Lot 245 - 1998 Bentley Continental T
|Odometer reading||45,100 miles|
|Estimate||£65,000 - £80,000|
|Result||Sold - £82,880|
- Low mileage example
- Good service history
- Superb and rare
The Bentley Continental R was launched at the Geneva motor show in 1991 and the styling of the handsome new coupé harked back to elegant lines of the S -Series Continental coupés produced by Bentley Motors throughout the 50s and 60s. The turbocharged 6.75 litre, V8 engine was utilised and internally the car was similar to the Turbo R saloon. Introduced in 1989, the Bentley Continental T brought sportier handling and higher power to the Continental range. It has a four inch shorter wheelbase than a Continental R, has flared wheel arches accommodating the 18" five spoke alloy wheels and a more powerful 420bhp, V8 power unit. To be expected, performance was very impressive with the big Bentley reaching 60mph in under six seconds and a top speed of almost 170mph.
This superb example of this rare and desirable model is presented in gleaming Red Pearl with Parchment leather interior. Its walnut wood door cappings and dashboard are in superb condition as are the carpets and headlining. It comes with air conditioning, electric front seats and a very good service history with servicing having been carried out at regular intervals from 1999 onwards. This is probably the finest example of this model we have had the pleasure to put to auction and this is certainly one of the best on the market presently.
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