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1999 Bentley Arnage

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  • Mileage~48,693
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine4.4L
  • LocationSouthport


1999 Bentley Arnage

Now available for sale


Paul Wright
Professional Consigner

The Arnage has the excellent 4.4L twin turbo offering outstanding performance and an acceptable return on your MPG for this class of car.

The Bentley Arnage was introduced in 1998 and produced until 2009. It was the first newly designed car for the marque since 1980. Luxury and style are what you get when you step inside the Bentley. Fire it up, and this particular model has the 4.4-litre V8 twin turbo engine from BMW. The twin-turbochargers give the Bentley an impressive 349BHP and 420lb-ft of torque to propel the luxurious saloon from 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds, which is very acceptable considering it's a vehicle weighing in at 2320kg.

This lovely ~48,963 mile example has been with the previous keeper for over 13 years before being sold due to lack of use to the current vendor. Coming to market from ~1 year ownership, it's had some routine maintenance and detailing of the stunning cream leather interior to give the Arnage a fresh feel suitable, for any gentleman looking for a spot of high-end luxury.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Paul after meeting Phil the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I’ve admired this Bentley for many years what with it being local to me. When it wasn’t used for some time, I made the call to ask if I could buy the car, and he said yes!

Phil has a passion for cars, and when he spotted the Bentley, which is local to him and had not moved for a few months, it was worth a call. With a deal struck, Phil wasted no time getting the car collected and sent off for an inspection. There were several things to action before Phil started to use the car; a full service, new tyres, replacement brake lines and a deep interior clean and recondition.

As you can now see, the Bentley presents really well, and with only ~48,963 miles on the clock, it is pretty much just run in. Please feel free to ask Phil any questions in the comments below.

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The Bentley Arnage has a huge presence out on the road - elegant and luxurious with strong solid looks.

Wheels and Tyres

The original wheels are in good order, with just some minor signs of corrosion to the back edges on some of the spokes. £1,200 worth of Avon Turbospeed tyres have been fitted and have covered just a few hundred miles.

Please see the image gallery to take a closer look at the wheels.


Looking around the Arnage, as you would expect with any Bentley, the panel gaps are nice and tight with no areas for concern. There are no dings to point out other than a very slight indent on the roof, which is very slight and has to be caught in the right light to see.

Quite a rare option at the time is the tilt/slide sunroof which is working as it should. Please take the time to look through the hi-resolution images we have taken for a more detailed look at the exterior.


Finished in the wonderful "Beluga Black", the Bentley is in good order. There are some swirl marks which are inevitable with a black car of this age. The only place we could see which has had any paintwork is on the left corner of the bonnet, which is only a small amount and again only really visible if looking in the right light. Stone chips are few and far between, in keeping with the mileage of the Bentley.

The images taken are from various angles and reflections to show off this wonderful 1999 Bentley Arnage at its absolute best, as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The windows on the Bentley all look to be in good order with any marks in keeping with the age and mileage. All the window rubbers are in excellent condition, along with the chrome surrounds.

Looking at the chrome work around the bumpers, light surrounds, and windows, there are no signs of obvious tarnishing. Likewise, the lights appear to be in good condition, with no cracks on the front or rear lenses.

Please see our detailed gallery showing the whole exterior.


Cream leather throughout, and it smells like the interior was trimmed just yesterday!

Seats and Carpets

Phil has had the interior of the Bentley professionally deep cleaned, where they have fully removed the interior to achieve the best result possible. That result is stunning! The seats have had some light re-connolising on certain sections, which have been unstitched and then put back together as if it was new leather. The door cards are also in good order, with no apparent scuffs to mention.

The carpets are in excellent condition, complete with the wool floor mats in place. There is also another set of factory mats which are in excellent condition. Inside, the boot is nice and clean and lifting the carpet shows the complete tool kit, with the spare wheel located under this.

Please see the interior gallery section for more detailed images.


The contemporary dash layout of the Arnage is a classic, timeless design. It features a wooden fascia that is in good order with no cracks to be seen. There is what appears to be some light delimitation on the outer top edge of some of the wooden fascia, and some new door cappings would be a nice finish as the existing items have started to split a little on the finish.

The instruments have a clean cream finish to the faces and a red needle and are reported to be working as they should. Please see the interior gallery for more hi-resolution images.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel is excellent thanks to the deep clean. There are no signs of any excessive wear to it, and the buttons are in good order and working as they should.

The automatic gear knob is in good condition and features an S button on the top - press this to enter sport mode. Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.


The BMW 4.4 litre twin turbo engine is a nice sized unit for the Bentley - offering excellent performance and economy.

Engine and Gearbox

The car has received a full service when Phil purchased it a year ago, to ensure everything is as it should be and to continue the service history.

The car starts up from cold with the flick of the key and comes to a smooth, quiet idle. It pulls well through the gears, and the change is smooth as you would expect from this luxury car manufacturer. There were no untoward noises to be heard coming from either the engine or transmission.

Suspension and Brakes

Phil has replaced the rear spheres after the initial inspection of the Arnage. With those done, the suspension is smooth with an excellent ride. At the same time as the suspension work, new brake lines have been fitted to replace some that were showing slight corrosion.

The brakes have a positive feel and bring the 2320KG Bentley to a halt with ease with no juddering through the pedal.

The Drive

You certainly feel like a gentleman out in the Bentley, and it gives you a feeling of stature sitting in the leather-clad interior, wafting along in the luxurious Arnage. The ride itself is smooth, and you could easily drive this car for miles and get out as fresh as a daisy.

Electrics and Other

Inside, everything is reported to be working as it should. The Alpine head-unit has a remote control, and there is a CD multi changer mounted in the centre armrest. The trim which drops down over the head-unit does have a couple of cracks in the lacquered finish. The switch gear looks in good order with a minimal amount of wear.

History and Paperwork

Coming to market with a modest ~48,500 miles recorded, this early Arnage with its BMW 4.4L twin-turbo V8 makes for a different proposition to the 6.75L gas guzzlers.

Unfortunately, the service book has been misplaced at some point by the previous keeper. There are some invoices showing parts purchased and work carried out in the past few years.

Phil has recently put the Bentley through an MOT test that is valid until the 10th March 2023. So with the Bentley Arnage now ready for the road, it is time for you to step into the world of luxury cars at a fraction of the cost when new, and indulge yourself with this high level of quality.

We’ve done all include seller checks, including photo ID, V5 and also actioned an HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
11.03.2022 MOT 48,513
30.11.2021 MOT 48,498
21.10.2020 MOT 48,336
01.11.2019 Service 48,176
23.05.2019 MOT 47,807
10.05.2018 MOT 44,997
25.04.2017 MOT 42,643
29.02.2016 MOT 41,144
12.02.2015 MOT 39,725
06.12.2013 MOT 38,551
30.03.2012 MOT 31.299
09.03.2011 MOT 28,472
02.10.2009 MOT 21,911
09.09.2008 MOT 20,800
14.09.2007 MOT 19,595
05.09.2006 MOT 17,100
03.09.2005 MOT 14,965
02.09.2004 MOT 12,940
11.09.2003 MOT 9,392
24.09.2002 MOT 5,270
Key Details
  • ModelArnage
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date25.05.1999
  • CC4,398
  • Mileage~48,693
  • ColourBeluga Black
  • Interior ColourCream
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SCBLB51EXXCH02288
  • Engine #50021806
  • MOTExp 10.03.2023
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers5
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~1 year
  • Key FeatureLow mileage

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Has the car got a spare wheel and a jack ?


Has the car got a spare wheel and a jack ?


Hi. What’s the reserve on car. Thank you Niall


I would like to carry out a DVLA MOT history check. May I have the registration number.


Hello having admired the car for sometime why are you now selling?

Market View

Buyers have a lot of choice in the market right now, however, this car stands out in a sea of used and abused examples.

We’re sure you have a good idea of the value of this vehicle by studying our thorough listing, however, you may be interested to see a selection of recent sales of the same and / or similar models.

We think this car is similar to these examples, but we’ll leave it up to you to judge its history / condition and where it stacks up against them.

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