Lot 31 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 18th March 2020)
Sold for £20,812
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: MB04MFF
Chassis No: SCBCE63W14C022663
MOT: March 2021
Finished in Silver with a Black dashboard / centre console, Brown leather upholstery and dark wood veneers, ‘MB04 MFF’ has covered just 32,000 miles from new; a figure corroborated by 10 service stamps (9 main dealer, 1 specialist). Last fettled at 31,300 miles on 20th January 2020, it is understandably described by the vendor as being in ‘excellent overall’ condition. Further rating the Bentley as ‘a superb car that drives beautifully’ he informs us it will come with ‘all handbooks, DVDs, two keys, Bentley invoice and a fresh MOT’.
Introduced at the 2003 Geneva Salon, the Continental GT was the most technologically advanced Bentley in generations. Powered by the marque's first all-new engine since 1959, its twin-turbocharged 5998cc W12 was allied to six-speed ZF Tiptronic transmission. With a quoted 552bhp and 479lbft of torque on tap plus Torsen-based permanent four-wheel drive, the 2+2-seater GT was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds and 198mph. A deft blend of muscularity and elegance, the two-door coupe's lines were the work of Dirk Van Braekel. Equipped with sophisticated independent suspension and ventilated ABS disc brakes all-round, the Continental GT proved an accomplished transcontinental express.