Lot 313 - 2010 Bentley Continental GT Series 51
|Odometer reading||48,815 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £36,000|
|Result||Sold - £40,320|
- Full Bentley main dealer service history
- Recent full service with Bentley Pangbourne
- One of very few limited edition Series 51 examples
- Three owners from new
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 Continental GT is equipped with a 6.0 litre, twin-turbocharged, W12 engine and produces 552bhp at 6,100rpm and is capable of travelling from 0-62mph in an impressive 4.8 seconds. It also has Torsen-based permanent four-wheel drive as standard.
This is a fantastic opportunity to own a flagship thoroughbred performance car with everyday capabilities producing 600bhp and a top speed in excess of 200mph. This particular model is the Series 51 which is named after the year that the first official styling department was established in Crewe by the gifted John Blatchley. Every Series 51 car features a highly distinctive three tone interior selected from a range of premium quality materials for the dashboard and centre console. The exterior is presented in near flawless Onyx Black paintwork complemented by luxury Beluga hide and it sits on 20 inch fourteen spoke diamond cut alloy wheels all in excellent order. The front heated massage seats are a lovely place to sit as our vendor, the third owner, can testify having owned the car since 2014. The car boasts a fully stamped service book exclusively from Bentley main dealers, the most recent from October this year with HR Owen Bentley in Pangbourne despite having only covered 516 miles since its last service in 2019. The service book is accompanied by all the related invoices, all of which can be found in the impeccable history file. Only selling due to his retirement, our vendor will be sorry to see the car go but it provides a fabulous opportunity for a new owner. Whilst these Series 51 cars have a very expensive initial list price, the shrewd investor will recognise what excellent value for money they provide having only been released in a very limited number.
*Interested parties should note that the private registration plate shown is to be retained by the vendor and a new, age-related registration issued instead.
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