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Bentley Continental GT rally car sells for $69K

By Chris Thompson, 19 Sep 2017 News

Bentley Continental GT rally car side

6.0-litre W12 monster given the Mad Max treatment for off-roading luxury

A very heavily customised Bentley Coninental GT has been sold in the UK for £40,800, or just $69,000 of our own dollars.

But it’s not just a ‘custom’ car with a few mechanical tweaks or some interior modifications. This is a properly brutal off-roader Conti.

Having been transformed on the National Geographic series Supercar Megabuild, the Continental is actually road-legal in the UK, and retains its original 6.0-litre W12 Bentley donk.

Bentley-Continental-GT-rally-car-headlights.jpgThe listing which was on eBay UK while the car was being auctioned said the car has had £25,000 worth of upgrades and modifications to turn it into an off roader. It’s also done a fair few kays, however – with the last service recorded being done at 119,000 miles (or 191,471km).

In a show of honesty, the listing calls for a buyer who has “mechanical knowhow to turn it into a true Dakar rally vehicle.”

Bentley-Continental-GT-rally-rear.jpgFour-wheel-drive, two adjustable racing shocks per corner, all-terrain tyres, a rollcage, and bash plates mean this beast is no poseur – it’s even got mounted bars, lights, and a spare wheel with space for jerry cans.

It does, however, retain some of its Bentley luxury.

Inside is a leather sports interior with heated seats, a leather wheel with paddle shifters, dual-climate air con, and controls to adjust the ride height.

Bentley-Continental-GT-rally-car-interior.jpgThe pictured is supposedly the interior of the car before the transformation, and from the description it doesn’t sound like much has changed.

If you’re not keen on the khaki green, fear not. It’s just a wrap. Underneath the car is still its original Silver Metallic. So no need to worry about originality, then…