Michael Jordan first rose to fame in the mid 1980s, claiming
National Basketball Association Rookie of the Year honors after his
1984-85 season with the Chicago Bulls. The third pick in the first
round of the 1984 NBA draft, he averaged 28.2 points per game and
would go on to lead the Bulls to the playoffs for their first time
in four years.
Fast forward to the early 1990s, and Jordan was the highlight of
one of the greatest, if not the greatest, sports dynasties of all
times. Along with fellow Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and coach
Phil Jackson, Jordan lead the Bulls to six NBA championships
between 1991 and 1998. Along the way, Jordan earned his place in
the NBA record books for highest career regular season scoring
average and highest career playoff scoring average of 30.12 and
33.45 points, respectively.
His laser-focused basket-sinking skills made Jordan the stuff of
legend on the court. Off the court, his business acumen - and a
well-crafted long-term deal with Nike -made him a billionaire, a
milestone Forbes noted in its 2015 list of the world's richest
Now, imagine floating down the highway in the same sort of luxury
as the most famously gifted basketball player of all time, senses
tingling to the rumble and power of its twin turbocharged W-12
Consider climbing behind the wheel of a car with a design so sleek,
maneuverability so exceptional, it actually inspired a pair of that
famous athlete's famous shoes.
That's right, Jordan so loved the 2005 Bentley Continental GT that
he bought brand new that the Nike Air Jordan XXI basketball shoe,
issued in 2006, featured Bentley-inspired, grille-like lower foot
vents and other characteristics.
With its 552-horsepower engine capable of 200 mph, all-wheel drive
suspension and perfect blend of luxury interior and sports car
handling, what's not to love? Bentleys are exceptionally well-built
cars. They feature hand-crafted amenities and are unmatched in
So, while it's unusual for a celebrity to keep a car for more than
a year, let alone six, we can't blame Jordan for hanging on to his
Bentley until 2011. We're just glad that when he did sell his
forest green coupe, he sold it to us. Because nothing beats the
luxury styling and sports handling of a Bentley - unless that
Bentley was the personal driver of Michael "Air" Jordan.
Michael Jordan's Bentley has been a crown jewel in Volo Auto
Museum's Cars of the Rich and Famous collection ever since he sold
it to us in 2011. Featuring Jordan's personalizations like tinted
glass (to remain unseen), $9,000 Lowenhart wheels and a talking
radar system with front and rear sensors, it could now be a crown
jewel in your collection.
The car still is titled in Jordan's name, with full documentation.
It still bears the 14,700 original miles the legend himself placed
on the odometer. CDs the superstar left in the car, and the factory
Bentley phone that came with it, unwiped of Jordan's contacts, also
Right now, Jordan's captivating rise from his days as a North
Carolina Tar Heel to leading the Chicago Bulls to the team's dual
1990s three-peats is recapturing imaginations everywhere. A
record-setting 6 million average viewers watched the first two
episodes of the 10-part ESPN docu-series, "The Last Dance," when
they became available April 19.
It's hard to imagine a day when interest in the player many refer
to as the Greatest Athlete of All Time will wane. As anyone who
ever saw Jordan play knows, the man defied gravity.
And as anyone who ever sees you driving this car will know, your
taste defies it, too.
Cost new with Michael's upgrades, nearly $200,000