Lot 126 - 2006 Bentley Continental GT ‘Diamond Series’
|Odometer reading||135,000 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £17,000|
The Bentley Continental GT was the first car released by Volkswagen AG after their acquisition of the company in 1998. It 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 car differed significantly from the previous Continental R & T models in terms of its concept; although much of the car is hand-assembled, this Bentley is made in significantly larger numbers than previously. As a result, the price at launch was substantially less than the Continental R, thus exposing the car to a much wider and new customer base as a more affordable car. The Continental GT is equipped with a 6.0 litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine and produces 552bhp at 6,100rpm and capable of travelling from 0-62mph in an impressive 4.8 seconds. Torsen-based permanent four-wheel drive is standard.
This wonderful limited edition model of this popular marque is presented in black with black leather interior. These models were built to celebrate 60 years of hand assembled car production at its historic factory at Crewe, the Diamond Series was a run of just 400 cars worldwide with only 61 cars available for the UK market. It offers unique features to an already high spec, high performance coupe. This is a stunning car powered by the W12 6.0 litre twin turbo engine. One off features is its unique 20 inch, 14 spoke alloy wheels which offer more than a glimpse of the huge carbon ceramic brakes introduced on this model which was a production first for Bentley. Features derived from the Mulliner specification include, drilled foot pedals, knurled chrome and leather gear lever, diamond quilted stitching to seats and doors, including the Bentley name embossed into all seats and an alloy fuel filler cap. Subtle front wing badges and tread plates add to the limited edition feel. This car has been serviced mainly by Bentley dealerships and the invoices for these can be seen in the history file, with its last service being carried out in 2021 by Bradshaw. It also comes with its build sheet and stamped service book.
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