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2006 Bentley Arnage R (Mulliner)

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  • Mileage~29,000
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine6.75L
  • LocationBirmingham


2006 Bentley Arnage R (Mulliner)

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Glyn Parry
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Plush cabins, sublime ride quality, and a beast of a power-plant make these luxury saloons from Bentley such a pleasure to experience.

The Bentley Arnage was introduced in 1998 and produced until 2009. It was the first newly designed car for the marque since 1980. This is a facelifted R variant fully equipped with tonnes of optional extras fitted at the factory. The R features twin-turbochargers and a whopping 6.75L which produces ~450BHP. With a 0-60 time of 5.8 seconds and a top speed of ~168MPH, it's not short in the performance department. Quite a feat when you look at the size of the car and how the interior is trimmed.

This fine example is finished in the Bentley colour of "Diamond Black" and trimmed in Magnolia over Beluga. John is selling a couple of his classics with us, and this Bently is coming out of 6 years of ownership, with only a mere ~29,000 miles covered, and in the very attractive Mulliner spec.

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

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Meet the owner

Cherished and properly maintained, there's not too much to say about this car other than what a joy to both drive and be transported in.

John is a real petrol head and lucky enough to own a number of iconic cars. He is bringing a few special cars to auction with us, including this Arnage R, and it comes with a whole host of provenance across his and the previous owners' time with the car.

Take a look at the history and paperwork section to see all the previous work carried out on the car along with the longest list of factory fitted extras this car is equipped with. John is now 88 he mentions it's time for someone else to share the fun and experience he has had while owning this Bently Arnage R. He'll be happy to answer any of your questions in the comments below.

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Big, bold, and muscular, with sporty touches to elevate this luxury saloon.

Wheels and Tyres

This Arnage is fitted with optional upgrades of 19" split rim alloys with red wheel centre caps as an optional extra. The wheels look in great condition, we only noticed a very small curb mark to the front offside.

Finished with Pirelli P Zero's dated between 2015 to 2017, the tyres appear to have a good amount of tread left, in line with the limited use of the car. View the picture gallery to see further detail.


Just as you would expect from a Bently all the panel gaps look tight and correct when observing the car. When getting really close to the drivers door we noticed a very small dent near the keyhole.

From the factory, the car came optioned with a Jewel filler cap, quad exhaust tailpipes, revised rear bumper, and radiator shell - painted with stainless steel matrix-style grille.

We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.


Finished in a very attractive "Diamond Black" paint which looks excellent, an elegant and unique choice that pairs well with the Magonia over Beluga leather interior. Overall the paint is even in finish and colour across all the panels.

We did notice the odd stone chip to the front bumper. The images taken are from different angles and reflections to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. Please take the time to fully assess the condition.

Glass and Trim

The glass appears In line with the rest of the car for its age and mileage, all the panels look great without any cracks, chips, or marks to note. The car was ordered with a tinted windscreen, and security glass from the factory. During our visit, we did notice some minor condensation in the front offside light.

The trim looks great too. Please view the images and videos of the glass and trim to see in detail.


Lined with the premium leather and contrasting wood trim, just the type of delightful interior you'd expect in a Bentley.

Seats and Carpets

Luxurious diamond-quilted seats with emblems to squab tops are fitted within this Arnage R. The diamond quilting continues around the doors cards, and indented hide headlining is also fitted. The cabin of this Bently is a really lovely place to spend any time travelling. We noticed some very slight signs of wear to the driver bolsters in line with the age and mileage. The armrest in the front and rear also show the slightest signs of use, in line with the rest of the interior.

Deep pile carpets are fitted across the floors, take a look at the photos and videos for a closer look inside this Arnage R.


A burr walnut veneered dashboard greats you as you take a seat in the luxurious cruiser. A very clean and smart Bently dash and instrument cluster, all the numbers are clean, clear and legible.

The dashboard is free from cracks or tears, please view the images to see the dashboard in more detail.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Fitted with a Bently leather over wood steering wheel and chromed automatic gear selector. The steering wheel adds minimal effort required to manoeuvre this luxury saloon.


The 6.75L Twin turbo power-plant hauls this luxury cruiser to 60MPH in just 5.8s - astonishing.

Engine and Gearbox

Equipped with the mighty 6.75L twin-turbocharged V8. The car featured a tuned engine with an output of ~450BHP. John reports that the engine and gearbox are very smooth, as you would expect, and everything is working as it should.

This car was last serviced in May 2019, ~2,000 ago by Bentley specialists Balmoral UK. Take a look at the mechanical video to see the car starting from cold, driving around, and for a closer look underneath.

Suspension and Brakes

The Arnage R is fitted with large brake discs to cope with the extra weight of the 6.75L V8 and luxurious additional options fitted.

John reports a very smooth and steady ride in the Arnage R, he mentions the suspension and brakes are working exactly as you would expect and are always given the attention they deserve.

The Drive

Don't let the luxurious features deceive you, under the luxurious skin is a tuned and roaring twin-turbo'd 6.75L V8 attached to a ZF automatic box to handle and deliver the power to the road. Watch the video to see this car in action.

Electrics and Other

John reports all the electrics are working as you would expect.

From factory the car was fitted with; Alpine Radio/CD/MP3 player, Automatic low beam, CD changer, cruise control, DVD system in the rear compartment with screens in front headrests, fully electrical front seats with 4 memory functions, headlight washers, power windows, front and rear seat heaters, ultrasonic park distance control, voice control, and a Nokia 6230I Bluetooth telephone system.

History and Paperwork

Fully loaded from the factory, UK RHD, low mileage, Mulliner Spec, this super luxurious saloon is ready to transport passengers in first-class style and comfort.

This Arnage R comes with a comprehensively stamped service book, John has made sure the car has had what it needs over his ownership and use. Take a look below to see all the previous service work carried out and the provenance that comes with the car.

Please note that the private registration number will not be sold with the car, it will move back to an original date related plate.

John will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the car in the comments below.

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

We've summarised our own 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
07.04.2022 MOT 29,144
17.06.2021 MOT 28,610
11.03.2021 MOT 28,582
28.05.2019 MOT 27,157
22.05.2019 Service 27,134
30.03.2018 MOT 25,324
28.03.2018 Service 25,339
20.04.2017 Service 22,265
16.03.2017 MOT 22,226
15.04.2016 Service 18,103
06.04.2016 MOT 18,108
19.11.2014 MOT 18,011
05.09.2014 Service 17,943
16.11.2013 MOT 16,950
14.11.2012 MOT 16,343
14.09.2012 Service (MD) 16,020
01.09.2011 MOT 15,820
27.07.2011 Service 15,653
28.08.2010 MOT 14,872
02.02.2010 MOT 14,509
15.07.2009 MOT 11,168
03.07.2007 Service (MD) 7,336
16.06.2006 Service (MD) 2,415
Key Details
  • ModelArnage R (Mulliner)
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date01.03.2006
  • CC6,750
  • Mileage~29,000
  • HistoryGreat
  • ColourDiamond Black
  • Interior ColourMagnolia / Beluga
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SCBLC43F46CH11239
  • Engine #*106520*
  • MOTYes. Exp - 06.04.2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers4
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandPirelli
  • Tyre Age2015/17
  • Security SysYes
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~6 years
  • Key FeatureLow mileage luxury saloon with Mulliner upgrades