Registration No: L8 DCE
Chassis No: SCBDE23W17C048309
MOT: November 2024
Introduced at the New York Motor Show in April 2006, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible (or GTC) proved an immediate sales success. Determined to engineer the most torsionally rigid open four-seater that money could buy, the Crewe manufacturer incorporated additional steel tubing within the newcomer's A-posts and windscreen frame, reinforcing its sills and cross-braced the floorplan to a greater degree. The result was a class-leading 16,595ft-lb per degree. A very near match in dynamic terms for its Coupe sibling, the Convertible utilised the same crushingly powerful twin-turbocharged 6-litre W12 engine, Torsen-based permanent four-wheel drive system, massive ABS-backed disc brakes and sophisticated all-round independent air suspension. Electro-hydraulically operated, the Bentley's luxuriously padded fabric roof not only stowed away neatly but also provided almost limousine levels of refinement. Reputedly capable of over 190mph when topless, the GTC featured two sturdy steel hoops concealed beneath its rear headrests which could be deployed within fractions of a second if the onboard computer sensed an impending roll. Arguably more of a 2+2-seater than a true four-seater, the model could raise or lower its hood at speeds of up to 20mph (a nice party piece in slow-moving traffic).
Finished from new in Silver Tempest with a Claret Roof, the interior offers a sumptuous leather Fireglow with Beluga interior. The build sheet is on file. The car now wears number plate 'L8 DCE' which stays with the car. We are advised by the vendor that ‘everything works and the vehicle drives superbly’. Over the years, the Bentley entertainment system has been updated to a Pioneer hands-free Bluetooth system encompassing phone connectivity.
The vehicle has covered 70,000 miles with what could be described as exstensive service history and 18 stamps and entries in the service book. 17 of the above stamps are Bentley Main Agent and one is a Bentley specialist. There are many invoices from the main agents itemising what work was done and at what mileage; corresponding to the mileage, date and mot certificates (on file). The last but one service by Prasads Automotive Ltd, was carried out in July 2022, and at a cost of £4,000, invoice also on file. 'L8 DCE' has recently been serviced and inspected by Lewmark Ltd in August 2023 at a cost of circa £400, and the rear driver's side brake caliper has been replaced. The tyres and wheels, which were refurbished in 2022, are described as excellent, as is the paintwork across the car and the soft-top hood operates perfectly.
Possessing a fresh MOT certificate, there are print-outs of the MOTs going back to 2011, when the mileage was just 10,131 miles. All the MOTs since that time, have been ‘passes’. There are two sets of working key fobs and it is believed the vehicle is fitted with an anti-theft Tracker. The car is supplied with two stamped service books and the bound instruction manual. The history file also includes previous old V5C documents and a full Bentley information pack is present. It should be noted that car is London ULEZ compliant.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023
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Tuesday 28th November 2023 from 12pm to 8pm
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