Rare Speed Model. One Previous California Owner, Clean Carfax Report, Just 21K Miles. Twin-Turbocharged 6.0-Liter W12 and All-Wheel Drive!
2011 Bentley Continental GTC Speed
Dark Sapphire with Linen-Beluga and Piano Black Veneer
For decades Bentley Motorcars has successfully delivered the challenging combination of penultimate luxury and powerful performance in a wide range of their amazing motorcars. With each offering, the Continental series has surpassed even the most stringent of expectations demanded by royalty, Hollywood elite, and wealthy clientele. Not only have the cars been beautifully appointed and remarkably agile, they have continually held a leadership position in design and luxury features beyond even their most ardent competitors.
Upon release in 2006, the Continental GTC, featuring an automatic retractable roof design, allowed for open air motoring in a car capable of achieving 0-60 in 5 seconds, with a top speed of 195 mph (roof up). Those daring enough to achieve top speed with the roof down will find the experience limited to a mere 189 mph. GTC Speed Performance of this caliber was achieved by the incomparable twin-turbocharged 6.0 Liter W-12 engine developing a jaw-dropping 601 horsepower and 553 lb. ft. torque. All this power was masterfully managed via a six-speed automatic transmission directed by a sophisticated computer controlled all-wheel drive system. With enough power to dislodge even a large Grey Poupon mustard jar from your glovebox, the GTC Speed was also loaded with plush interior features, delivering an unmistakable stable ride, commensurate with the finest luxury sedans yet faster, quicker, and able to stop at numbers surpassing some of the top sportscars of the day. The enormous 16” front and 13” rear carbon ceramic disc brakes (only available with the 20” wheel option) and 20” Pirelli P Zero Rosso tires delivered great stopping power and road gripping performance, all with four passenger capacity and a voluminous trunk. Additional comfort and performance amenities include a multi-function steering wheel with easy access controls, an analog clock, 14-way power heated seats, push-button ignition switch and a 210 mph speedometer.
This particular car was sold new by Bentley Newport Beach, a fitting California dealership where locals experience more than 330 days of annual sunshine and convertibles seldom raise their tops. Priced originally in excess of $200,000.00, nearly every car was specially ordered and delivered per customer specifications. The original owner used the car sparingly for nine years before selling it to a Southern California dealer in 2020. The current owner purchased the car from the dealer, essentially making this a two owner California car. At that time of his purchase, the mileage was just over 21,000, essentially the same as shown today as only a handful of miles have been added since the second owner’s purchase. The car is finished in metallic blue (named Dark Sapphire by Bentley) with a very handsome black and ivory leather interior, accented with piano black veneers, a black fabric convertible top. 20” wheels, integrated Bentley cell phone, navigation system, and built in back up camera. In May2018 a comprehensive dealer inspection was performed on the car. A recent Carfax shows regular services as needed at the dealership along with a Feb 2020 service performed at O’Gara Coach in Beverly Hills, CA.
Truly a statement of elegance and refined performance, the powerful capacity of such on-demand performance lurking beneath the beautiful bodywork is an exquisite combination. With exemplary care since new, the paint remains in excellent condition with beautiful gloss and deep luster, showing a few minor surfaces scratches and some road chips at the front of the car and along the underside rocker panels. There is a scuff at the center underside of the front air dam. Much of these minor paint imperfections could be improved with professional paint correction. Fit of the doors, hood, and trunk are factory precise and consistent. The commanding optional 20” cast wheels are in excellent condition with no curb rash, excellent finish, and Pirelli P Zero tires still showing very usable tread. Beautiful details include the Bentley name cast into the brake calipers, clear, distinctive headlight lenses shielding the Bi-Xenon units, tinted glass, and automatic side view mirrors, all of which are all in excellent condition. Subtle in color, with a stealthy presence, the stance, elegant curves, and unforgettable presence evokes power and prestige like no other car. Finishing off the exterior, the beautifully finished front and rear Bentley emblems, leave a lasting impression on anyone who enjoys refined jewelry as part of their sartorial expression.
Opening the door to enter the car, you are immediately greeted by the Bentley “Speed” logo etched into the aluminum door sills. The interior is brilliantly finished in a striking contrast of black and white materials with finishes that appear new in many areas. The premium leather luxury seating surfaces are accented with sporting distinctive harlequin stitching in the tufted seat centers, and embroidered Bentley logos. Surrounded by black doors, dash, and center console, the technologically bespoke dashboard illuminates key details with a soft blue glow. The dashboard and assorted instrumentation properly illuminate, displaying a myriad of features and systems for monitoring the car. The black interior features are accented by white stitching and many handsome brushed aluminum features. The condition of the carpeting, door panels, and other interior surfaces is excellent throughout with only minor areas of wear in the driver’s foot area. As a sporting touch, the drilled aluminum foot pedals remind the driver of the rich Bentley racing heritage steeped in Le Mans and other great historic racing venues. The trunk is fully carpeted and trimmed in white piping concealing the correct factory spare tire (never used), tools, and remote starter/charger with factory case.
Under the hood, the Twin Turbocharged W12 engine is clean and unmodified from new with exceptional detailing and factory delivered equipment in place. Services have been consistent and regular for the car even though mileage has remained quite low given the past 9 years of careful ownership. The underside is clean, very tidy and reflective of careful driving, showing no visual evidence of structural damage or compromise, further supported by the accident-free Carfax supplied earlier this year.
The car starts, runs, and drives per original specifications with astonishing precision and performance capabilities, exceeding even the most capable sportscars in the market today. Ride is remarkable in all conditions, being liquid smooth even when experiencing harsh roads, the Bentley softens all imperfections, but still delivers alert and eager responses when pressed for performance needs. Highway driving is quiet and composed with the roof up, and refreshingly calm at higher speeds even with the top down. The 12-speaker stereo sound system combined with concealed 6-disc CD player welcomes even the most finicky of audiophiles into concert-hall splendor, also quite balanced even with the top down. The car comes with two sets of keys, owner information books and manual, Bentley charger/starter and case, and a copy of the recent Carfax.
With its cutting-edge performance technology, elegant open design, and luxurious amenities, this Bentley Continental GTC Speed is sure to become an iconic car in the coming decades. Recognized as one of the finest luxury performance automotive brands in the world, this Bentley represents a remarkably opportunity to acquire a superlative automobile at a fraction of the original price, featuring the finest in technology, performance, and elegance, as only a Bentley can offer.
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