1994 Bentley Brooklands

Hot Car of the Week: 1994 Bentley Brooklands

Featuring a special and cool vehicle from within the Sooke community every week.

Last week’s Hot Car of the Week section in the Sooke News Mirror launched off with a rodded-up Buick Regal from hell, but this time, we’re going for something a little more sensible: a 1994 Bentley Brooklands belonging to one lucky lady here in Sooke.

Entirely hand-built in Crewe, England, the Brooklands was one of the world’s most exclusive luxury sedans – lined with the finest leather, genuine oak, glass and smooth-brushed metals that money can buy, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single piece of interior trim that isn’t fit for royalty.

Beneath that long beige hood is a Rolls-Royce-derived 6.75-litre V8 – but that doesn’t matter, because unlike a Ferrari, or a hot-blooded sports car that begs to show off its ferocity, the Brooklands doesn’t need to impress anyone – because it is the very embodiment of automotive class, of pomp and circumstance. Frankly, in a Brooklands, you’ve arrived before you’ve even set off.

For those wondering, the Brooklands was named after the legendary Brooklands race circuit in Surrey, United Kingdom, where the nation’s wealthiest would congregate and test out their speed machines back in the day.

These prestige cars once commanded a price tag of well over $200,000 – today, one can be had for the same price of a brand-new Honda Accord.  Hmm… choices, choices…

Next week’s Hot Car… it’s originally Australian and it’s neither a car, or a pickup truck — it’s both!

Criteria for submission: Is your ride interesting? Is it a classic? Is it rare? Is it unusual, loud or all of the above? All years, makes and models are welcome, regardless of condition. Send in your high-resolution JPEG photo along with a brief description that includes your contact info, model and year to: reporter@sookenewsmirror.com.

 

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