What will £20,000 get you these days……. a bog standard VW Golf, a Ford Focus, a BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT!!!
Yes, for £20,000 you can buy a used, original, 2004 Bentley Continental GT. 6.0L engine tick, W12 tick, 4wd tick, 550bhp tick, Bentley badge and build quality….TICK.
In 2004 under ownership of Volkswagen, Bentley launched a stunningly constructed piece of British engineering, vast numbers of these Bentley’s were sold and that is why today, they are cheap to buy used. At over £110K new it represents a huge saving 15 years down the line, but the design does not look 15 years old and that is true testament to the design team with the new Continental GT using a lot of the original lines and features.
With good looks, the Bentley had power and speed to back it up, its 6-litre W12 engine producing just over 550bhp and 480lbft could reach 195mph and 0-60 in just 5 seconds.
On its launch, only the 3 door coupe was available, shortly followed by the 4 door Flying Spur in 2005 and in 2006 the GTC convertible. All of them use the exact same engine with the same power and torque.
Now I know what you’re thinking…over 2 tonne in weight, 6.0L engine, 12 cylinders, 2 turbos, huge torque from very low rpm, nearly 200mph, £110K new 15 years ago……its best to walk away…..well no, these Bentley’s are extremely good value for money and they can be extremely reliable with servicing costs and maintenance in line with most modern day Audi’s and Mercedes, just remember though, 22mpg is the best you can hope to see and tax costs £570 per year.
What to look for when buying a Bentley Continental GT.
At present we have this stunning example for sale – Please click here – 2004 Bentley GT, Mulliner spec, full Bentley and Bentley specialist service history, great colour combination and maintained regardless of cost
I hope this sets you on your way to finding your dream Bentley and in our next blog we will go into the servicing, maintenance and ownership of a Bentley Continental GT.