• Dec 10th 2011 at 10:01AM
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Back in 2008, Milanese design studio Zagato got together with Bentley to create the Continental GTZ, a coachbuilt version of Crewe's prolific luxury coupe. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the design had some beautiful elements, but the GTZ wasn't supposed to be a one-and-done affair. For a handsome fee, Zagato offered to rebody anyone's Continental GT to mirror the show car; no more than nine examples were to be built. Unfortunately, it looks like nobody was willing to shell out the €800,000 asking price (a bit over $1M USD – plus the donor car's MSRP) to have theirs converted.

As a result, it seems that only the one example was made. But – good news, everyone! – that solitary example, in two-tone silver and green – is now in the United States and available for sale. This is said to be the actual show car, based on a Continental GT Speed, that debuted at the Geneva Palexpo two and a half years ago. The one-of-a-kind creation has just 870 miles on the odometer and promises to endure as a unique collectable. However, that uniqueness carries an insane price tag: Bentley San Francisco, the seller, is looking for a $1.1 million starting bid (on a $1.45 million Buy It Now price). No bids have been registered thus far.

Have a closer look at the auction images from Bentley San Francisco in the gallery above, scope out our original images in the high-res gallery below and follow the link to the auction page for more.


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      masonperegrine
      • 3 Years Ago
      For 1.45 million I'd be asking them where the hell are the wheels it was shown with in Geneva?
      mark_m
      • 3 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that thinks the stock Continental looks way better?
        dtrump_21
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mark_m
        Zagato is a joke. Oh yeah Italian design, oooooh great! Nothing they design is an improvement. So yes....the stock Continental looks way better........way better
      alexkoolur
      • 3 Years Ago
      No bids registered. Shocking. Hmmm Veyron or some cheap fiberglass molds tacked onto a $180k car...hmmmm
      Autoblogist
      • 3 Years Ago
      The rearend is kind of cool in a retro way, but the front looks like some teenager had some chicken wire and decided to pimp his truck grille. Just cheap looking.
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      it's a gorgeous design, full of subtlety, but the majority of buyers of million dollar cars aren't exactly looking for subtlety. This is a car designed for Pebble Beach in 50 years, but I don't see the value increasing during those years. Except for the inevitable inflation in the next 50 years, it's already $1.5 million. Interesting car none-the-less. I'd like a scale model of it!
        SYE
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        There is no way this hack job makes it to Concours in 50 years.. unless everything from 1910-1960 is somehow destroyed. Maybe someone will care about this in 50 years, but I don't think it will ever be a Pebble Beach Concours winner -- very few modern cars will.
          masonperegrine
          • 3 Years Ago
          @SYE
          Modern cars won't be modern in 50 years though. And everything between 1910-1960 was considered modern at the time.
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      if i hav a few billions i would definately buy it...gain in value is guaranteed
      Marcel
      • 3 Years Ago
      Remove these foglight at the front an it will be ok. But not 1.1 mln USD ok.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nobody wanted it when it was $1,000,000, so who's going to bid on it for $1.1M?
      Evan McMiller
      • 3 Years Ago
      Beautiful, but it is not worth anything close to a million.
      Worx2749
      • 3 Years Ago
      Roof a lighter color? Is this 1956? Pimp-mobile wheels? Investment? Not at that price.
      ammca66564
      • 3 Years Ago
      The back end of that beast is magnificent.
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