1999 Bentley Continental

T "Mulliner Specs"

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1/1999
  • Mileage 
    142 000 km / 88 235 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Atlantic Blue Mica
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior brand colour 
    Sand Hide
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    314 kW / 427 PS / 422 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Bentley Continental ‘T’ is a special motor car and comparatively rare, with just 321 examples gliding out the doors of the Crewe factory between 1996 and 2002. The ‘T’ differed from the ‘R’ having a shorter wheelbase, sportier handling, and an increase in BHP from 400 to 420, but more significantly with a stump-pulling 650lbs/ feet of torque, the highest of any road car at the time and higher even than any F1 car from the 1997 season.

Backgrounds of this model
– The Bentley Continental T is a shortened edition (4 inch, 10 cm shorter) of the Bentley Continental R with a more powerful engine and tailored chassis.
– The Continental T has no predecessor or successor but is a model besides already existing models, so also besides the Continental R.

Original characteristics
– The engine had been upgraded to 420 bhp.
– 18 inch wheels.
– Engine-turned polished aluminium facia finish. Straight-grain mahogany waistrails.
– Chrome bezel surrounds to the individual gauges.
– The first Continental since 1955 to have an engine start button.
– Vaned grille in body colour, later matrix grille.

Model year 1998
– Matrix grille.
– Perforated leather.
– Leather and aluminium on the door cappings.
– Gear selector knob in chrome.
– The red engine start button relocated from the console onto the centre panel of the facia.

This particular, left-hand drive, Dutch-supplied (Hessing), Continental ‘T’ with Mulliner 'Specs' was first registered on 15th January 1999 and is finished in the delectable colour combination of Atlantic Blue Mica over a Sand Hide leather interior.

We have full documentation with the car, including invoices and construction and test records.

The odometer currently indicates 142,000 km and the Continental T comes with a Certificate of Conformity, a valid Dutch registration which can easily be used to register the car in every EU country.

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the last of the line of the true ‘British’ Bentleys, 1 of only 321 Bentley Continental T’s manufactured.