2005 Bentley Continental GT W12


  • Well maintained with full Bentley servicing 
  • Recent £12,500 main dealer engine, trim and electrics work 
  • Smart colour combination with Mulliner interior highlights 
  • 550bhp W12 2+2 super GT in good order 
  • Long MOT to May 2025 with no advisories 

The Appeal 

If you’re in the market for a luxury GT then there really is nothing quite like Bentley’s Continental GT. Blending traditional hand-crafted cues with modern technology, the GT has the sort of brutal performance that connects it clearly with the firm’s illustrious pre-war race cars. 
Each car could be carefully bespoked by the first buyer and this 2005 example certainly was. Finished in stylish Silver Tempest with a quilted grey leather interior, it is detailed with a black grille, smoked rear lights and split rim 7 spoke anodised alloy wheels. It looks as purposeful as any 550bhp twin turbo W12 should be. 
The history file shows regular servicing, all by Bentley. In December 2023 Bentley Birmingham undertook engine, trim and electrical work that totalled £12,500. It comes to market benefitting from all that work and with the reassurance of a long, advisory-free MOT to March 2025. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 21st March 2005 
  • 13 registered keepers 
  • Factory handbooks and wallets
  • Always serviced by Bentley main dealers throughout its life 
  • December 2023 invoice for £12,500 from Bentley Birmingham for engine, trim and electrical work
  • MOT to 8th May 2025 with no advisories and 80,123 miles showing on test 
  • Now showing 80,148 miles 
Service history by Bentley main dealers: 
  • 08/04/05: 1,445 miles 
  • 26/01/06: 5,385 miles 
  • 10/03/07: 8,842 miles 
  • 15/12/07: 16,642 miles 
  • 04/11/08: 25,952 miles 
  • 05/01/10: 34,283 miles 
  • 10/02/11: 38,637 miles
  • 11/01/12: 43,195 miles 
  • 30/01/15: 53,009 miles 
  • 15/02/16: 58,393 miles 
  • 21/12/23: 80,102 miles 

The Condition

  • Silver Tempest (LK7S) metallic paintwork in good order
  • Well-kept paint finish with consistent colour across panels 
  • Paintwork shows only light signs of age 
  • Bodywork is straight and well kept with good panel fit and no reported accident damage
  • Exterior lightly upgraded with smoked rear lights and black grille 
  • 7 spoke factory split rim alloy wheels in good order showing some kerbing 
  • Fitted with Michelin tyres which appear to be in good condition with good tread
  • Underside in fair condition with no structural advisories on last MOT test 
  • Well-specified interior showing what appear to be Mulliner bespoke options 
  • These include the piano black veneers and quilted and embossed seats
  • Grey leather seats in good order showing some wear to the driver’s side 
  • Grey carpets in fair condition throughout with some deterioration to overmats
  • High specification and unmodified interior with factory infotainment and electric seats

The Mechanics 

  • 5,998cc W12 Bentley hand-crafted 550bhp engine 
  • 6spd automatic gearbox with sequential shift options 
  • Always maintained by Bentley main dealers with details above 
  • Recent £12,500 mechanical fettling by Bentley Birmingham in December 2023
  • This work included attention to the engine, trim and electrics
  • No mechanical or running gear advisories on the current MOT 
  • No reported running or driving issues 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2005
  • Make Bentley
  • Model Continental GT
  • Colour Grey
  • Odometer 80,418 Miles
  • Engine size 5998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Acton Burnell
  • Location Shropshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
6 bids from 5 bidders
  • gray lo•••• £10,000 19/06/24
  • jim-mai•••• £3,600 18/06/24
  • sa310sw•••• £3,500 18/06/24
  • Jonnydm £3,000 16/06/24
  • MrBAH1 £2,900 16/06/24
  • sa310sw•••• £2,800 04/06/24
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