Lot 144 - 2004 Bentley Continental GT
|Odometer reading||48,921 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £26,500|
The Bentley Continental GT was the first car released by Volkswagen AG after their acquisition of the company in 1998 and was unveiled at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show, followed by Le Mans, Goodwood Festival of Speed and the annual Bentley Drivers Club meeting at Silverstone. The car differed significantly from the previous Continental R & T models in terms of its concept: although much of the car is hand-assembled, this Bentley is made in significantly larger numbers than previously. As a result the price at launch was substantially less than the Continental R, thus exposing the car to a much wider and new customer base as a more affordable car. The Continental GT is equipped with a 6.0 litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine and produces 552bhp at 6,100rpm and capable of travelling from 0-62mph in an impressive 4.8 seconds. Torsen-based permanent four-wheel drive is standard.
A hugely impressive vehicle, this Bentley was registered originally on 10th February 2004 and has had three former keepers. With nine service stamps in the book, all carried out by Bentley main dealers (the last one on 23/04/2013 at 44,950 miles), this Continental GT has been very well cared for and is presented in superb order. The specification of W12 DJJ includes keyless entry, satellite navigation, electric and heated front seats, push button start and folding door mirrors. Finished in silver with the sumptuous interior trimmed in black leather, Bentley Continental GT's are superb cars to drive. This fine example offers magnificent value given the modest estimate.
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