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Shell Grey | Sedan | 4 Speed Automatic | 6.23 liter | 34,162 miles showing |
Stablemate to the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1 and distinguishable by its streamlined radiator shell and badges.
The Bentley T-Series was first introduced in 1965 and represented a complete deviation from tradition being the first model to use a unitary chassis/body. New features including all-round independent suspension and a lower roof line meant that the T-series cars delivered a much sportier road feel.
The new architecture resulted in a more dynamic overall design that still cradled the customary opulent interior however, the T1's were now lighter, faster and offered better handling than ever before exemplifying the height of modern motoring, luxury, and elegance.
The T-Series cars were produced in far fewer numbers than the equivalent Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, the ratio being 11.1. In all, only 1,800 units were produced making existing T1 cars quite rare.
As expected, like a fine time piece, the finish was exemplary, with Connolly leather interior, lambs-wool carpet, and walnut dash and door trims, with full instrumentation there was plenty of comfort and lavishness on offer.
This very original Australian delivered 1968 Bentley T1 was ordered in Shell Grey over Burgundy and the overall condition is exquisite, the driving experience even better.
Winning a concours event in 2009, this T1 has been meticulously maintained from day one and benefits from a recent major service that included refurbishing the radiator, new hoses, new alternator, reconditioned compressor and an expert detail with receipts for all major works.
Truly one of the great cars of all time, in outstanding turn-key condition you too can drive like one of the original T1 owners; captains of industry, film stars, lords and Dames but now for a fraction of the original cost.