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Thursday, April 10, 2008

White Bentleys from the Long White Cloud

Ahh the land of the long white cloud. Aotearoa.

Yes New Kiwiland.

A geographically isolated market where internet companies like ebay have yet to penetrate.

Local boys still run the show, and it is called www.trademe.co.nz where there are 1.5 million people auction site users out of a total population of just over 4 million in the country. It's definitely popular, with over half of NZ internet traffic going there at times.

It is also a great place to pick up a Bentley. Browse under Rolls Royce for the flying B.



Have a look at this example. A very nice looking 2000 Bentley Azure.



What is great about New Zealand is that they have lax regulations regarding the import of second hand cars, and the roll on roll off ships go straight from Japan.



The interior is jut great. Maple wood and white certainly do go.



When the long while cloud breaks, out comes the canvas roof. Line in leather or suede of course.



If you are not up for a canvas roof, you can always get the steel roof version.

There is a fixed roof version for sale on TradeMe, yes it is the Bentley Continential R.



This is a 1996 version again from Japan, asking price NZ$185,000. NZ$65,000 cheaper than the Bentley Azure.



After seeing the maple interior of the Azure, this one is not quite as nice, but you do get the steel roof.



I would prefer the canvas roof if I resided in Kiwiland.

Pictures courtesy (TradeMe)

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