<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493

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Lot 179
1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE

Sold for US$ 63,800 inc. premium
1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE
VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493

6,753cc Turbocharged OHV V8 Engine
Computer Controlled Fuel Injection
400bhp at 4,150rpm
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Power Assisted Vented Disc Brakes

*Just over 30,500 from new
*One of only 350 Continental T's built
*The fastest and most expensive Bentley available in 1997
*Cost nearly $350,000 when new


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Introduced in June 1996, the Continental T was a short-wheelbase version of the Continental R, some 4" (100mm) being taken out of the chassis aft of the doors. With 400bhp at its disposal and crouching aggressively on 18" wheels, the low-slung Continental T looked every inch the thoroughbred Bentley sports car, the cockpit with its engine-turned dashboard recalling the heroic exploits of W.O.'s 1920s racers. The engine start button was another neat 'retro' touch. Despite weighing as much as two Ford Mondeos, the luxuriously appointed Continental T was certainly no slouch, racing to 60mph in a tire-shredding 5.8 seconds on its way to a (governor limited) top speed of 155mph. Equally eye-watering was the price: $324,500 at time of launch.

This grand coupe was built in May of 1997 and sent to the U.S. two months later to be delivered to its first owner in southern Florida in mid-October. Finished in black with two-tone soft tan and black interior trimmed in the most supple of leathers, this wide-hipped T was the most powerful Bentley one could buy in '97 and among the most expensive cars on the market.

The first Florida owner certainly enjoyed doing so as by the time the car was sold to its second, Colorado owner in April of 2000 the car had over 8,000 miles on it. Bouncing between Colorado, California, and Florida, the Bentley was acquired by the current owner in early 2015 with just over 29,000 miles on the clicker.

Today a mere 30,500 miles appear when the stump pulling V8 is brought to life. Complete with a clean CARFAX report as well as its original books, copies of its original build sheet, tools, and jack, it is reported to be great driving car. Only 350 of Continental T's of all varieties (including special editions) were built and they remain today as one of the best bang-for-your-buck cars you can buy.
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<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
<b>1997 Bentley CONTINENTAL T COUPE</b><br />VIN. SCBZU22CXVCX53493
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