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Prindiville is delighted to offer this Bentley Continental SC finished in Silver Pearl on Atlantic Hide with Walnut Burr trim.
Unveiled at the September 1998 Paris Salon, the Bentley Continental SC became the marque’s flagship model. Sharing the same short wheelbase platform as its high-performance Continental T sibling, the newcomer featured an intricately glazed roof with detachable panels above the front seat occupants that could be stowed neatly in the boot. Entrusted with making the necessary sheetmetal changes, Pininfarina also added chassis bracing along the lines of the soft-topped Azure model. Powered by a tuned version of Bentley’s iconic 6.75 litre turbocharged V8 engine allied to four-speed automatic transmission, the SC or Sedanca Coupe – so-called because its elegant lines recalled one of the 1930s most charismatic bodystyles – had a quoted 406bhp and 835Nm on tap. Reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 6.1 seconds and 155mph, the 2+2-seater was trimmed with the very finest leather hides, wool carpets and wood veneers available. A paragon of luxury, as one might expect given its £255,000 price tag, just 73 examples were sold worldwide.
SC Limited edition (1 of 73), LHD, Targa glass roof, Dark Blue Top Roll & Centre Console split Light Grey. Light Grey Headlining & Rear Parcel Shelf. Burr Walnut Veneers to Fascia / Centre Console / Door Cappings. Drilled Aluminium Pedals, Dark Blue Lambswool Over Rugs, Two-way heated seats, Electric memory front seats, Electronically adjusted steering wheel, A/C, Cigar lighter (front + rear), rear arm rest with storage, Alpine head-unit, Chrome switches, Chrome+ Leather gearlever, Ashtray, Factory immobiliser, Auto-lights.
Chassis number 65005 was first delivered to Germany on the 17th of December 1999. Subsequently the car relocated to the UK on the 23rd of that month and had an assurance check @ Bentley Leicester. Further on, the car returned to the Leicester main agent a further 8 times for service.
The current owner purchased the car from Stratton Aston Martin Norwich in February 2007 with the odometer reading a mere 12,800 miles. After a year of ownership the current custodian took the car to Germany and whilst away had the car serviced at 14k miles @ Bentley Frankfurt before returning back to the UK.
Since the owners return, the car has been garaged and off-road. Most recently, at the end of 2016 the car was taken to Broughtons Bentley Surrey for an MoT and vehicle health check at 16,050 miles.
With an array of MoT and service certificates this extremely low mileage SC has enjoyed a peaceful life through fastidious ownership.
Prindiville are delighted to have this example in our Canary Wharf showroom with all original owners pack, service book and key.