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1996 Silver Spur
||POVoutfitters||8||06-13-2019 12:16 PM|
1997 Bentley Brooklands LWB (R) Black Label LHD
1997 Bentley Brooklands LWB (R) Black Label LHD
This is a nice replacement for the 1993 Bentley Brooklands LWB Green Label I lost back in 2002.
Although there were many made with more power, more luxury, and more options. This 1997 Bentley Brooklands LWB (R) Black Label is an outstanding example of the breed – and it is the first and the last of its kind. This particular car was hand manufactured by Rolls-Royce at their Bentley factory in Crewe Cheshire England optioned at the factory in April 1997 with all the 1998 enhancements (some may consider it a 1998 model year). It has the spirited driving package, Garrett M24 Turbocharger, Zytek EMS3 fuel injection, computers, and most of the options found in the 1998 and 1999 models – making it the first of its kind. In addition, this car is the very last left-hand drive (LHD) version of this car ever made. Out of the total 56 LWB (Long Wheel Base) units made that year, 18 were LHD and this one is number 18. Only two more were made that year, and they were right hand drive (SCBZF20C9VCH60080 and SCBZF20C3VCH60303). Then, before the next production run, the company was sold to Volkswagen (VW) – making it the last of its kind.
The car is steeped in tradition with British Racing Green (BRG, Paint No. 9531113 RACING GREEN) exterior with hand painted thin over thick fine lines with parchment (magnolia) fine lines (pin striping) down the length of the body.
The leather interior of this car is tailored with the beautiful double stitched parchment (magnolia, A3672) Connolly leather upholstery trimmed with spruce (dark green A4212) Connolly leather piping and detail. Door panels have fluted hide. Seats are upholstered in fluted hides. The top roll (dashboard) is covered in spruce (dark green A4212) hide.
The floor is covered with luxurious Wilton wool carpets in conifer (dark green, 29) with parchment (magnolia) Connolly leather piping. The floor over-mats are conifer (dark green, 29) with parchment (magnolia) Connolly leather piping. The floor overlays are covered with Rolls-Royce aftermarket genuine sheepskin in black. The headliner is a parchment (magnolia) wool felt material.
The engine is known as the L series. It is an 8-cylinder 90-degree V-configuration; aluminum-silicon alloy cylinder block with cast iron wet cylinder liners. Two valves per cylinder, overhead in-line with pushrods, rockers & hydraulic tappets, five bearing forged steel crankshaft with six counterbalance weights. The camshaft located centrally in block Vee and is helical gear driven. The pistons are aluminum alloy. This engine is designated as an L410MT (the L410MT/S is the sport version with the high-pressure turbo). The “L” stands for longitudinal (as opposed to transverse) mounting of the engine. The "410" refers to its bore size of 4.10 in (104.14 mm). Starting in 1971 the stroke of the V8 engine was increased from 3.6 to 3.9 in (91.44 to 99.06 mm), thereby increasing the engine capacity to 6,750 cc (412 cu in). The "hard" parts of the engine are literally indestructible, and the ancillary equipment nearly the same. Among those in the know, these engines will easily see 250K+ before requiring any major freshening work, and that is usually limited to a top end overhaul (namely valve guides and seals). Things such as water pumps and radiators are of the heavy-duty variety and last a long time, but also work hard in keeping that mass of an engine cool in extreme temperatures.
The turbo is a Garrett M24 (Bentley UE74970), known as a light pressure turbocharger (LPT). It is rated to deliver enough air volume for applications in the 200 to 300HP range. The fuel is delivered with a Zytek EMS3 system is a pulsed sequential fuel injection system comprising eight solenoid operated fuel injectors. It is based on a 32-bit chip and features On-board Diagnostic 2 (OBD-II), traction control, and integrated knock and boost control.
The transmission is a General Motors 4L80-E (RPO MT1) is rated to handle engines with up to 440 ft·lbf (597 N·m) of torque and is rated to max GVWR of 18,000. The “4” indicates it is 4 speed. The “L” indicates it is longitudinal (typical rear wheel drive). The “80” indicates it is designed for 8,000 lbs vehicle weights. The “E” indicates it is electronically shifted. The RPO indicates it is a Regular Production Option which is a General Motors standard coding for vehicle configuration options. The “MT1” indicates it has been domestically manufactured in GM's Ypsilanti and Willow Run plants. The 4L80-E uses 2 shift solenoids, initially called Shift Solenoid A & Shift Solenoid B, later changed to comply with OBD II (On Board Diagnostics revision 2) regulations to 1-2 Shift Solenoid & 2-3 Shift solenoid. By activating and deactivating the solenoids in a predetermined pattern by the PCM, 4 distinct gear ratios can be achieved. The 4L80 and 4L85 were built at Willow Run Transmission in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The GM4L80-E (RPO MT1) is rated to handle engines with up to 440 ft·lbf (597 N·m) of torque and is rated to max GVWR of 18,000. The transmission has a lock-up feature in top gear (overdrive), for better fuel efficiency at higher speeds.
This car has the optional Brooklands Chrome Plated Road Wheel made by Speedline 7 ½ Jx16 CH, Offset 41, Speedline SL 557, RRM Bentley UR71697 chrome alloy wheels. Chrome with 5 major spokes, 15 minor spokes (3 in each gap) and large Bentley hubcap.
The long wheelbase provides 4 inches (100 mm) of extra legroom for the rear passengers over the standard Rolls Royce and Bentley, it is often called a European limo. It’s not your average car weighing in at nearly 3.3 US tons (6,540 lbs.), nearly 18 feet long (213 inches), and has a turning radius over 40 feet (43.96 feet). It is not inexpensive to buy with a 1997 sticker price of $169,900.00 (With an average annual inflation of 2.11% it is $269,132.96 in today’s dollars). Nor is it an economy car getting somewhere around 12 miles per gallon.
|BenTwombly||7||06-09-2019 12:00 PM|
Humpty - 1992 Silver Spirit ll
Pictures of our lovely Royal Blue Silver Spirit from 1992 - the name speaks for itself...
|Marmight||6||04-08-2019 01:44 PM|
My 84 Spirit
|KevinDeasy||1||04-06-2019 02:05 AM|
2004 Continental GT
2004 6.0 W12 Twin Turbo
72,000 miles - Owned by me for the last 9 years
Full Nautic Blue Interior
Piano Black Wood
Replaced the original 19" wheels as they were originally chrome, a previous owner had them de-chromed. Whatever process was used they would only last a year between refurbs, severe bubling would start under the powder coating. Replaced with a second hand set of 21" Mulliners for a bargain price from ebay.
Other than that the car is completely original.
|Shadow_scott||3||03-02-2019 12:20 AM|
1971 Silver Shadow
Willow Gold (Originally Regal Red, changed in 1984)
Black Leather Interior
|Shadow_scott||3||03-01-2019 11:56 PM|
My first Rolls
1987 Silver Spirit EFI
Oyster with cream interior
|Rolls||1||01-02-2019 08:56 AM|
Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd
||ramsewakseo||3||01-02-2019 04:30 AM|
old and new
||lucan060699||6||11-21-2018 06:11 PM|
My first Rolls Royce.
|jaenglish||9||09-19-2018 10:27 AM|
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