1969 Bentley T I

LHD European specification. Ready to enjoy.

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Mileage 
    30 755 km / 19 111 mi
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
  • Reference number 
    ALBI404
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Shell Grey
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    5
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Gray
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Bentley T1 has always been the rarer sister car to the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. 1 out of 10 examples was a Bentley, and technically there was no difference between both cars. The Bentley was often sold to people who intended to drive by themselves (and not driven by a chauffeur), and had a more rounded bonnet to suit the Bentley grille.

Our example was delivered new by Franco Brittannic Autos Ltd in Paris, and first registered on the 6th of September 1969 by a certain Mr. Paul Ueberschlag. The car was finished in the beautiful colour combination of Shell Grey with a single fine line in Brick Red, and an interior in Black Connolly Vaumol leather. When the car was restored in 2012, it retained this colour combination since and looks stunning. Since we acquired the car, a full brake and suspension overhaul was done, and a new exhaust fitted. The airconditioning system is overhauled and blows freezing cold air. Everything works well on the Bentley, and it offers quite a sophisticated ride for a 50 years old motorcar. The interior has a nice patina and the paint shows some small signs of use, but the general condition of this T1 is really good and finding a similar one with rare European LHD specification will be difficult.

This is a very cool car in discrete colour combination, and a classy sixties tourer seating 5 adults in all luxury. A perfect car to waft around this summer.