The Bentley Continental GT was the first model introduced by Bentley Motors following its acquisition by the Volkswagen Group in 1998, and the first Bentley to employ mass production manufacturing techniques. Premiered in 2003 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Bentley Continental GT realised the concept of the 1994 Java concept car as a more affordable Bentley, to be manufactured in larger volumes.
The Continental GT was powered by a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine producing 552bhp and 479lb/ft of torque. A Torsen-type permanent four-wheel-drive six-speed transmission is standard equipment, and the Continental GT can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) in 4.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 318km/h (197.6mph). A mechanically identical Continental GTC Convertible was made available for 2006.
This lovely Bentley Continental GTC automatic comes with full Bentley service history and seven months Bentley extended warranty. Its stunning Dark Sapphire paintwork and metallic blue roof contrast with the 20" seven-spoke alloy wheels, while the interior is trimmed in Magnolia main and Nautic secondary hide with matching four-spoke wood and hide-trimmed steering wheel, and a leather gearlever knob. The upholstery is complimented beautifully by burr walnut veneers that carry through the doors and rear quarter inserts.
A host of factory options include a CD changer, cigarette lighter to the front, ashtrays to the rear, power operated boot opening/closing, electric exterior mirrors, keyless entry, tinted side and rear windows, 'coming home' controls, digital sound package, cruise control, satellite navigation with colour screen, Bluetooth telephone system (no phone included), and a space-saving spare wheel. A Bentley alloy fuel filer cap is fitted also.
This car also benefits from the fitting of a Janspeed stainless steel exhaust system, further improving this very well-presented example. A full set of new tyres was fitted at 36,428 miles and a Bentley extended warranty taken out on 21st March 2017, which is transferable to the purchaser of the car. Accompanying documentation consists of a V5C Registration Certificate and MoT to August 2019.