Bentley Brooklands

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chris116

842 posts

124 months

Monday 2nd May 2016
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Fabulous car, always liked the look of these.

dkatwa

535 posts

201 months

Tuesday 3rd May 2016
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I just hoovered out the VW Polo and the little bits of grit and pine needles are almost impossible to get out unless I use tweezers....

Looking at the lush carpets, I keep asking myself how do you keep them clean?


LWG95

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61 posts

52 months

Tuesday 3rd May 2016
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Not that I am pernickety or have any fetishes you understand, but I do insist that passengers are naked and definitely no shoes allowed -smile

chilistrucker

4,538 posts

107 months

Tuesday 3rd May 2016
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I was at P&A Wood last year to pick a car up for someone. Whilst there they said I could have a good nose round whilst waiting and they had one there, a sort of British Racing Green colour, (sorry don't know the specific name) and I really fell in love with it, its just one of those cars.

LWG95

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61 posts

52 months

Tuesday 3rd May 2016
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Yes, I,'ve seen that one, in superb condition. There are two or three out there, not many were made in RHD.These second generation Brooklands will be future classics I think.

chilistrucker

4,538 posts

107 months

Tuesday 3rd May 2016
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I agree, there were some fantastic cars there that day but that 1 really caught my eye. I had no idea they were so rare.

GPH

277 posts

73 months

Saturday 28th May 2016
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what an absolutely stunning example of British craftsmanship and you have great taste in buying this rare colour combination. My favourite ever Arnage is the Final Series they did in a similar but darker black velvet with the aubergine top roll leather and cream seats that they displayed at motor shows but I've never seen a RHD one for sale. This just topped that as my new favourite Bentley. And there are 3? so maybe one day.... as I'm still 40 something I have time to plan;)Enjoy your fabulous car.

WelshBentleyBoy

325 posts

155 months

Saturday 28th May 2016
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I have 2002 Arnage T in Black Velvet with Cinder upholstery and Redwood trim. If I had been lucky enough to purchase it new I would never have chosen this combination but in the metal and particularly in sunlight it is breathtaking

WelshBentleyBoy

325 posts

155 months

Saturday 28th May 2016
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Interior Pic

Wacky Racer

33,198 posts

203 months

Saturday 28th May 2016
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Beautiful car, nice colour, lovely interior. Hope you enjoy it.

LWG95

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61 posts

52 months

Sunday 19th June 2016
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Took part in the Bentley Drivers Club Concours yesterday and entered the Brooklands.
Never entered one before, the class I was in had 21 competitors.
Surprised to learn that my car was awarded 2 rosettes, Highly Commended (2nd place) and Commended (joint 3rd place).

SRT Hellcat

6,367 posts

173 months

Sunday 19th June 2016
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Congratulations LWG

vanquish spirit

232 posts

155 months

Sunday 19th March 2017
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would love to have a chat about the Brooklands if you get this . I can be e mailed on the link I think. I have had a few Bentleys but been wondering about a Brooklands and would welcome some feedback. Beautiful example. I recall seeing it for sale, Leicester I think from memory?

LWG95

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61 posts

52 months

Sunday 19th March 2017
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No Probs, but how do I send you a private message with contact details ? Apologies, but not good on this technology...

RichardAVogel

10 posts

58 months

Monday 20th March 2017
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I would be pleased to discuss my Brooklands. Fabulous car. What would you like to know?

RichardAVogel

10 posts

58 months

Monday 20th March 2017
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Pic of interior. The steering wheel has been re-veneered by Rau. Bentley leather-wood wheels in 2009 were all straight grain oak (I think).

LWG95

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61 posts

52 months

Monday 20th March 2017
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Vanquish Spirit - Yes, it was in Leicester. I'm happy to discuss, but how do I get in touch with you ?

vanquish spirit

232 posts

155 months

Monday 20th March 2017
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rather than leave my e mail on here. you should be able to send me an e mail by clicking on the link on my name I think? thanks a lot.

Edited by vanquish spirit on Tuesday 21st March 08:09

ataryam

2 posts

8 months

Tuesday 3rd December 2019
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RichardAVogel said:
I would be pleased to discuss my Brooklands. Fabulous car. What would you like to know?
hi there.

looking to buy one of those. found a 2009 black/linen thats in pretty good shape. Just wondering if this car will trouble me immediately. I currently own a 2006 flying spur and with only 22,000km on it it has pretty much been good to me with regards to upkeep. I did eventually have to change the suspensions (used aftermarket Audi ones and been solid for 2 years now) and I still have issues with AC compressor. But thats pretty much it. I really like the brooklands and its currently in my budget but I do fear the maintenance on this car. How has it treated you?

RichardAVogel

10 posts

58 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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My Brooklands Coupe now has 9,984 miles. Mostly trouble free. Annual oil change and tuneup. Some small niggles and a failed radio antenna that cost $1,800. Probably $39 on a Toyota....

I am told that the 10 year maintenance is 7-10k. Every bit of fluid is drained. Every bolt tightened. Takes about a week.

Use this test to see if this car is for you: Look and feel the leather. You can not duplicate that in any new car today, including the Mulsanne. Current tanning can not produce the softness. Still smells great! The headliner has full rolls from front to back - either they don't grow cows as big as they used to, or the manufacturers are getting more usable leather by cutting smaller pieces, avoiding defects. If you appreciate the headliner this car is for you. If you never loook up, don't buy the car.

Still love my Coupe!