Amazing From Every Angle
Finished in Fountain Blue, a $4,395 option, with a dark blue soft-top, the exterior condition of this 2014 Continental convertible is immaculate, in part due to showing just over 6,000 miles on the clock. It is fitted with quad bi-xenon headlights with integrated washers, LED daytime-running lights, and LED tail lamps.
That gorgeous matrix-style front grille is part of the Extended Driving Specification, a $4,425 option. These Continentals are known for their muscular rear haunches with crisp lines, a design enabled by what Bentley calls “superforming”. This process involves heating 5083-grade aluminum sheet to 932° F and forming it around a buck with air pressure alone.
The insulated, four-layer soft-top is power-operated and features a heated glass rear window that looks to be in excellent condition. A subtle design highlight is the chrome trim that runs continuously around the convertible top, door frames and windshield frame.
Other features include rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated and power-folding side mirrors, keyless entry, W12 fender badges, integrated rear spoiler, and polished stainless-steel exhaust outlets.
Part of the optional $10,000 Mulliner Driving Specification, the polished 21” two-piece alloys are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero rubber, sized 275/35 all around. They frame Bentley-branded calipers finished in black, with curb rash detailed in the gallery.
As seen in the extensive gallery, undercarriage condition is very good. Per the owner, there is no rust present and no history of paint or body work on the car.
Crewe Coachwork Showcase
The cabin of this 2014 Continental GTC is like a showcase for what the artisans in Crewe are capable of. Finished in a combination of Magnolia and Beluga leather with Tamo Ash veneer, the interior is incredible in both presentation and condition, with minor driver-side bolster creasing and headliner wrinkling the only notable signs of wear.
All four seats are upholstered in diamond-quilted Magnolia leather, which carries through to the lower dashboard, steering wheel, and door panels. Beluga is featured along the upper dash, center stack, stowable front armrests and carpeting. Tamo Ash trims the dash, center stack and console, door panels and overhead console.
Amenities include climatized and massaging front seats, memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, Park Distance Control, and neck warmers integrated into the seat backs. Wrapped in Beluga and Magnolia with contrast stitching, the multi-function steering wheel frames a set of shifter paddles and Bentley-branded instrumentation.
Gauges consist of an 8,000-rpm tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel level, 210-mph speedometer, and digital multi-function display. Additional features include an analog Breitling dash clock, Adaptive Cruise Control, and 8” touchscreen infotainment interface with navigation and CD-player.
This car was fitted with the “Naim for Bentley” premium audio system, a $7,300 option. Highlights of the Extended Driving and Mulliner Specifications include deep-pile carpeted floor mats, backup camera, wind deflector, knurled shifter, and drilled alloy pedals.
Bentley-branded door sill plates are fitted and the car features a color-keyed headliner. Contrast stitching and bindings were optioned throughout the cabin, including on the color-matched trunk carpet. A 20” spare is housed in the trunk underfloor compartment.
Fitted with dual turbochargers, the original 6.0-liter W12 motor is mounted in a clean engine bay that retains the factory shrouds. Making 567 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque when new, this biggest of Bentley power plants mates to a ZF Eight-speed automatic spinning all four wheels via the permanent AWD system.
Notable systems include air suspension with Continuous Damping Control, electronic stability control, Traction Assistance, and Drag Torque Control. The car also features speed-sensitive steering and was quoted by Bentley as catapulting to 60 mph in an effortless 4.4 seconds.
There are no known issues with the car and service history is detailed on the included Carfax report.
Defying Automotive Norms
Located in Armonk, New York, this 2014 Bentley Continental GTC has been with the same owner since new and shows just 6,243 miles on the clock. It is an all-original, unmodified example that was fitted with some $40,000 of factory options bringing the original price to more than a quarter-million dollars as noted on the window sticker in the gallery.
This is a car that defies nearly all automotive norms from its staggering power and sculpted design to the mirror-matched wood-trimmed cabin literally built by hand. That today’s example shows such low mileage means the next owner will get to experience this four-wheeled superlative machine for years to come.