Lot 173 - 1997 Bentley Continental T

Lot 173 - 1997 Bentley Continental T

Lot 173 - 1997 Bentley Continental T

Lot Number 173
Registration P22 CON
Chassis Number SCBZU23CXVCH53429
Engine Number 88344L410M/T1TS
Odometer reading 91,040 miles
Estimate £45,000 - £55,000
  • One of 322 Continental T’s
  • Comprehensively serviced

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, 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 T is presented in Silver Pearl and was first registered 3rd May 1997. To the interior is a full black leather with lighter slate to the seats and steering wheel with an aluminium milled dash, burr elm door cappings, black carpets and lambswool over rugs. The vendors late father was the fifth owner of P22 CON, buying the vehicle most recently in January 2014 having previously bought it in 2007, before part-exchanging it, and regretted the decision thus purchased it back. Presented with a comprehensive service history which includes 18 main dealer services and seven independents, mostly with Bowling-Ryan, and a detailed service file. The car has most recently been serviced at McPheat Automotive, with preceding services at Bentley Newcastle. One of just 322 of these models produced, and this one of the last made before Bentley was sold to Volkswagen, sitting on relatively new tyres with a MoT test certificate until May 2023 a truly collectable and equally capable cross continental tourer able to cruise in comfort at over 150mph!

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