Lot 112 - 1979 Bentley T2
|Odometer reading||101,000 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £13,000|
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 grille, 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.
First registered on 1st August 1979, this lovely example is presented in Le Mans metallic blue with the desirable cream Connolly leather interior. The woodwork in the car is in very good order as is much of the chrome. This is a striking example which the vendor recently took from London to Cornwall on a family holiday, he states the car gained admiring glances at every turn and behaved impeccably on the 480 mile round trip. The history file supplied with the car includes numerous previous MoT certificates, details of history and maintenance, alongside the V5C registration document. This T2 has an MoT test certificate valid until April 2019 and we think this car is very good value for such a head turner!
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