Lot 193 - 2003 Bentley Continental GT
|Odometer reading||70,000 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £21,000|
|Result||Sold - £25,760|
- Comprehensive service history
- Bentley Press car
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003 the first generation Continental GT differed from previous incarnations due to it no longer being a coach built car however as a result, the price at launch was significantly less than the Continental R (approximately half) which exposed the car to a much wider customer. Despite the lower price however the new GT was still roundly well received with celebrities, sports personalities alike buying in droves due to the six litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine with 552bhp coupled to opulent surroundings and an ultra comfortable ride. After all this was designed to be a mile crunching continent cruiser and with that huge W12 engine coupled to a smooth six-speed automatic box distributed by the Quattro four-wheel drive system but was equally at home in Mayfair as it was on the autobahn where it was capable of an astonishing 196 mph and a 0-60 time of just 4.7 seconds. The Continental offered the most comfortable way of reaching supercar speeds and still to this day is a fabulously capable GT.
This wonderful example of an early GT is presented in Cypress green with Savannah hide and we are informed by our vendor originally a Bentley Press car. Described by our vendor as a 10/10 the first service stamp is with Bentley Motors before seven main dealer services followed by a further five specialist stamps all displayed in the original service book and coupled to accompanying invoices. When our vendor purchased the car he undertook a exhaustive search for the right GT even employing independent vehicle inspector Barry Hopkinson to produce a 7 page report on the car which can be found in the history file for any new potential owner. Recent works include new brake discs and pads at 63,555 miles. Continental GT's are incredible value for money and combine opulence with speed like no other, this example is without doubt one of the best on the marketplace with an added slice of press car provenance.
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