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1998 Bentley Continental T
6.75L Turbo V8
Very rare Bentley Continental T with an incredible factory specification and extensive service history. This vehicle is now live on Bring a Trailer auctions, with bidding ending Friday, October 4th. Please register to bid at the link below:
The Continental T was a special model introduced in 1996 based on the Continental R. The power was improved to 400hp and a whopping 590 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the wheelbase was shortened by four inches and the chassis and suspension was stiffened to give a more sporting feel. Bentley also widened the rear track to help deal with the increased torque, and added rear wheel arches eo properly house the larger rear rubber. Only 217 LHD examples were produced between 1996 and 2003, and the 1998 model year saw the addition of the Matrix grille, perforated leather, leather and aluminium door cappings, chrome gear selector knob, and a relocation of the red engine Start button. When new, the Continental T cost a whopping $324,500 in 1990s dollars, and was the most expensive Bentley produced to date.
This particular Continental T could accurately be described as bespoke with the extensive list of custom-tailored options. The full list can be viewed in PDF format in the Documents section of our website listing, but I'll give you a few highlights since the list of non-standard features is four pages long. A few of the unique features include:
Brightware headlamp surrounds
Body Coloured Undertray
Alcantara Interior Trim
Flat High Build Chip Coat in Sill and Rocker area
Special Bumpers with no bright insert
Body Coloured Sill Strip
Chrome-plated Continental T Wheels
Special Colour - Crimson Pearl
St James Red Steering Wheel
Alpine Navigation System
This unique car was originally delivered to Canada and still sports the original gauge cluster in metric units. Documentation is extensive and includes both hard-copy service records and stampings in the service booklet. The current owner for whom we are selling the car is a longtime exotic car collector and Rolls/Bentley aficionado. Upon his purchase of the car, he had respected Bentley specialist Gary Scott of Scott Motors go through the car with a fine-tooth comb and an open checkbook to address any and all issues and completely service the car for trouble-free motoring. Approximately $20k was spent ensuring the car was completely up-to-date and it performs wonderfully. In addition to the excellent mechanics, this car shows incredibly well inside and out, and it's obvious that the car has been pampered its entire life.
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