1969 | Bentley T 1
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Make Bentley Model T1 Model name T 1 Year of manufacture 1969 Mileage (read) 52,848 mls Body style Saloon Body detail 4-doors Power (kw/hp) 140/190 Cubic capacity (ccm) 6,230 Cylinders 8 Doors 4 Steering Right (RHD) Transmission Automatic Drive Rear Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Others Manufacturer colour name - Interior colour Others Interior material Others Rechtslenker
Because of their superior build quality over the later model variants and the beautiful woodwork these early ‘Chippendale’ dashboard models are generally accepted to be the holy grail of the Bentley T series especially when, like this one, it has the benefit of the superior three speed gearbox with Park! These early cars were designed to be Bentleys from day one and as such are fitted with rocker covers, instruments and pedal rubbers that all feature the Bentley logo instead of the later models that shared these parts with Rolls-Royce. The Bentley was produced in significantly lower numbers than its Rolls-Royce counterpart. With 1,703 Bentley T1’s being built compared to 16,717 Silver Shadows.
This rare example was ordered new from world famous franchised dealer Jack Barclay in 1968 by a Mr. W. Wrighton of Wrighton Kitchen Fame. A copy of the original order form is present and details Sand coachwork with tan leather interior, beige carpets and red coachline. The optional extras added include air-conditioning at £145 and wing mirrors at £6.00. The car was delivered in March 1969 and cost the grand total of £7,162 2s 4d. An eyewatering figure for the time but offering unrivalled luxury, quality, grandeur and exclusivity. This Bentley has seen little but regular use in recent years and presents well in mostly original condition throughout. It is clear that this car has been loved since being purchased by its owner in 1978 and only becomes available for sale due to sad circumstances. We are informed that this T1 is a joy to drive and that it benefits from the factory recommended and approved front suspension. More recent work was an overhaul to both the brake system and exhaust system. In preparation for auction, this Bentley was treated to a service with oil, coolant, filters, water pump and battery all being replaced. This rare and stately classic is ready to be loved and enjoyed by its next owner.
Condition & Registration
Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 327142 Dealer Vehicle-ID: 130178
Thorney Lane North
SL0 9HF Iver
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