Lot 240 - 1978 Bentley T2
|Chassis Number||SBH 32320|
|Odometer reading||102,791 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,400|
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 motorcars 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.
This Bentley was the Scottish Motor Show car in 1977 and was originally registered on 3rd January 1978. She has been well cared for and presents in good all round condition. The braking system and suspension was overhauled in 2009 and the 6750cc V8 engine was rebuilt in 2010. The bodywork was totally restored in 2015 with any corrosion removed accordingly and she benefitted from a full respray. Finished in the great colour combination of blue with cream interior, this Bentley T2 has recently had a new steering rack and pinion fitted. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 12th December 2018 and a host of receipts for the work carried out. Bentley T2’s are rare, this is example is in ‘ready to use’ condition.
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