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BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT Z ZAGATO - £450,000

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1 of 8 Zagato bodied cars. Only 9000 miles from new. Full Bentley history. The Bentley Continental GT was much maligned by the press when the first cars came off the Crewe production line in 2003 but in the last two decades it has gone on to become recognised as one of if not THE best Grand Tourer's of this century. With a silky smooth W12 engine providing mountains of power but no intrusion unless desired the mantra of early Bentley's as silent sports cars was truly perfected with the Conti GT. As such a capable and all round splendid car the Continental range quickly became Bentley's best ever selling model, shows how wrong the press can be...The down side of this popularity & success, of course, is that rarity is not an attribute of which the standard Continental GT's boast. Fear not though, as extreme rarity is exactly what we are dealing with here, only eight Zagato bodied GTZ's were ever produced. Only two of those were in right hand drive. Whenever Zagato pen the shape of a motorcar the interest of all enthusiasts is dramatically peaked, the legendary Carrossier evoking feelings of nostalgia & the halcyon days of 1950 & 60's race cars and the infamous double bubble. Although the interest of many is exacerbated the reality of ownership is however reserved for the few, Zagato bodied cars are famously exacting and in the case of the GTZ this certainly is true with every panel hand crafted in aluminium giving her the stunning shape. Cost when new was obviously quite significant, somewhere around half a million plus the cost of the car plus the cost to get her to Zagato's Milanese factory. As ever with proper coachbuilt cars the cost of some parts is quite eye watering, the rear lights for example are reported to have cost £15,000 a side!! The rear glass that so elegantly continues the line of the double bubble roof, will have been far in excess of that. In addition to the special body Zagato re-trimmed the interior in new leather with 'Z' stitching in all the seat-backs and embossed into all four headrests as well as adding a bespoke leather headlining. With only 9000 miles from new & 10 service stamps, all from Bentley themselves, our car is in immaculate condition and starts, runs & drives exactly as one would expect from a Continental. Underneath she is a standard Continental GT and therefore is such a pleasure to use one could even consider doing so everyday, or she could be kept in any discerning collectors stable, as she has been thus far in life, as a statement of the finest version of the Continental GT anywhere in the world

  • 8997 Miles
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 MANUAL
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: AETV56517076