1968 Bentley T1 Sports Saloon
Presenting This 1968 Bentley T1 sports saloon
- Fresh from an elderly gentlemans private collection & owned for nearly two decades -
Hand built steel & aluminium coachwork, winged 'B' badge, burr walnut veneers, rear picnic tables, Triplex "Sundym" glass, correct early specification Bentley stainless steel wheel trims with colour coded bands, door mirrors, electric windows, central locking, electrically adjustable seats, front & rear bumper over-riders, power steering, centre console, front & rear armrests, front seatbelts & all of the usual Bentley refinements
Finished in Brewster Green with hand applied Cream fine line. The coachwork is in an un-restored order & appers to be largely untouched throughout. The brightwork is all complete with the exception of the flying 'B' & again original & un-restored.
Optioned With Light Green leather upholstery, Black top & knee roll, Dark Green carpets & uniquely optioned headlining colour scheme with reversed Green/Cream colours! The leather upholstery is original & un-restored, in excellent condition throughout with just the right amount of pleasent patination! The leather has been carefully preserved over the years, retaining the original factory hides
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION:
Built with the early traditional V8 Bentley 6230cc V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission producing an "adequate" Bhp figure. Our workshop has had her started & reports that the engine runs well & sounds wonderful. Viewing the serivce history file, there was a large amount of mechanical work carried out to the engine circa 4,000 miles ago costing in excess of £5,300 by a respected RR & Bentley specialists & is currently displaying 65k miles.
This T1 was originally supplied by 'Mead of Maidenhead Ltd' in June 1968. Thanks to some careful reaserch by a previous keeper, we can share that the vehicle was owned by Sir James Collins - a Scottish land owner - and was used to chauffeur him to London & back. In 1986 she was purchased by a sucsessful Yorkshire business man & kept for four years before being stored for the next four years. It was then purchased by a Mr Surjeet Khela who was the owner of the 'Bon Marche' fashion chain. Mr Khela had the Bentley thoughly inspected & worked on by a highy respected RR & Bentley specialist in Yorkshire. There was an extensive programe of works to the tune of over £5,000 to bring the car into A1 order. Sadly the gentleman never used the T1 & she was garaged at his Yorkshire mansion until a Mr Bamforth aquired her in 1999 with the intention of displaying his new pride & joy at various shows & events. Alas, this never happened & was then offered for sale where Mr Rimer
took ownership in 2001.
This gentleman who has owned many RR & Bentley motor cars & is now slowly disbanding his private collection. The car was sparingly used between 2001 & 2004 when she was placed into storage covering just a few thousand miles.
The serivce history file includes all ownership details & research, current V5c registraion document, previous registration papers, previous MoT certificates & tax discs, specialists engine overhaul invoice (£5,300), various parts invoices & extracts from the Rolls Royce & Bentley archives
Early un-restored examples of the T1 are getting virtually impossible to find as marque enthusiasts realise the rarity of just 1700 examples produced. Optioned in a stunning period colour scheme, she will continue to rise in appreciation
PRICING & DETAILS:
Historic Road Tax Exemption & Historic MoT Exempt, Current V5c Registration Document & service history file
- Offered for restoration & recommissioning -
- £ SOLD -
This Vehicle Is At Our Wimbledon Showrooms Ready For Viewing. We Can Arrange Or Assist With All Your Transportation Requirements - UK Or Worldwide, Just Ask For A Quote.
Office: 0208 540 8180
David Bailey: 07908 336229
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