Lot 260 - 1970 Bentley T1

Lot 260 - 1970 Bentley T1

Lot 260 - 1970 Bentley T1

Lot Number 260
Registration TRU 17H
Chassis Number SBH8192
Engine Number 8192
Odometer reading 25,271 miles
Estimate £13,000 - £17,000
Result Sold - £15,848
  • Recently repainted
  • New carpets

Predating Bentley’s 1980s resurgence, the T1 was produced in far fewer numbers than the equivalent Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, the ratio being 11:1 in the Shadow’s favour, making the Bentley considerably rarer today. On the road, the T-Series afforded its owners the advantage of an eye-line higher than that of most other cars, giving its occupants a commanding view of their surroundings while electrically adjustable seats ensured unrivalled comfort. Summing up the ownership experience in 1989, Classic & Sportscar observed, 'there's plenty of pleasure to be had from driving a Silver Shadow or T1, probably at town speeds more than anything. You learn to cope with its size very quickly. It soothes its driver like no other car.'

Originally registered on 17th April 1970, this imposing British classic is presented in dark blue with a matching dark blue leather interior. This motor car epitomises everything one would expect from a luxury motor car and, we are told, is a joy to drive or indeed to be driven in. Recent works have included servicing, a repaint and the fitment of new carpets. This MoT test certificate exempt Bentley is supplied with a V5C registration document. Given the rarity of this type of Bentley, the car appears to be very realistically estimated.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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