1996Ex-Geneva Salon, special pre-production 'Works'
Year of manufacture1996
Exterior brand colourAscot Green
The Peter F. Baumberger Collection of Motorcars
* All sold with No Reserve *
20 Aug 2010
Gstaad Palace Hotel
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
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