This is a most desirable chrome bumper era Bentley T, finished in beautiful 2-tone Smoke over Sage with sage green fine-lines to the body waist-lines and moss green to the hub-cap beauty rings. The Connolly interior is finished in a beautiful rich green with matching floor rugs. The colour ensemble is very classic. This particular example has taken out many concours awards in its life, the last of which being only some 5+ years ago. You can be assured she is amongst the best Bentley Ts you will find. Certainly the best original presenting one. The Bentley T ("T1 ") is the rare derivative of the Silver Shadow. It was the twin sister to the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and is differentiated by a Bentley radiator grille, mascot and "Flying B". It has a slightly lower bonnet (hood) with different shaping in the sheet metal and is distinguished further with “Bentley” hubcaps and boot badging. Unique to these earlier Bentleys, is the fitment of "B" logos on the speedometer and brake pedal (a nice touch - something that was sadly deleted by Rolls-Royce in later years). Out of some 32,000 4 door Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow sedans produced, only 1,700 of these were Bentley Ts (that is only some 5% of the model series). Take into account that the number of remaining survivors would be considerably less and discount further those that are in poor condition, then this T1 Bentley may well be 1 out of only a few dozen examples in the US in this very fine condition. This Bentley T is a stunning example that has recently been gone-through by the Park-Ward Motors Museum - a leader in Rolls-Royce restoration with over 30 years Rolls-Royce and Bentley experience. Indeed; "Masters of the Art". The exterior presentation of this Bentley T is simply lovely. The body is exceptionally straight and the paint is of a good level of presentation. There are a few minor little nicks here and there but nothing objectionable and only mentioned out of clear disclosure. The paint finish is otherwise completely consistent, very shiny and deep lustered. Fitments and finishes are in excellent to flawless condition; chrome, bright-work, glass, lights, lenses, handles, grille and badges. The interior of the car is in stunning presentation. The African burl walnut wood is spectacular. All the wood, dash, console, door cappings and vanity mirrors are in excellent condition showing just the right amount of patina - never refinished. The rest of the interior is very clean & tidy and requires no attention. And speaking of "patina", the Connolly hide leather is superb showing just the right amount - also, NEVER redyed so still displaying the burnished leather finish Rolls-Royce's use of Vaumol hide uniquely boasts. There are definitely no tears or unsightly scratches or marks & all remains soft & supple. There is some beautiful "hand-wear" and sign of use that makes all the seats look like a gorgeous well-kept antique Chesterfield couch. Have a close look at the centre armrests the way the colour has burnished over the years - simply delicious. On this point of patina, if you are the sort of person that likes the seats to look like brand new, please do not ask us to refinish them as we believe what we have here is stunning. We have clients that would pay us their weight in salt to have new leather be finished like this so we could not bear to lose this! We simply cannot bring ourselves to refinish them at any price. The headliner is very clean and in perfect original condition. The dash board & rear parcel shelf are factory excellent. Carpets are clean and tidy & the trunk is pretty much flawless to perfect! All interior features & functions are fully operational including all electrics – seats, windows and gauges. The heater is hot and A/C blowing icy cold. Mechanically, the car is in superior condition and the presentation under the bonnet clearly shows that. It has not been “done-up” for sale but maintained in original condition. Read more: www.p
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