Lot 283 - 2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed
|Odometer reading||53,500 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £27,000|
|Result||Sold - £26,880|
- Recent major service in August 2020
- Boasting 11 main dealer service stamps
- Desirable 600bhp Speed model
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003 the first-generation Continental GT differed from previous incarnations in that it was no longer a coachbuilt car; 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 base. Despite the lower price, the new GT was still well received with celebrities and sports personalities alike buying it 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 continental cruiser and with that huge engine and smooth six-speed automatic gearbox distributed by the four-wheel drive system, it was equally at home in Mayfair as it was on the Autobahn where the updated Speed derivative was capable of an astonishing 202mph and a 0-60 time of just 4.3 seconds getting to 100mph in just over 10 seconds. The Continental offered the most comfortable way of reaching supercar speeds and to this day remains a fabulously capable GT.
This crisp, low owner Continental GT Speed benefits from the increased engine power to 602bhp and 553 lb⋅ft of torque and is presented in near unmarked Moonbeam Silver coachwork with contrasting and clean full black Beluga leather. Cost options when new included heated leather steering wheel, deep pile overmats, Navtrack tracker, power boot opening and a TV tuner. The car has had a full Bentley main dealer history from new up until 44,360 miles with Bentley Hertfordshire the 11th main dealer stamp; our vendor also opted for a recent service with Bentley specialists Graeme Harris in August of this year which was a major service interval at 52,847 miles. We are informed everything works as it should and this pampered example is still as jaw droppingly fast today as it was new. The Continental GT is incredible value and a later GT Speed with the increased power even more so; especially one benefitting from such a comprehensive and up-to-date service history. Needing to be seen to be appreciated, viewing this car is highly recommended.
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