Pininfarina built the Azure’s shell and convertible top in Italy and shipped them to Crewe for assembly, and only 200 cars were produced for the 1997 model year. This example wears Peacock Blue paint that is shown up close in several photos below, and no accidents or other damage are indicated on the Carfax report. Factory alloy wheels wear like new tires and the car drives like a Dream!!!
Power comes from a Garrett-turbocharged 6.75L V8 mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Power output was rated at 385 horsepower at 4000 rpm and 553 lb-ft of torque at 2000 rpm when new.
The interior is trimmed in Magnolia leather with blue piping, burl walnut accents, and blue carpet. Seats are comfortable and in excellent condition, the interior recently underwent small various repairs to the turn of $1800 to make visually like new and is graced with wool overlay carpet mats. Various electrical glitches were repaired while the interior was out for the hydraulic work. A Sony Bluetooth head unit replaces the factory unit.
This 1997 Bentley Azure convertible was sold new in southern California and moved to Las Vegas in 2013 with its third owner. Finished in Peacock Blue over Magnolia leather and showed 32,000 miles upon its new stewardship of my client. Records are included for a subsequent $12k hydraulic top service as well as $19k of 2014 work on the braking, suspension hydraulics and the car was fully serviced upon taking delivery. In the 3 years my client has owned the vehicle he has meticulously maintained it and thoroughly enjoyed the vehicle driving up and down the coast of California, local wine tours and special outings.
My client is quite meticulous as you will see with the amount of repairs the vehicle was in need of that totaled over $23,000, he wanted the car to be virtually perfect as the day it rolled of the factory line with no expense was spared or overlooked. A New Factory Glass windshield purchased directly from Bentley of La Jolla for $3,100 was installed less than 9 months ago, Over $7,000 was invested into steering, braking and suspension, new lines and fuel system repair with a cost $3,000 etc etc. This car is dialed in perfectly set to operate and offer many many years of hassle-free enjoyment. Coupled with The 2017-8 overhaul of the mechanism to raise and lower the convertible top that was carried out by previous owner. Ensures that the top now operates as intended and will last much longer than with Correct factory parts, however that the top itself is original and shows little wear that commensurate with a 21 year old car. So many times you will find these cars neglected and these details not addressed prior to sale, this is in no way shape or form of the situation with this car, you are buying arguably one of the Best Azure Convertibles on the market, with a mere 34,000 miles this car will is one of the best I’ve had in longtime and comes from a great collector of the marque . We hope the next new owner appreciates and takes into consideration this level of service and care provided as you will be getting a fantastic automobile.