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Sold for: £36,000
Unveiled in 2003 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Continental GT was a different animal altogether. Very importantly, the car differed significantly from the previous Continental R & T models in terms of its concept: although much of the car is hand assembled, it is a mass-produced car made in significantly larger numbers. It isnot a coachbuilt car. As a result, the price at launch was significantly less than the Continental R (approximately half) and this immediately exposed the car to an entirely different and much wider customer base as a more affordable car. The Crewe-built car's numbers were impressive with twin-turbo VAG 6.0 litre W12 engines, developed in the VW Phaeton and stillborn W12 sports car, producing. 552bhp and 479lb ft torque. This prodigious output was fed through a six-speed automatic box from the new A8, and distributed by the Quattro four-wheel drive system. 0-60 in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 196mph were significant for a car of this stature. This 2005 Continental GT is finished in the sophisticated colour combination of Cypress Green with Saddle Tan hide and Burr Walnut facings. It has covered just over 13,000miles and has a full history. The Pre-Delivery inspection was carried out in February 2005 at 48 miles, the car was serviced in August 2007 at 5,332 miles and again in September 2009 at 8,102 miles. The vendor describes the Coachwork, Paintwork, Engine, Transmission, Electrics and Trim as excellent. (he actually said 'Perfect' but we are not legally able to use that term). The only item of maintenance required is to fit fresh batteries to the Tyre-Pressure Monitors. It's fitted with a Tracker, Phone base and Sat-Nav with a full set of European and Scandinavian maps. This stunning Continental GT is only just 'run-in' and at this guide, in this condition, there is no better way to experience the first flush of Bentley ownership. Supplied with UK V5c and a fresh MoT.