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1971 Bentley T1


  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1
  • 1971 Bentley T1

This beautiful regal Bentley is a late 1971 model with the later 6750cc engine. A former two owner, low mileage and full service history vehicle.

The Bentley T1 was differentiated from the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow by its simpler and lighter front grille. Furthermore the outward appearance of the Bentley is slightly more dynamic because the bonnet design is a few centimetres lower and the radiator shell shape with its rounded edges is smoother. In addition, the badging on the wheel covers, boot lid and gauges featured Bentley motifs rather than Rolls –Royce ones. However the most significant and important issue is the one of exclusivity, the Bentley only produced 1,703 units as opposed to the Rolls-Royce Shadow of 16,717 units.

Rarity is without doubt the key to ownership of a T1 and shall reward the shrewd investor with prices now asking in excess of £20,000 for vehicles with history and province.

This Bentley has a fabulous history, full supporting documentation from the day it left the Crewe factory. In fact the history file contains every service invoice totalling in excess of £77,000 that has been spent to ensure no expense has been spared to maintain this wonderful vehicle.

Family ownership from new passing from Father to Daughter until 12/03/2007 when acquired by the present owner. Accurate and recorded mileage supported by full service history totalling 72,870 miles. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a T1 with wonderful province, un-molested and commanding presence.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Leather Package
  • Luggage Compartments
  • Power Steering

Supplied by Wadhams Stringer Ltd Guildford Surrey on the 19th February 1971 to Mr & Mrs B M Clark.

Order number B4054

Chassis Number SBH 10203

Engine Number 10203

Colour Regal Red ICI M 035-2642

Upholstery Beige VM 3234

Vehicle passed to Mrs McQueen on the 5th March 1995 (same family) and eventually sold to the present owner on the 12th March 2007.

This late model Bentley benefits from the later V8 engine with a re-designed cylinder head affording a speed increase to 118 mph and improved automatic transmission. New and revised lighter power steering, eight-way adjustable electric front seats, weight reduced by 150lbs and a larger fuel tank.

The vehicle is supplied with leather bound handbook, service book and continuation book, Rolls Royce Warranty dated the 18th February 1971, Rolls Royce document with conversion to unleaded petrol, 3 keys, tool kit, current MOT with expiry 12th May 2016.

The car drives without fault, seamless transmission changes, silky smooth quiet and swift. The air conditioning/heating ventilation system has been converted to R134A in November 2001and is extremely efficient. All electrical equipment fully operational, heated rear window, central locking, aerial, original Motorola Radio, electric seats, central locking, warning lights, power windows etc.

A rare and unique Bentley that is appreciating in value and a wise investment.

Year: 1971
Make: Bentley
Model: T1
Body Style: 4-door saloon
Mileage: 72,870
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Condition: Used
Location: Midhurst, West Sussex
Price: £13,750
Drivetrain: Drivetrain RWD
Engine: 6750 cc L Series V8
Exterior Color: Regal Red ICI M 035-2642
Interior Color: Beige VM 3234
MPG: 12 Town/City / 22 Motorway
Stock Number: 1819482015
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