For that money i'd be in a Porsche.
I don't think i'd enjoy maintaining a Bentley. I like wrenching on cars and it just seems like a car that would piss me off. I already know what to expect of a Porsche and am familiar with them.
Seeing what they've done with the new CGT V8, it's telling as to what was wrong with the original car (weight, understeer, nose heavy).
I don't think they're bad looking, but it's at the back of the pack for cars in that price range I would buy. Even confining the choice to full size 2+2 GTs, you'd see me in some form of M-B CL-class first.
This is one of the very few performance oriented cars that I would feel perfectly comfortable driving as an automatic (which is a good thing in this instance, of course!) and I just so happen to like the styling of the car. So I could absolutely see myself driving a used version of the GT.
Having said that, for $65k, I wouldn't consider a Bentley GT. I'd much rather order a brand new Cayman S with just a couple of performance options for $3-$4k more and then do european delivery. The car and the experience would just be so much cooler than the Bentley GT.
However, if these cars get down to say $40k, crazy things might just happen.
If I had to spend 65k on a used luxo/performance GT car, I'd probably go with a Mercedes CL63 over the Conti GT, you'll get a much newer car for the same money.
Or a 997 turbo
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Never really cared for the Bently GT. It's a confused car IMO. It has lots of power but don't handle all that well, it's not that big, but weights like full size SUV, it's a a luxury GT, but it's pretty cramped inside. For the money new or used there are better cars out there.
I would definitely get one if I had the money. It drives like the tank it resembles. The fact that my grandparents' Flying Spur has survived their maintenance schedule (nonexistent) has sold me on that car. They literally don't take their cars in until they're broken. It does have this weird tendency to randomly throw up a overheat! warning for 30sec. when driving on the highway though.
The fact that you are greeted with the same tone as my old Jetta MKIV when the lights are on and you open the door was disconcerting. It's had a bunch of small trim pieces break too, but I'm not sure if that's a result of my young family members or not.