Ahh, the 90s – Nickelodeon, Seinfeld, Nintendo 64, and the golden age of hip-hop. If you were a fan of the latter (which I hope you were), you would recognise this 1995 Bentley Azure Mark I bouncing along in the hottest music videos of the time. See below, Jay Z in his prime.
Well, now you can relive all the glory of the 90s, thanks to an auction held by Lloyds. This auction is a result of the tragic shut down of the Gosford Classic Car Museum – a national icon and the largest private car collection in the Southern Hemisphere. But in all bad there is good, and vice versa. This 1995 Bentley Azure Mark I is a prime example of the good.
There’s a reason rappers love this car: Bentley is the undeniable king of luxury driving. To drive a Bentley is to drive the embodiment of vehicular opulence. This particular edition is fitted with a solid 6.8-litre V8 engine – plenty of honest oomph that won’t take away from the notorious smoothness of the Bentley Azure. This smoothness is ensured thanks to the sports-tuned suspension, guaranteeing top-notch stability and maneuverability.
No Bentley would be complete without a stunning leather interior. The innards of the 1995 Bentley Azure Mark I are no exception, with Conolly Magnolia ivory leather offering a supreme comfort experience, while the perfectly polished veneers reinforce an air of aristocracy. The deep, British Racing Green is unmistakably very 90s and very Bentley. The hand-crafted expertise that has been applied to this car make it a true beauty to behold.
And if you’re concerned about the 90s-era technology, then you’ll be pleased to know that Bentley was ahead of its time during the release. The Bentley Azure comes with heated seats, power locks, power windows, power tilt wheel, a power top, auto climate control, cruise control, AM/FM/CD stereo, mesh grille with chrome surround and polished chrome wheels. Its all your 90s dreams come true.
The car also comes complete with all previous history of service as well as log books, guaranteeing the 1995 Bentley Azure Mark I has maintained its winning function. This spectacular rarity can still hit top speeds of up to 241 km/h and can do 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. Not bad for a beautiful antique vehicle.
The1995 Bentley Azure Mark I is currently up for auction on Lloyds with a current bid of $94,000 AUD. There’s still about 30 days (from the date of this publication) until all bids are finalised, so gather those 90s savings and get in quick.
See last week’s Up For Auction: 1978 Porsche 911 Turbo.
Car images courtesy of Lloyds.