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  • Luxury Bentley GT with impressive W12 engine 
  • Over £6,000 recently spent 
  • New MOT valid to February 2025 
  • Lots of recent service history 

The Appeal

Introduced at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show, the Continental GT was the first Bentley to be developed entirely by VW Group and away from Rolls-Royce. It also very quickly became its fastest-ever seller, due in no small part to it being mass produced in the company’s Crewe factory as opposed to being hand-built like its predecessors. 
It had a lot of parts commonality with other VW Group cars – the four-wheel-drive platform was derived from that of the VW Phaeton luxury saloon, while under the bonnet it got the German firm’s innovative 6.0-litre W12 engine, which in the GT came with twin turbochargers giving it 552bhp and a top speed of 196mph – a hugely powerful GT, ideal for transcontinental blasts. 
It was a massively impactful car, both due to its imposing size and also its astonishing performance, while it was also as opulent as Bentley owners were used to. Its appeal went beyond the traditional, too, bringing Bentley ownership to a newer and more youthful customer base, helped in no small part by David and Victoria Beckham becoming some of the first customers. 
In time, a convertible appeared, along with a series of ever more expensive special editions, but this example is the GT as first intended – a large, imposing and powerful GT with an incredible soundtrack. It was a very, very expensive car when new – over £130,000. 
This one will cost you a lot less than that, yet it’s still an impressive car – almost 20 years old and with five owners, it was purchased last year by a South African national with a view to importing it, but due to punitive taxation charges based on the original list price he’s decided to sell the car through an agent in the UK. It has covered less than 1,000 miles since its 2023 MOT and is supplied with a fresh test valid until February 2025.  

The History and Paperwork

  • UK V5C in the name of the vendor’s agent 
  • Full MOT valid until February 2025, passed with minor advisories for front tyre wear and a worn suspension bush 
  • Original handbook and owners’ manual in leather Bentley wallet 
  • Large selection of invoices documenting recent service history 
  • Two recent invoices totalling over £6,000 for new brakes and a power steering overhaul 
  • Original sat nav CD-ROM 

The Condition

  • Very smart Silver Tempest paint with no major flaws 
  • A couple of very small marks and scuffs and some tiny bubbles to the trailing edge of the nearside sill 
  • Appears very sound underneath and received no corrosion advisories on recent MOT 
  • Original factory alloys in good condition with correct Pirelli P-Zero tyres all round – front ones will need replacing in the near future 
  • One loose piece of C-pillar trim visible in the photos will be refixed before the car is sold 
  • All correct badges and trim in good overall condition 
  • Blue and cream interior, which complements the silver exterior handsomely 
  • Generally very good order inside with only minor signs of age-related wear and tear 
  • Headlining was removed at the time of our photographs and was at a trimmer to be professionally retrimmed 
  • All controls and switches appear to work as intended 
  • Factory sat nav 
  • Heated, electrically adjustable seats 
  • Tidy luggage area with original tools and Bentley oil holder 
  • Six-disc CD multichanger 

The Mechanics

  • 6.0-litre W12 engine with distinctive soundtrack and devilish performance 
  • Twin turbocharged 
  • Six-speed automatic transmission 
  • Braking system recently attended to with new discs and pads all round 
  • Recent power steering overhaul 
  • New alternator belt 
  • New radiator and associated hoses 
  • Drives very smoothly with exceptional performance and handling 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2004
  • Make Bentley
  • Model Continental GT
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 85,107 Miles
  • Engine size 5950
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Aylsham
  • Location Norfolk
  • Country United Kingdom

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