Wed, 8th Sep 2021 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 54

2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed

Sold for £29,250

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: YJ58 CXY
Chassis No: SCBCF63W58C058102
MOT: January 2022

  • 53,500 miles and 4 former keepers from new
  • Offered with bookpack, handbooks and service book with eleven entries
  • Last serviced in July 2020 at 53,123 miles

PLEASE NOTE : This lot is offered with a stamped service book and DVLA MOT history however its book pack, handbook and old MOT certificates are not included.

Launched in 2007 at Laguna Village Polo and the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Continental GT Speed, available on the two-door coupe platform only, featured an increase in power over the standard W12 being rated at 602bhp with 553 lb-ft of torque. 35kg was shaved off the weight over the normal GT, whilst its lower ride height and revised spring / damper and anti-roll bar settings improved handling. The 0-60mph sprint now took 4.3sec instead of the 4.6sec needed in the regular GT and top speed rose to 202mph. This electrifying performance was delivered to the road via 20” alloys with bespoke Pirelli P-Zero tyres. Further developments included the speed-sensitive Servotronic system being retuned, a solid-mounted front subframe and stiffer rear bushings added, and a 'Dynamic' mode for the Bosch 8.1 ESP system introduced. The front grille and lower air intakes were housed in a dark-tinted chrome matrix whilst wider rifled sports exhaust tail pipes adorned the rear.

With four former keepers from new this Continental GT Speed has covered 53,500 miles and been in the vendor’s hands since 2016. In 2019 the car benefited from replacement of the rear exhaust boxes and repainting of the brake callipers. Last serviced in July 2020 at 53,123 miles, it comes with its book pack including handbook, service book stamped with eleven entries, a selection of invoices, old MoT certificates and current MoT to January 2022. As would be expected from such a low mileage example the vendor rates its current condition as being “very good” regarding the engine, transmission, bodywork, paintwork and interior.

“The Speed is a great car made better. Everything we love about the standard car – its sense of occasion, pace and ease of use – is simply magnified. And the tougher look of those new wheels and bigger exhausts is enough to make the Conti appeal to potential buyers put off by the standard car’s faintly old-duffer image.” Car Magazine 2007

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


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