1980 Bentley T2SOLD

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Reference Number 122760

as of 4/20/2011

Overview
Car 1980 Bentley T2
VIN SBL40057 
Exterior / Interior Color      Brown /      Cream 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
Options Interior: Leather interior 
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Known History

1980 Bentley T2

Serial # SBL40057

The Bentley T2 somehow gave off that the company had been vague whether or not Bentley should keep an individual identity.

Support for the Marque inside the company had deteriorated over recent years.

During the prototype stadium of the Silver Shadow the parallel development of a separate new Bentley model had been aborted. Only early models of the Bentley T1 had shown engine valve covers embossed with the inscription Bentley while later models showed the name Rolls-Royce on the valve covers. Bentley T2s went one step further because the instruments on the fascia carried the Rolls-Royce logo of entwined RR instead of the B.

It was one of the few cars from Rolls-Royce which were not considered for export to the USA. Sales of Bentley in that market had been miniscule anyway and Rolls Royce saved the outlay to introduce the Bentley T2 there, although several new Bentley T2s were reported to have found their way to the USA.

SBL40057 was one of the few US specs vehicles delivered for 1980 and is considered a late production, having left the factory in April of 1980.

It is finished in the elegant two tone color combination of 9510179 Silver Sand Metallic (upper) & 9510315 Chestnut Metallic (lower) over parchment, with brown piping on Connolly leather interior.

 

Last registered in 1999, the engine runs roughly and refused to idle. We attributed the majority of these problems to ancient fuel, and lack of use.

A New York State inspection sticker reveals that in 1997, this car had 98,392 miles.

Obvious noted issues include, but are not limited to, after market radio, rip in leather on bolster of driver’s seat, stains on headliner around rear window and paint that reflects some wear and tear.