The headliner of this session within our 23 February 2010 sale is a 2005 Bentley Continental GT (estimate R1 800 000 – R2 000 000). Handcrafted in Crewe, phenomenally powerful and gracefully composed, the Continental GT is a Bentley masterpiece.
Since its inception in 2004, “the GT has proved to be an unequivocal sales success around the globe…those little touches that combine to give a really big overall impression,” says Robin Page, head of interior design at Bentley Motors.
Unlike a conventional 12-cylinder engine with two banks of six, the Continental GT’s 6-litre engine is configured in four banks of three cylinders in a W formation resulting in a shorter and much more compact unit which allows for significantly more interior space and improved dynamics.
But its size is deceptive. Twin turbochargers boost the power output to an astonishing 411kW and its supercar status is reconfirmed by a top speed of 318km/h and 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds.
The classic cars session also features an elegant 1968 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (estimate R100 000 – R120 000). The Silver Shadow has proven to be the most significant model introduced since the Silver Ghost and, following its launch in 1965, is the company’s bestselling model. This vehicle had pride of place in its owner’s garage since 1978 and has just 85 000 miles on the clock.
Other automotive entries include a 1957 Le Mans style MGA (estimate R110 000 – R120 000) and a 1965 MGB (estimate R100 000 – R120 000) both in flame red. Each has been lovingly restored and finished to maximise the driving experience of these two classics.
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