Lot 169 - 1968 Bentley T1
|Odometer reading||24,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £18,480|
Pre-dating 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.'
This lovely example is presented in Mulberry with a tan leather interior. The previous owner had the car for 29 years and it was bought from him by the present vendor in 2015. The gearbox was rebuilt by Graham Whitehouse and has been serviced since 2015 by the present owner’s internal engineers/mechanics. It was repainted in 2017 and comes with a large history file which also documents an odometer change a few years ago, which translates that the car has done circa 81,000 miles in total (current reading is 24,000). It also has electric windows, modern radio replacement with Bluetooth connection and has lamb’s wool over rugs. This is an elegant and regal model with poise and oozes appeal.
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