1996 1996 Bentley Continental T - Ex-Geneva Salon, special pre-production 'Works'

Ex-Geneva Salon, special pre-production 'Works'

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1996
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • ABS
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Ascot Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Peter F. Baumberger Collection of Motorcars
* All sold with No Reserve *
20 Aug 2010
Gstaad Palace Hotel
Switzerland
Lot No: 16
Ex-Geneva Salon, special pre-production 'Works'
1996 Bentley Continental T
Coachwork by Mulliner-Park Ward
Chassis no. SCBCZB20COTCX53136
Estimate: CHF80,000 - 100,000
Footnote:
Two key facts tell you a lot of what you need to know about the Bentley Continental T. With 590lb ft of torque it was, at its launch in 1996, the world's most powerful production car. And together with the Continental R that gave rise to it, this was the first Bentley since the 1950s Continental series not to share a body with the equivalent Rolls-Royce.
Titanic power and bespoke engineering characterize the Continental T – the most expensive, most powerful and downright baddest Bentley around until VW's takeover and the arrival seven years later of the Continental GT.
But this is a far more specialist machine, and one that had a protracted gestation. It traces its roots back to Pr