Bentley and Rolls-Royce are arguably the finest mass-production luxury car makes in the world. Both are British brands, albeit owned by German automotive giants these days. The company is 102 years old and going strong. Their Azure model was produced over two generations from 1995 until 2009, as a convertible grand tourer. Based on the Arnage, it was a Bentley for those who wanted an luxury open-top two-door tourer, opposed to the brand’s four-door luxury sedans. If stately British luxury in a drop-top body is your thing, here’s a nice 1996 Bentley Azure Convertible for consideration. Coming from Florida with just 24,337 miles on its wheels, it’s an ideal thing to cruise around in whilst turning heads and doing so in supreme style and comfort.
Bentley’s design cues are iconic, and to this day, their cars can be recognized as such. Quad headlamps and an imposing grille at the front, sculpted sides and forward-slanted rear are all hallmarks that this 1996 Bentley Azure Convertible proudly proclaims in its shiny maroon paintwork. Five-spoke alloys with the Bentley ‘B’ on the center caps are what it rolls on, and its convertible top is in maroon too. This is a long car, at 210 inches or 5.3 meters, and it’s wide as well, measuring at 74 inches or 1.88 meters. The interior features a cream and burgundy color combination with wood accents on the dash and door cards. The seats feature red piping, and the front seats are heated and powered with memory function. Just two dials, the speedo and tacho face the driver, the latter lazily redlined at 4,500rpm highlighting this car’s relaxed cruising ethos. All other gauges are clustered on the center console. This car also has bi-level climate control and an aftermarket Pioneer stereo with USB and CD functions.
This 1996 Bentley Azure Convertible is powered by the brand’s signature 6.75L turbocharged V8 engine that puts out 385hp at 4,000rpm and 553lb.ft of torque at a lazy 2,000rpm. The power is sent to the rear wheels via a General Motors 4L80-E four-speed automatic transmission. Despite the kerb weight of over two and a half tons (5,700lb), the Azure is able to do the zero to sixty dash in a sprightly six and a half seconds, and tops out at 150mph.
Car Location: Florida Maroon exterior Cream/Maroon interior Automatic transmission 6.8L V8 Turbo engine Red seat piping Wood trim dash and trim Maroon convertible top Electric power seats w/ memory Heated front seats
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