Body type: Drophead Coupe, LHD
Body Color: Blue
Upholstery: Gray Leather
- Named after the southern coast of Cote d’Azur, France.
- Top notch Connolly Hide upholstery.
- Low mileage, an authorized dealer car.
Bentley Azure is the ultimate model among the young timer classic Bentley cars.
Unveiled in 1995, Azure was called the most luxurious car in the world. It was a successor of Rolls-Royce Cornich/ Bentley Continental model which had been produced from the 1960s. Azure named after Cote d’Azure, as Corniche was also a southern resort.
Under the roof, the elegant body is identical with the contemporary Continental R. But all the work to have the soft top system to cover the four seats along with body reinforcement were consigned to the specialist of this kind of construction, Carrozzeria Pininfarina which had a long relationship with Rolls-Royce/Bentley Motors.
The power unit is the same as Continental’s V8 OHV 6,747cc coupled with Garrett AiRresearch TO4B turbo. The max power was not officially released as in the Rolls-Royce Motors tradition, but of course more than enough to kick this heavy 2.6 ton car.
The transmission is GM700 four-speed automatic first adopted with Continental R. The AT selector set in the center console gives the sporty impression.
The woodworks with natural walnut, usage of Connolly Hyde for the last time for Rolls-Royce /Bentley cars and Wilton carpet make a luxury room yet simple as a sports car should be.
This Azure is a 1997 model, an early type which has less decoration and simpler interior. There are many who prefer it to the late model for its sleek and clean elegance.
25,000 km low mileage after 20 years since new. Truly in wonderful condition throughout.