1998 Bentley Continental T

24k Miles, CA Car Since New, Perfect CARFAX, Showroom Condition!

Sold: $98,880.00

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THE ESSENTIALS

SOLD by Private Treaty!! This is a pristine showroom condition example of the incredibly high performance 1998 Bentley Continental T. The livery is an absolutely stunning Crimson Pearl metallic, being accented with the matrix grill and chrome 18” Bentley wheels. And the Wide Body configuration built by Mulliner-Park Ward swallows the wheels and makes for an aggressive looking stance. When new, this was a $325,000 hand built motorcar and this is one of 50 LHD examples built in 1998.

This Bentley is virtually as new, belying the fact that its 20 years old having covered a mere 24,000 miles. It has lived its life in the San Diego and Orange County, CA region from new, with only one registered owner. It would likely perform very well at concours events.

As stunning as the exterior appears, the interior we believe to be gorgeous. Displayed with soft tan leather with suede bolsters and contrasted with St James Red piping, the interior shows almost no wear. We love the wood accents rather than the engine turned aluminum in most Continental T’s. The burled walnut veneers are almost perfect. We noticed one very small imperfection only noticeable upon close inspection. This example is consistent with Bentley’s country club ambiance. We would like to see the mouton sheepskin overlays added on top of the red Wilton Wool carpeting.

The true heart of the Continental T is the engine and drivetrain. Built with the venerable Bentley turbocharged 6.75 liter V8, the T’s had 420 bhp and an incredible 650 ft lbs of torque available at only 2,200 RPMs. This provided the power to achieve 170 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 5.6 seconds. And this from a motorcar weighing more than two tons.

Everything works as it should. We completed a detailed inspection and found everything to be in proper order. We ran a CARFAX and found it to be perfect as well. This Bentley is ready to show, drive and enjoy.
For more details and information please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com. The Bentley is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.

1998 Bentley Continental T

Sold: $98,880.00

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 5

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1998 Bentley Continental T
1998 Bentley Continental T

Sold: $98,880.00

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VIN SCBZU25CIWCX67022
BODY STYLE Coupe
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 24,300
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Tan
EXT COLOR Red
YEAR 1998
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
Specification
ENGINE SIZE 6.75 L
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 5

Bentley Continental R and T

Interesting Fact: The Bentley Continental R is a luxurious vehicle that was manufactured from 1991 to 2003 by Bentley Motors in England. This model was the priciest, yet most powerful and high-performing Bentley of its day. This is the first Bentley where the body was not shared with a Rolls-Royce model, a trend that had…

Interesting Fact: The Bentley Continental R is a luxurious vehicle that was manufactured from 1991 to 2003 by Bentley Motors in England. This model was the priciest, yet most powerful and high-performing Bentley of its day.

This is the first Bentley where the body was not shared with a Rolls-Royce model, a trend that had continued since the 1965 S3 Continental. This model was released for $271,780 or £178,000 at the time of launch, which is equal to $501,914 or £370,804 today.

A top speed of 145 mph with a 0-to-60 time of 6.6 seconds made the Bentley Continental R stand out from other vehicles. A condensed version of the Continental R known as the Continental T was released in 1996 that features an additional 15 horsepower and a sportier look by sacrificing rear passenger legroom. This model reduced the 0-to-60 time by .4 seconds and raised the top speed to 170 mph.

The EPA ended up classifying the Continental T as a subcompact car due to its shorter wheelbase and the compact interior. Another large difference between the Continental R and T was that the latter had chrome-finished instruments and aluminum trim as opposed to the wood finish on its predecessor.

Both the Bentley Continental R and T are still heavily sought-after models, and their performance holds up to cars being manufactured today!

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