Unique of the Week: Bentley Continental GT Zagato

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This highly collectible one-off Bentley Continental GT styled by Zagato is now up for sale on eBay.

Back in 2008, Bentley partnered up with the legendary Milan, Italy based design house Zagato to build a very special version of the Continental GT. The result was the Continental GTZ and it was officially unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. The original plan was to build nine units. But in order to have one, customers first had to buy the $200,000 Continental GT Speed and then pay an additional €550,000 for the Zagato styling. All told, the GTZ cost €800,000 ($1.1 million).

So what did that extra €550k buy exactly? Pure Italian goodness. To start with, it features Zagato's signature double-bubble roof, a round tail with a unique taillight design, and even a hand-painted pin-stripe that's the same color as the tan interior. The leather trim was also re-upholstered in even higher quality leather complete with Z motifs that have been stitched into the seatbacks. Want more? There's also full leather headlining for the roof and keyless ignition. It's powered by the same twin turbo 6.0-liter 600hp W12 as the regular version and is mated to a six-speed automatic.

Some other features included Xenon headlights, a chrome grille, and 10-way power adjustable driver and passenger seats. As attractive as all of this is, there simply weren't enough customers willing to fork over the extra cash, resulting in what appears to be a one-off model. And now that car, the exact one that appeared at the Geneva show, is up for sale on eBay Motors by a Bentley dealership located in San Francisco, California. With only 870 miles on the odometer, there's no question that it's been meticulously maintained and hardly driven.

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For anyone looking to add something truly special to their collection, this could just be one of the best Christmas presents they ever bought for themselves. The only downside? The dealer wants to get at least $1.1 million for it and they have a 'Buy it Now' price of $1.45 million. So far there haven't been any takers and if anyone has the funds available, this Continental GTZ is certainly an attractive thing. There's no question that nobody else in the world would have an identical Continental GT, or rather, a GTZ. Thanks 'djbreakz00' for the tip. Pictures courtsey of britishmotorexotics

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