Lot 122 - 2005 Bentley Continental GT
|Odometer reading||20,600 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £23,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,488|
- Low mileage example
- First owner Roy Keane of Manchester United
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.
Presented in Pewter Silver with Black Diamond stitched trim, this stunning example was first delivered to Manchester United football player Roy Keane on 17 May 2005. Offered with a comprehensive service history, this cherished example has spent its life garaged and driven approximately 1,000 miles a year in its current ownership. Sit in the drivers’ seat and the beauty of the cockpit area is immediately apparent, lots of leather and piano black dash combined with great ergonomics. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until November 2022 and the original service books, 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.
Interested parties should note that we believe the driver’s side strut may need replacing on this vehicle.
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