Lot 212 - 2005 Bentley Continental GT
|Odometer reading||69,382 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £26,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,360|
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.
This fabulous Bentley has been owned by the vendor for the last six years and has been very well cared for throughout his stewardship. Significant sums have been invested in EU54 VBA to make this Bentley appear like a Continental Speed example. The front bumper and grille together with the road wheels and boot spoiler have all been upgraded and at first glance, this Bentley has all the appearance of a later 2008 model. The metallic black paintwork is virtually unmarked and the luxurious Saffron interior simply stunning. The cockpit area of the W12 Bentley is divine with splendid ergonomics, easy to read dials and everything is either set in wood or leather. As soon as the driver gets in the car and presses the red starter button, it is blatantly apparent this is a car offering outstanding performance mated to extreme comfort and luxury. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate together with a comprehensive history folder; exceptional value for money given the modest estimate.
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