Price SOLD
Year of manufacture 2012
Mileage 58,250 km
VAT Not refundable 
Body Style Coupé
Exterior Colour Granite
Interior Colour Dark Bourbon
Engine 4.0 litre, V8
Engine power 508 HP / 374 KW
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Petrol

2012 Bentley Continental GT V8 

• Fitted with the fine 4.0 V8 engine
• Mulliner package
• Impressive and classy colour combination
• Originally Dutch car

Legends in Racing

Bentley – a brand that is known for its many starts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since World War I. More than once Bentley has claimed victory in this prestigious race. They won this race for the first time in 1924 and then in three consecutive years from 1927 to 1930. Walter Owen Bentley, the founder of the brand, had a clear reason why to participate in racing. Being on the front page of the papers led to publicity, an increase in sales figures and most important of all ensured the establishment of the Bentley brand name.
Apart from race cars Bentley has always also developed sports cars that can be driven on public roads. The first Grand Tourer was the Bentley 3-Litre, developed in 1919. Using the metric system in the name of the car was a hint at Bentley´s ambition to produce a car that could drive on all continents. Many think that the 8-Litre introduced in 1930 is Walter Bentley´s masterpiece. The car was so powerful that 100 miles per hour could easily be reached regardless of the chassis the owner had chosen. For that time this was an amazing performance.

Takeover by Rolls Royce

After Bentley had been taken over by Rolls Royce in 1931 it had more than enough financial resources to ensure the company´s survival. The cooperation with its former competitor resulted in the improvement of quality and the simpler handling of its models. The last Grand Tourer developed under the control of Rolls Royce was the Continental R which was launched in 1991. The Continental T with its more powerful engine and the shorter wheel base was an even faster version of it.

Continental GT

After taking over the company, the Volkswagen Group with its very innovative Bentley Continental GT not only reinvented the Grand Tourer but also the brand Bentley. The big coupé was initially fitted with the magic 6.0 W12, an engine which could also be found in other cars of the Volkswagen Group. Many praised this engine because of its fantastic performance; the car could cruise on highways with both utmost comfort and at very high speeds. The only disadvantage of it was, that the enormous engine made the car very heavy. After the facelift of the Continental GT in 2011 it was therefore decided to also build the car with a lighter 4.0 V8. And indeed, in 2012 the Continental GT came on the market with the 510hp V8 engine.

This specific car

This Bentley was first delivered in The Netherlands but was then exported to Germany in 2013. After 3 years, in 2016, the car returned to The Netherlands and since then has had only one owner. After having been serviced in March 2019 the Bentley is ready to drive many more pleasant miles. This specific car is a second generation Continental GT with the fine 4.0 V8 engine delivering 510 hp. Its colours have been chosen with a lot of taste. The Granite goes perfectly well with the Dark Bourbon interior. The very complete Mulliner package makes driving it even more pleasant and the workmanship is phenomenal with meticulous attention to detail.

Bentley Exclusive options

All options Main Paint
Boot carpet
Contrast Stitching
Stitching to Steering Wheel in Contrasting Colour
Mulliner Driving Specification Including Colour Specification
Deep Pile Overmats to Front & Rear
Heated, Single Tone & Seat Ventilation to Front Seats
Power Boot Opening and Closing
Remote Controlled Garage Door / Electronic Gate Opener – Euro Link System

We would like to invite you to get to know this Bentley Continental GT and the fantastic driving experience it offers. Please make an appointment with Ruurt Georg, e-mail rgeorg@broekhuis.nl, telephone number 0031 30 8507500

*Brooks Classics is a company affiliated with Broekhuis Groep and is a specialised, small-scale dealer in high quality Classic British and Italian cars. For more information see the website www.brooksclassics.nl or contact us. Telephone number 0031 30 8507500 / rgeorg@broekhuis.nl *

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