Lot 230 - 2004 Bentley Continental GT
|Odometer reading||85,000 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,546|
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003, the first-generation Continental GT differed from previous incarnations due to it no longer being a coachbuilt 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 base. 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, it was equally at home in Mayfair as it was on the Autobahn where it was capable of an astonishing 196mph 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 example of an early GT is presented in Sapphire Blue over a cream hide interior and is finished with burr walnut wood trim. This Bentley boasts massage and heated front seats with electric memory, satellite navigation, electric folding mirrors and 19” alloy wheels. Offered with a stamped service history booklet, the last of which completed at circa 85,000 miles. Accompanying the Continental is an MoT test certificate valid until January 2022, various sundry invoices and the current V5 registration document. Continental GT's are incredible value for money and combine opulence with speed like no other, this example is without doubt very well priced and could represent fabulous value for money.
Previous lotLot 229 - 1990 Aston Martin Virage
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