Lot 305 - 1998 Bentley Continental T
|Odometer reading||42,082 miles|
|Estimate||£48,000 - £56,000|
|Result||Sold - £59,360|
The Bentley Continental R was launched at the Geneva motor show in 1991 and the styling of the handsome new coupé harked back to elegant lines of the S -Series Continental coupés produced by Bentley Motors throughout the 50's and 60's. The turbocharged 6.75 litre, V8 engine was utilised and internally the car was similar to the Turbo R saloon. Introduced in 1989, the Bentley Continental T brought sportier handling and higher power to the Continental range. It has a four inch shorter wheelbase than a Continental R, has flared wheel arches accommodating the 18" five spoke alloy wheels and a more powerful 420bhp, V8 power unit. To be expected, performance was very impressive with the big Bentley reaching 60mph in under six seconds and a top speed of almost 170mph.
This delightful Continental T presents in excellent order and has been very well cared for by the current vendor. The black emerald paintwork is virtually unmarked as is the sumptuous leather trim. The highly figured walnut dashboard and oceans of dials/gauges are a simple reminder of everything synonymous with such a prestige marque. Driving a Bentley Continental T is one of life's memorable experiences, listening to the noise of such a powerful V8 engine delivering the power to the rear wheels at a remarkable rate. Originally supplied by H.R. Owen in Kensington, this Bentley comes with the original service books, a V5C registration document and a current valid MoT test certificate. Only 350 Bentley Continental T's were manufactured worldwide, they rarely come onto the market place and an example as good as this is sure to appeal to collectors and enthusiasts alike.