Bentley Azure Turbo

In March 1995 at the Geneva Motor Show, Rolls-Royce Motors unveiled its convertible version of the Continental R, the Bentley Azure. Now considered a modern classic, the Pininfarina-designed Azure is acknowledged by Rolls-Royce and Bentley enthusiasts to be one of the most desirable cars ever built. A contemporary automotive icon, its aggressive stance evokes the magnificent Bentley cars that won the 24 hours of Le Mans five times in the 1920s.

The two-door open tourer seats four adults in sumptuous comfort, thanks in part to its brilliant computer-controlled automatic ride control. Whether enjoying a leisurely top-down Sunday drive or covering great distances at speed and experiencing the thrill of putting the car through its paces, the well-mannered Azure is the definitive driver’s car.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.

400 hp, 6,750 cu. in. turbo-charged OHV V-8 engine, Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, four-speed automatic overdrive transmission, computer-controlled, independent front suspension with coil springs and wishbones, independent rear suspension with semi-trailing arms and coil springs, hydraulic front and rear disc brakes. Wheelbase: 120.5"

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Dennis Lee Gerber

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