Lot 178 - 2012 Bentley Continental GTC
|Odometer reading||42,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £59,996|
- One former keeper
- Comprehensive service history
- Serviced in May this year
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 and T models in terms of its concept; although much of the car is hand-assembled, this Bentley was 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 second generation continental GTC was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, followed by the 2012 Qatar International Motor Show. A Continental GTC is equipped with a 6.0 litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine and produces 603bhp with an impressive top speed of 202mph.
This stunning second generation 6.0 litre W12 GTC was purchased by our vendor in 2019 from its first owner who had taken delivery of the car from new in July 2012. Presented in stunning light blue metallic coachwork with a cream trim, this facelift example looks every part the £180,000 (and possibly more) price tag it had when new. A full Mulliner specification example with maple wood steering wheel and facia, this car has been comprehensively serviced; the last was carried out in May 2023 prior to the auction, all this information can be found in the service booklet. Supplied with an MoT test certificate until February 2024 and with four new tyres also fitted, this is a very good example of the ultimate combination of luxury and performance, perfect for that drive down to the south of France.
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