Lot 149 - 1979 Bentley T2
|Odometer reading||91,159 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,440|
The Bentley T-Series was the Bentley badged version of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, available as a four or two door saloon with coachwork by James Young or Mulliner Park Ward. The Bentley differed from its Rolls-Royce equivalent by its more rounded front grill, while the badging on the wheel covers, boot lid and gauges naturally featured Bentley motifs rather than the Rolls-Royce logo. In October 1966, the ‘T’ saloon's pre-tax 'list price' of £5,375 undercut the Rolls-Royce by £50! The Bentley was technically an identical twin of the Rolls-Royce and seemed to have been purchased mostly by owners wishing for a more understated luxury saloon. The earlier sporting image of Bentley motor cars differing from Rolls-Royces had gone by the time the Silver Shadow/Bentley ‘T’ was introduced and this was no longer a primary reason to purchase a Bentley over the Rolls-Royce sibling.
Owned by the current vendor for the last 17 years and only being sold due to some health issues, this Bentley was originally registered on 14th February 1979. The fastidious vendor has had her well maintained by a Bentley specialist and as such, she presents and drives with no known faults. Accompanying FRX425T is a collection of MoT test certificates’s confirming the mileage to be correct. Finished in Seychelles blue with magnolia interior and fitted with front headrests, this Bentley is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 7th May 2018. With Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow prices increasing significantly of late, why not consider the even rarer Bentley option.