You know what’s better than a Chrysler Sebring? Anything but a Sebring posing as a 2015 Bentley Continental GTC…
All jokes aside, this seemingly accurate replica hails from eBay, where the seller is asking for a whopping $85,000 in return for what was once a Chrysler, built in Michigan as opposed to Crewe, England. Still, the car features plenty of authentic Bentley parts.
Why am I even considering this?
You’re probably not – or at least we hope you’re not seriously contemplating it. The seller is arguing that when new, the 2015 Continental GTC would run about about twice what the asking price for this replica is. Common sense however dictates that you can buy a real pre-owned 2007-2008 Bentley Continental GTC for as as little as $50,000 to $60,000 In the U.S. – with reasonably low mileage on their V12 engines (twice as many cylinders as what this replica is packing).
What’s good about this replica?
If you’re interested or at least curious about everything that went into transforming this Sebring into something that might trick you’re 5 year old nephew into thinking it’s one of Crew’s finest, here’s a list of some of the mods: Authentic dashboard with authentic steering wheel, Breitling clock, sunglass holder, emblems and logos. You also get authentic taillights, four brand new tires and rims, tinted windows, LED lighting, carbon fiber interior switches and a brushed metal gear selector, reinforced steel inside the doors for added safety, power driver’s and passenger seat, red calipers and even a Bentley key fob.
There are however a few issues with it, as stated by the seller in the ad. For example, the driver side window goes up kind of slow, while the window moldings and seals can “leak a bit” – although they specify that it’s only a problem in heavy downpours. Also, don’t slam the hood shut or raise it past the point where it’s being held by the rod.
At the end of the day, while it may look like a Bentley, mechanically it’s still a FWD V6-powered Chrysler, which is not the most opulent of combinations.