The Choose of the Day is an end-of-run 1998 Bentley Brooklands, a very-low-mileage turbo sedan completed in Black lacquer paint over a Sandstone Connolly leather-based inside with Smooth Tan piping.
The Brooklands was initially designed because the entry-level Bentley mannequin when it was launched in 1992 as a alternative for the outgoing Mulsanne. Because the Brooklands developed, it was supplied with all of the added luxurious choices commonplace on the top-of-the-line Turbo R, and in 1997, it gained a turbocharger as nicely.
The turbo reworked the Brooklands from a higher-level competitor to the Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL sedan into one thing else completely. It turned a giant 5,200-pound efficiency automobile that was able to a 0-60 time of 8 seconds and a prime velocity in extra of 140 mph. Not unhealthy for a plus-size sedan that weights virtually twice as a lot as two Toyota Camrys.
This Bentley is described by the in Kentwood, Michigan, vendor promoting the sedan on ClassicCars.com as a 2-owner instance that has coated fewer than 20,000 miles, making all of it however a brand new automobile. Utterly authentic and with documented service historical past, it’s optioned with many Mulliner inside options together with walnut-burl door panels.
In 1998, this Bentley Brooklands price its authentic proprietor greater than $156,000, which is confirmed by its authentic gross sales bill, which is included together with all proprietor’s books and an entire software package.
The asking for this as-new Bentley is just $34,900, a mere fraction of the unique MSRP. Don’t you’re keen on depreciation?
So, you could be considering for that form of cash you can run out and purchase an authorized pre-owned Lexus LS, a luxurious automobile that may by no means break and require virtually no servicing whilst you personal it. Or you’ll be able to spend the identical cash and get this gorgeous masterpiece of a Bentley.
The selection is dependent upon whether or not you see your self because the form of one who drives a Lexus LS or one who arrives in a Bentley. For me, there actually isn’t any alternative.
To view this itemizing on ClassicCars.com, see Choose of the Day.