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2008 Bentley Continental GTC

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  • Mileage~40,831 on clock
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine6.0L V12
  • LocationLaunceston


2008 Bentley Continental GTC

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Jacob Boodrie
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Looking for the ultimate luxury grand tourer the market has to offer - look no further than the sophisticated and refined W12-powered Continental GTC.

Launched in 2003, the Bentley Continental was the first car to be made under VAG management, and has succeeded to become one of Bentley's finest grand tourers, using mass production manufacturing techniques from the factory in Crewe, Cheshire.

This 'Beluga Black' Continental GTC currently belongs to Phil who has thoroughly enjoyed touring in the car across Europe for the past 2 years. As you would expect, it comes highly spec'd to show off the latest features and technology the Continental GTC had to offer. The GTC is powered by the mighty 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 engine, which produces a whopping 552bhp with a top speed of 197.6mph, offering a fantastic wind-through hair motoring experience.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after meeting Phil the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Phil fancied himself a Continental, and when this all-black GTC example came up for sale he couldn't resist adding it to his collection.

Phil likes his cars, and when he was in the market for a sporty convertible he came across this luxurious Continental GTC, it met all his needs and he bought it back in 2020.

After having his fun in this thrilling grand tourer Phil has decided to part with the car and focus his attention on his favourite other pastime, restoring boats. Phil will be more than happy to answer any of your questions in the comments below.

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Beluga Black paintwork and black gloss alloys offer a sophisticated and sporty look on any road.

Wheels and Tyres

Phil has changed out the original Silver wheels for 20" gloss black wheels, found here and presenting in overall good condition. Looking closely, we did notice some very signs of curbing to the edge on the nearside front alloy.

Phil reports Pirelli P-Zero's are fitted and dated 2011 and we did notice that the front nearside has some non structural damage to the tyre wall. View the image gallery and video review to see the detail.


The bodywork of this GTC presents in great condition, with all the panel gaps around the car look to align very well, just as you would expect from a luxury grand tourer car of this calibre.

Everything looked crisp and sharp - we did notice just a few age-related marks including stone chips, the odd scratch and a small ding in the passenger door.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


Finished in a desirable and timeless "Beluga Black", the paint appeared in good condition on our visit, finished to a high standard, with even coverage and colour across each panel. On our visit we did notice the smallest area of flaking to the bottom offside side skirt and some light staining to paint on the rear convertible hood flap.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this example looks great and in line with the mileage and ownership, we didn't notice any major chips, cracks, or discolouration on our visit. The window seals look good too and in line with the rest of the condition of the car.

Please view the image gallery to see the detail.


Fully equipped with the latest technology 2008 had to offer, with the iconic diamond stitched seats.

Seats and Carpets

Equipped with black leather diamond quilted stitched seats which look in great condition within this luxurious and sporty cabin.

The soft leather continues to the door cards, and the car has deep pile carpets with over mats. You can tell this car has been cared for over its lifetime.

We just noticed a very small stain to the nearside rear passenger's carpet.

Please take a look at the extensive media for a detailed view of the cabin.


A familiar and luxurious Bentley setup to anybody who's driven one before, the classic and classy chrome bezel dial instrument set up greets you as you sit within this car.

The dashboard in this car has no signs of any major damage or scuffs.

The odometer showed a reading of ~40,831 miles on our visit.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The original four-spoke multifunctional Bentley steering wheel is fitted and equipped with an airbag.

The original steering wheel presents in great condition in line with the mileage of this car, the automatic gearstick looks great too, finished in chrome.


Sit back, relax and let the W12 6.0L whisp you up to 60mph in just 4.8 seconds.

Engine and Gearbox

The real talking point of this Continental GTC is the 6.0L twin-turbo W12 engine, which produces a whopping 552bhp, 0-60mph speed of 4.8s, and a top speed of 197.6mph.

Take a look to see 'One the Road' footage and hear the 6L kick into life. Phil reports that the car goes through the gears as it should. Take a look at the mechanical video to see the car starting from cold, driving around, and for a closer look underneath the GTC, and the smart engine bay.

The car was last serviced by a local Bentley specialist ~300 miles ago in July 2022. There is a detailed history file that comes with the car recording all the previous servicing and attention.

Suspension and Brakes

Phil mentions that the suspension feels good, no unusual knocks or noises present, and we didn't observe anything on our short trip in the car.

Please view the mechanical photos and video to see underneath the car.

The Drive

The GTC offers an incredible mix of build quality, sophisticated image, and refined driving capabilities - you will not be disappointed when you sit in the cabin of the Bentley Continental.

The car is ideal for any journey, with its four-wheel-drive chassis and W12 engine.

Electrics and Other

All the electrical items on the car are reported to be functional and fully working to Phil's knowledge.

History and Paperwork

This UK RHD GTC is ideal for summer touring across the continent for many years to come - with a very recent service and MOT, this Continental is ready for its next major road trip.

Coming out of a two year ownership, the car comes with a fresh service and and various receipts / MOTs / invoices for work over the years. With the last serviced carried out by a Bentley specialist ~300 miles ago on the 22nd July 2022.

Phil will be more than happy to answer any of your questions in the comments below.

The car is being sold with it's private number plate 'HO51 EAN', the original plates are also included within the sale, 'GN08 PMV'.

Factory Options:
0GG = Emission standard EU4
4UF = Drivers and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
1E4 = Activated charcoal canister acc. to ORVRand siphoning device for filling up
8ZP = Antenna
9WA = Without multimedia
1KK = Disc brakes, rear
1LL = Disc brakes, front
B0A = Component parts set without country-specific design requirement
1AT = Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
QJ0 = Without aluminum/chrome work package
1BK = 4-corner air suspension with electronic shock absorption control
3FN = Canvas convertible top, operated electrically
G02 = Front shock absorption
2G1 = Insert for the filling up of unleaded fuel
7AH = Electronic vehicle immobilization device with alarm system, passenger compartment control and backup horn
5TL = Decorative inserts in piano lacquer
7X8 = Park distance control, front and rear with rear view camera
4R4 = Power windows with comfort operation and circuit breaker
8K7 = Automatic headlight activation
8T1 = Cruise control system (CCS)
VC0 = W/o remote-controlled garage door opener
8R1 = Center high-mounted stop light
8JX = Twin headlight for driving on the left (gas discharge) w/ integrated high beam
U5B = Instrument insert, mph speedometer Great Britain
4D0 = Without seat ventilation/massage seat
7P1 = Power adjustable lumbar support in front seats
2ZM = Leather multi-function steering wheel
9VE = Digital sound package
FN3 = "MDS" version
7Q1 = Navigation system
CQ2 = Alloy wheels 9J x 20
8YK = Radio, version 3
7K3 = Tire pressure control, frequency 433 MHzhigh level version
H9N = Tires 275/35 ZR20
8SA = Taillight assemblies, standard design
4E7 = Trunk lid power closing
2K0 = Standard bumpers
9P1 = Seat belt reminder, electric contact in buckle
3L5 = Electric seat adjustment for both front seats
4A3 = Seat heater for front seats separately controlled
8F2 = Side turn signal lights
QH7 = Voice control
4KC = Side and rear windows in heat-insulating glass
4F2 = Central locking system "Keyless Entry"
B09 = Type approval Great Britain and Northern Ireland
5D1 = Carrier frequency 433.92 MHz-434.42 Mhz
QV1 = TV reception
9W5 = Car phone preparation
4GE = Clear glass windshield with viewing window for vehicle identification number
3B0 = Without additional child seat anchor
9M0 = Without auxiliary/parking heater

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
26.07.2022 MOT 40,667
22.07.2022 Service (Specialist) 40,657
09.09.2021 MOT 36,986
18.09.2020 MOT 33,290
14.09.2020 Service (MD) 31,582
02.04.2019 MOT 28,077
20.03.2018 MOT 26,662
20.02.2017 Service (MD) 26,007
17.02.2017 MOT 26,068
16.02.2016 Service (MD) 25,011
15.02.2016 MOT 25,073
06.02.2015 MOT 23,844
12.01.2015 Service (MD) 23,803
20.05.2014 MOT 22,304
21.05.2013 MOT 18,089
13.04.2012 MOT 16,120
10.05.2011 MOT 13,756
26.10.2010 Service (MD) 12,467
04.08.2009 Service (MD) 3,275
Key Details
  • ModelContinental GTC
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date17.06.2008
  • CC5998CC
  • Mileage~40,000
  • HistoryPresent
  • ColourBeluga Black
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SCBDE23WX8C057561
  • Engine #*018025*
  • Last Service22.07.2022
  • MOTYes. Exp - 25.07.2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers8
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandPirelli
  • Tyre Age2011
  • Security SysYes
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned2 years
  • Key FeatureW12 Engine
  • Auction ID491410

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Kulraj Salh

Update – RESERVE REMOVED – The seller Phil has removed the reserve on the auction, the car will sell to the highest bidder this evening. Good luck if you’re involved in the bidding. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics


Hi, is the car running spacers on the wheels? DC


Hi Phif
I just want to know average fuel consumption.
Thank you.


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