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 at time of launch.
A good example of the rare and desirable T model finished in a great colour scheme of dark Atlantic Blue with parchment hide interior. It features a stereo upgrade and optional rear parking sensors.
Originally supplied and maintained by Bentley agents Weybridge Automobiles, the car has a fully stamped original service book with 13 service stamps recorded with Official Bentley dealers and specialists. It has covered 70,000 miles from new and the cars good order would suggest it has been well cared for by each owner.
A fine example of a desirable contemporary Bentley model that remains eminently usable. It comes with the above mentioned stamped maintenance book, all other owners manuals, tools, keys, sundry invoices and a current MOT Certificate expiring in September 2018.