1973 BENTLEY T1 SALOON
Registration No. TEY 690L
Chassis No. SBH 15865
Engine No. 15865
Larch green with black roof and beige leather trim.
Engine: Vee-eight 6750cc; Gearbox: GM400 three speed automatic; Brakes: 11 inch discs; Suspension: front independent all round by coil springs and wishbones, semi trailing arms and coil springs to the rear; Steering: power assisted rack and pinion. Right-hand drive.
Even in the late 1950's it was becoming clear that the Bentley S-Series (and the Rolls-Royce equivalent Silver Cloud Series) were becoming dated despite revitalisation when the straight six engine of the S1 was superseded with a vee-eight for the SII and SIII. After several years of development work to evolve a new model which could utilize the vee-eight engine and simultaneously up-date the specifications of the whole car, the T-Series Bentley was announced in 1965. It was of unitary construction and had independent suspension and disc brakes all round; the styling reflected the latest trends. Although the vee-eight engine continued much as before, the cylinder heads had been re-designed to make the sparking plugs more accessible and the General Motors GM400 Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed automatic gearbox was chosen for the new car and fitted to all T1's from 1968.
This 1973 model was purchased by Sir Walter Burrell from Jack Barclay Limited in 1975 as a replacement for his existing T-Series Saloon. The Bentley has remained in its present family ownership since that time and has been well maintained and cared for over the past twenty-two years.
The car has attractive Larch green paintwork with a black top and beige leather interior trim. The front bar sports a period AA badge. The Bentley is offered with a current MOT and the mileage is showing 56,000 although we do not have any supporting service history.
In in our opinion these understated motor cars represent excellent value motoring.