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For Sale on AutoTrader: Janet Jackson & Jermaine Dupri's Bentley

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author photo by J. Mark Sternberg June 2011

Exotics are bought and sold differently than normal cars. People spend fortunes on their ride because of the way they make them look or feel, or because there is something special about one specific car that sets it apart from everything else in the world.

For sale right now on AutoTrader.com is a customized Bentley Continental GTC that was once owned by Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri.

Dupri is a media producer and the founder of the So So Def record label. Dupri and Jackson were an item for nearly seven years, but split in 2009 shortly after the death of Janet's brother, Michael Jackson.

Regardless of its celebrity pedigree, the Continental GTC is a star all on its own. It is the convertible version of the company's popular Continental GT coupe, powered by a 500-horsepwer 6.0-liter W12 engine. It's capable of going from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of just under 200 mph.

Shortly after buying it, Dupri had this GTC shipped off to Platinum Motorsports for a custom makeover. They fitted the car with a body kit and exhaust system from Masonry Design, an aftermarket parts company that specializes in exotic cars.

After the work was done, DUB Magazine ran a feature on Dupri that showcased the Continental GTC on its cover.

The car isn't exactly the same state as when Dupri owned it. "The headrests used to have the name of his record label," said Paul Kohl, who works for Weisco Motorcars, the dealership that is selling the Bentley. The dealer sent the car off to an upholsterer to have the logos removed.

"It was a little much," Kohl said, "It was going to be hard to sell."

One other change has been made since Dupri parted with the Bentley. A new set of 22-inch custom wheels has been fitted. In the Dub Magazine feature, the Bentley was sporting a set of silver and black 10-spoke wheels.

According to Kohl, when Weisco Motorcars acquired the Continental it was wearing the factory Bentley wheels. They decided to put on the custom black and white wheels seen above in order to maintain the car's modified look.

The dealer still has the factory wheels, and will gladly swap them out if the car's buyer doesn't care for the custom ones.

Aside from that, the Bentley is pretty much the same as when Platinum Motorsports delivered it to Jackson and Dupri.

The dealer claims that Jackson and Dupri invested more than $275,000 to customize this drop top exotic. Considering that the Continental GTC cost nearly $200,000 on its own, it's fair to say the pair dropped some serious cash to make sure their ride was one of a kind.

See the listing here.  Check out the archived copy after the car sells.

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