1967 BENTLEY T1 TWO-DOOR SALOON
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 132
Year : 1967
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : See Text
RHD
Registration No. : OMV 170E
Chassis No. : GBH 1833
Engine No. : 1833
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The 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 former sporting image of
Bentley motor cars 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.

This example was originally registered on 9th
February 1967 having been commissioned by Gerald Ronson of the
Heron Group and latterly H.R. Owen. Bentley T1's are exceedingly
rare with only 1,868 cars manufactured in total worldwide of which
just 114 were built as two-door examples. The coachbuilders for
this particular car were H.J. Mulliner Park Ward and the car bears
a strong resemblance to its cousin, the Rolls-Royce Corniche. A
copy of the original build sheet is available with the car and she
is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test
certificate valid until 7th July 2017. Bentley T1s are
highly sought after, a two-door example built by MPW is sure to
appeal to collectors and enthusiasts alike. 
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170