A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptionally original vehicle with low owners and great history.
The Bentley T-Series is an automobile which was produced by Bentley Motors Limited in the United Kingdom from 1965 to 1980. It was announced and displayed for the first time at the Paris Motor Show on 5 October 1965 as a Bentley-badged version of the totally redesigned chassis-less Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.
The Bentley T series was available as a four-door saloon and as a long wheelbase four-door saloon. A small number of two-door saloons were built with coachwork.
The vehicle has a chippendale dashboard.
The T series is the first Bentley (or Rolls-Royce) without a separate chassis. It is totally different from its predecessor the S series.
New steel and aluminium monocoque body with subframes to mount the engine and suspension, more space inside but smaller outside, more passenger room, particularly in the rear compartment, more luggage space dimensions: - radiator grille 5 inches lower and 2 inches wider; the whole car - 7 inches shorter, 5 inches lower and 3 1/2 inches narrower independent suspension on all four wheels with automatic height control according to loading.
Other major improvements:
Disc brakes on all wheels with a triplicate hydraulic braking system patented from Citroen that also supplied pressure for the self leveling suspension. New and lighter power steering, improved automatic transmission, eight-way adjustable electric front seats, weight reduced 150 lbs, larger fuel tank.
The engine is the least changed unit but a re-designed cylinder head allows a speed increase to 118 mph.
Our car was supplied new by Charles Follett of W1 to The Hon. Mrs K. Eykyn in 1968 and has enjoyed very careful ownership throughout its life. Recently forming part of a large European car collection. It was originally ordered in Black pearl with red leather. The car is complete with the original specification and new order documents. Recording only 2 former owners. The last since 2011 and the previous keeper registered from 1981 although invoices in the file record ownership from at least 1976. There is also older V5's, mot's including some form 1977 to 1985 with mileage recorded at 101,284 miles. The car benefits from recent expenditure by a known Bentley specialist it will be supplied with a full 12 month mot. The current mileage is 103,000.
This is a rare example of the T series.
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Finished in Walnut over Silver Sand with Beige interior. Flying B mascot, White wall tyres, O/S door mirror with only 106,000 recorded miles. Only 1,700 of thee Bentley T1 saloons were made.