For decades, the Bentley Continental has been a sign of luxury and opulence. It’s had a successful run for sure, in production since 1984, and before that, from 1952 – 1965. These days, the Continental comes in the form of the Continental GT and the Continental GT Convertible, but throughout its history, the Bentley Continental has been available in a number of variations.
We often have these particular models for sale in our used inventory here at Prestige Imports in North Miami Beach, FL. Regardless of which Bentley Continental model you select, you can always expect that ideal blend of high-end luxury and exhilarating performance. It’s the best of both worlds with Bentley, and you simply can’t go wrong with the Continental, but if you’d like to learn more details about the car’s various generations, you can read on below.
Though they aren’t easy to come by, the first Bentley Continental models arrived in the 1950s with the Continental R-Type, S1, S2 and S3. The pre-owned Continental models you’re more likely to come across, however, are those from later model years. When the Continental came back in 1984, it was a variation of the Rolls-Royce Corniche, but it developed its own identify with the Bentley Continental R in 1991, featuring a 4-speed automatic transmission and a 6.75-liter turbo V8... pretty impressive at the time. There were a few special editions of the Continental R until 2003, when we see a much closer iteration of the Bentley Continental that we know and love today.
The Continental GT was released in 2003 with a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 delivering 552 hp, while the latest generation was launched in 2018. Regardless of which version of the Bentley Continental you’re looking for, we can help you explore the used options that we currently have available here in the Miami area. We look forward to seeing you at Prestige Imports.