15th Mar, 2023 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

  Lot 73

2016 Bentley Continental GTC Speed Black Edition
Rare Black Edition model, only 18,000 miles from new

Sold for £75,375

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: T.B.A
Chassis No: SCBGR23W1HC059961
MOT: May 2023

  • Limited production run GTC Speed Black Edition costing £172,995.82 when new with over £18,000 worth of options
  • A mere 18,000 miles from new and only three former keepers
  • Enhanced power output over the ‘standard’ Speed model from the 6.0-litre W12 twin-turbocharged engine, a producing staggering 642hp
  • Supplied with the original stamped service book displaying main dealers and specialist service history
  • Entered from a private collection

In 2010, the Bentley Continental GT saw its first significant redesign since its initial launch in 2003. The redesign introduced new technology, greater efficiency, state-of-the-art materials, a sleek new silhouette, and a sportier feel. Among the generation-two models, the Speed was introduced in 2012 and was designed to embody the perfect balance between exquisite luxury and an exhilarating drive. In creating the GT Speed, Bentley's chassis engineers brought the car 10mm closer to the ground, laying the foundation for a sportier driving experience over that of the standard car. Equipped with the Mulliner Driving Specification as standard, it featured diamond-quilted leather seats, indented leather headlining, and embroidered winged 'B' emblems on the headrests. Drilled alloy pedals, a knurled sports gear lever, and the Jewel fuel filler cap recall Bentley’s long racing heritage.

If this was not enough for the prospective driving experience-focused luxury car owner, the Black Edition was added to the Speed line-up in April 2016, and it looked as devilishly brilliant as you’d expect. A set of 21-inch five-spoke sports wheels added to the already powerful exterior, with much of the chrome exterior elements replaced by brooding Black parts. The ride height was further lowered, with the W12 being further breathed on to produce a staggering 642hp, rather than the 635hp of ‘standard’ models and 840Nm of torque. The results are impressive, with the 0-60mph sprint achieved in 3.9 seconds and on to hugely illegal top speeds.

Supplied new by Harwoods Bentley of Pulborough, the Black Edition offered was manufactured new in 2016. Costing £172,995.82 new, with over £18,000 of costed options, the Bentley is finished in Onyx Black with St James Red accents and exterior mirrors, a Beluga Black hood, and Beluga Black interior hide with Pillar Box Red stitching and inserts. Costed options further included ‘Premier Specification’, deep pile overmats, adaptive centre console, neck warmer, wind deflector, first aid kit and warning triangle, and space-saving spare wheel, with a full specification breakdown included in the history file.

Having covered a mere 18,000 miles from new at the time of consignment, the Bentley is offered directly from a private collection, in which it has resided since 2020, and it has had three former keepers. The Black Edition is offered with the Bentley Quick Reference Guide, owner’s handbook, and service book which displays six stamps (including the PDI Inspection), all being from Rolls-Royce/Bentley main dealers. Serviced at 1,566 miles (JCT600 Bentley); 3,141 miles (Bentley Leicester); 9,294 miles (Bentley Leicester); 13,370 miles (P & A Wood); 16,509 miles (P & A Wood), the Bentley is due to be freshly serviced and MOT'd again before being offered at auction.

The history file also comprises of a collection of invoices and previous MOTs, along with a current MOT until May 2023, none of which have any advisories. There is also a current V5C document and the aforementioned specification sheet. As an updated, more efficient, and more technologically advanced Bentley Continental GT Speed, the Black Edition was always going to be an incredibly hard car to beat when new, in regards to the balance of performance and luxury, with these models very scarcely coming to market today.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 15th Mar, 2023

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