2000 Bentley Continental SCOffered without reserve
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 2019 - The Calumet Collection
- Offered from the Calumet Collection
- Believed to have been the first built; one of only four delivered as 2000 models
- Very fine original condition; a favorite tour and highway automobile
- Accompanied by build documentation and a clean CARFAX
Resurrecting a body style unseen since the Classic Era, the Bentley Continental SC was a limited-production sedanca coupe, featuring a full tinted glass roof with a two-piece removable section above the driver’s seat, similar to the “T-top” of a modern Camaro or Corvette. When removed from the car, the panels fit into a special padded, carpeted hold within the trunk. Just 73 examples of the model were produced between late 1998 and early 2000, and they remain highly sought after by collectors of significant Rolls-Royce and Bentley models.
Build documentation accompanying this Continental SC notes, intriguingly, that it was actually the first Continental SC produced. Numerous production difficulties and delays ensued – as is typical of the introduction of a new model – lasting for well over a year. The car was finally sold to its original owner as a 2000 model, one of just four Continental SCs so-delivered for that year, finished in the wonderful color scheme of Peacock over Oatmeal.
A favorite tour car within the Calumet Collection, that has been used and enjoyed extensively while being well-kept by their in-house staff, the Bentley remains in very fine condition, with 24,527 miles noted at the time of cataloguing. It is accompanied by a clear CARFAX report, a pair of shot glasses, and a flask for the rear seat armrest, and is very tidy and well-detailed throughout.
This is a lovely example of one of the most head-turning and unique modern Bentleys.