• Aug 18, 2010
Mike Tyson's 1997 Bentley Continental T – Click above for image gallery

You want a heavyweight? Look no further than the previous-generation Bentley Continental T. It may have been shorter and lighter than the Continental R, but it was still based on prehistoric architecture and packed 650 pound-feet of torque. But even among the 322 units that were produced and sold, this one stands out hand and fist over the rest of 'em. That's because this particular example belonged to Mike Tyson.

The Champ was known to spend more than even he had, and this isn't the first time one of his Bentleys has gone up for sale. Want to know more? Let us chew your ear, so to speak: This particular turbocharged model came equipped with two-tone red and black Connolly leather interior, a polished aluminum dashboard encompassing a red starter button and a McIntosh sound system.

Sold to Tyson in Las Vegas by Rolls-Royce of New York in 1997, the car has since accumulated 40,000 kilometers (under 25,000 miles) and has undergone an overhaul at the hands of England's Phantom Motor Cars. The asking price from the current owner in Germany comes in around $170 grand.



[Source: JamesList]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      "Chew your ear"! Love it. Mike & I have something in common. I also seen to spend more than i have!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sold in the US, overhauled in England and now up for sale in Germany? This car's traveled more than most people do in their lifetime! Is there something fishy here?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Too bad this is not the same Bentley he tried to give to cops when he was in an accident.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe it's because I don't own one that this doesn't make sense to me, but why does a car that's 13 yrs old, with 40,000 km on it need an overhaul?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Because engines are designed to be used not stored. Seals, bearings and hoses on cars will start to go on cars at 10 years whether they have been driven 100k miles or 20miles.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Because it's probably all chewed up ;)

      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, that dashboard is kinda plain and ugly, especially for a Bentley.


      Still, its a car I would love to have.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Exactly what I was thinking.


        BTW, great screen name Bob-omb!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Are they sure the car's not a 1987? I mean, wow.
      • 4 Years Ago
      don't cut in front of me, or I will bite your side mirror off
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very nice car. That only proves that if you're popular, you are rich and you can have what you want including these kind of luxury cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess this was from the days before athletes blinged out their rides...I mean just look at those wheels...it may be just the picture but those look hideous...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I know it's a different company, but when I saw "McIntosh sound", my mind immediately played the Apple Macintosh startup sound... >_<

      That interior is just a tad gaudy.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. The outside is pretty clean and sharp looking, that interior looks like something put together for a kit car.

        A Bentley without wood leaves me without wood.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not as good as Jon Voight's car the, good old Lebaron.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This probably would look better with some fake wood on it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder how much the "celebrity" factor adds to this one. I'm a big fan of the big Bentley coupes and would love to have one of these someday. The interior is a little extravagant, but I do like the engine turned dash. Later Bentleys are more toned down.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's performance is impetuous, it's security is impregnable!
        • 4 Years Ago
        After Lou Gehrig, that's my favorite athlete quote of all time. Of all time.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well played!
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