Lot 136 - 2004 Bentley Continental GT
|Odometer reading||20,552 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,360|
The Bentley Continental GT was the first car released by Volkswagen AG after their acquisition of the company in 1998 and 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 stunning Bentley was originally registered on 12 March 2004. It has had one driver although shows one previous keeper on the V5 document, the vendor purchased the car from his company as he enjoyed the car so much. The low mileage of 20,552 is confirmed by the service history which was mainly carried by Jack Barclay in London. The specification of LJ04 NVN is comprehensive, with automatic transmission, electric memory seats, heated seats and air conditioning all adding to the comfort of the occupants. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate valid until 22nd August 2022, Bentley Continental GT’s are superb cars to drive. This fine example offers magnificent value given the modest estimate.
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