Trending: Bentley Azure – the ultimate Convertible?
Nothing quite gets in your neighbours faces and says, ‘Hey, I won,’ like a Bentley Azure. First-series cars – 1995-2003 – were a joint venture between Bentley and Pininfarina, which assembled the bodies and created the superb hoods. But it’s not just a pretty face – this is basically a drop-top version of the Continental R, so lurking under the bonnet is 385bhp of turbocharged 6750cc V8. So it does 150mph and gets to 60mph in just over six seconds. That’s proper butt-kicking muscle car performance, from a deliciously incongruous stylish full four-seater.
The market recently woke up to all this so prices are rising. It’s now almost impossible to find one for less than £50k, and more like £70-75k for a really good one. But there are exceptions. Historics just sold this one-owner 12,000-mile car for £70k. It’ll probably turn up in a showroom soon with £89,950 on the screen.
Just choose your attire with care, unless you actually want to look like a timewarp 1990s rap artist.