Lot 147 - 2005 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
|Odometer reading||43,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £23,520|
- Ten main dealer stamps in the service book
- A well cared for example
The Bentley Continental Flying Spur (2006 - 2013) is the second Bentley manufactured since Volkswagen Group purchased the brand in 1999, after the Continental GT. The Flying Spur is essentially a four-door version of the GT, with a longer wheelbase and greater length for more spacious rear seating. The two models are similarly priced and the Flying Spur carries the same twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 used in the Continental GT, for an output of 600bhp. It has a 0 to 60 time of a very impressive 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 195 mph. The steering column-mounted paddle shifters enable direct access to the six-speed gearbox when the ZF transmission is in sports mode or the car can be driven at a more leisurely pace in automatic mode. Twelve inches longer than the GT and sharing the same permanent four-wheel drive platform and twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 engine, although it must be said the Flying Spur is not just about eye-watering performance, the cabin is whisper quiet at any speed thanks to the silky engine and the extensive noise insulation measures that extend to double-pane glazing.
This Bentley benefits from a full main dealer service history. To drive such a car is a memorable experience, when they have been cosseted in such a way as this example has it enhances the driving experience even further. The specification of a Flying Spur is exceptional with climate control front and rear, heated seats, electric memory seats and air conditioned seats. Finished in silver with black interior and supplied with a V5C registration document together with an Mot test certificate valid until 10th February 2022. This has been an exceptionally well cared for example having had ten services throughout its life all at Bentley main dealers, the last one was carried out by Jack Barclay on 12th March 2018 at 40,410 miles. The ergonomics of a Bentley Flying Spur are superb and the interior is remarkably sumptuous with ample leather and wood. Without doubt this car offers exceptional value for money.
Interested parties should note that contrary to the catalogue description, this vehicle is offered without reserve.
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