Lot 256 - 2004 Bentley Continental GT
|Odometer reading||72,855 miles|
|Result||Sold - £14,150|
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 Silver over a blue hide interior. This Bentley boasts massage and heated front seats with electric memory, multimedia DVD, radio, TV, phone fitting, satellite navigation and electric folding mirrors. Offered with a good service history with 13 service stamps, seven of which are from Jack Barclay main dealer and six with Bentley Specialists. Accompanying the Continental is a new MoT test certificate, 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.
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