1997 Bentley Brooklands Trophy Edition
- Rebuilt Title
- 6.8L Turbocharged V8
- Automatic Transmission
- 33k Miles
- Black Over Tan and Black Interior
It's amazing to think that when new, the Brooklands, a gorgeous luxury car, was on the lower end of the Bentley line-up as far as pricing went. A price of $156k was quite a large chunk of change even in the late 90's. Still, they are cars that were hand built luxury machines which could actually perform if pushed. A large displacement V8 with a turbocharger gave this Bentley a little oomph, and the ability to put down approximately 446 lb/ft of torque at 2,000 rpms. Again at the time the car was built, that was quite a large amount of torque for a high-end luxury sedan. The trophy Edition cars were built in very limited numbers to commemorate Bentley's first participation at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy competition. Although we can't prove this, according to our research, there were only 28 Trophy Editions sold in North America.
The car you see here is a 1997 Bentley Brooklands Trophy Edition finished in Black over a tan and black trimmed interior. The car shows approximately 33,882 miles on the odometer and has a 6.75 Liter V8 under the hood.
The Brooklands rather simple, yet handsome, design is unmistakable. Black paint covers the body, while multiple pieces of chrome trim throughout the exterior add visual interest. Brooklands Trophy Edition vehicles can be identified from other Brooklands cars by the body painted grille vanes, and chrome 5 spoke alloy wheels.
As you would expect, the interior is very luxurious and trimmed with lots of wood and leather. Another indicator of a Trophy Edition car are the two tone seating surfaces, in this case tan seats with black seat inserts. Wood trim can be found everywhere you look; the dashboard, center console, door panels, and c-pillars. The vantage point from the driver's seat is extraordinary, and makes you feel as if you're about to embark on a profound journey. Lots of gauges are mounted across the wood trimmed dashboard, and metal pull tabs, and chrome vents add to the fancy aesthetic.
The rebuilt title, we are told, is a result of a low speed, front end collision in a workshop where the car was at the time. As you can imagine, Bentley parts were quite expensive, so getting the parts to repair the car properly ended up being quite a large amount of money. Because of that, the insurance company declared the car a total loss.
The phrase "pulling like a freight train" was given new meaning when the Brooklands was released with its very torquey V8 engine. Firm pressure on the accelerator pedal was sure to put passengers back in their seats, and grins on their faces as the Brooklands leapt into action. A 300 horsepower 6.75 Liter V8 with a good-sized Garrett turbocharger worked into the engine's intake/exhaust system takes up a large portion of the engine bay. The transmission is a 4-speed automatic.
This car is unmistakably Bentley from the exterior to the smooth torquey engine. Exclusivity doesn't have to come at a huge price in the case of this Brooklands Trophy Edition. One of 28 Trophy Edition cars for North America, it's highly unlikely that anyone in your area also has one in their stable. Please call if you are interested in the vehicle or send us an email if you have specific questions.