Body Type: Four-Door Saloon, LHD
Body Color: Light Oyster
Upholstery: Brown leather piped crem
Bentley T2 saloon is known as an unexpectedly rare standard saloon along with the previous series 1 Bentley T. Bentley T and the twin sister Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow were announced in 1965 September, which is known to have had the most drastic change in the Rolls-Royce Motors history. The car had many “firsts” in the Rolls-Royce history, such as monocoque construction, Citroen patented hydropneumatic hight control independent suspension, hydropneumatic four wheel disk brake. Perhaps because of the many drastic changes, the car had received continuous improvements right after its debut.
The most significant change came in 1975 to be called series 2 model which is Bentley T2/ Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, most noticeably the U.S.A. spec shock-absorbing bumper became the standard. The power unit, V8 OHV 6,747cc engine was carried on but the steering was rack & pinion instead of the ball recirculation on the series 1 car. With the standardized radial tire, It was said the handling and straight-running stability was much improved. In the T and T2 era, however, Bentley marquee was overshadowed by Rolls-Royce. Bentley sales against Rolls-Royce was fallen down to 1:9, which resulting now to be a sort after car among Bentley collectors.
This T2 saloon was imported from the U.S.A. west coast about 20 years ago, 2 owners since being in Japan. The front and rear bumpers were replaced by us with the iron ones of series 1 to add charms of the classic look on this classy color scheme. Cosmetically in excellent condition over all. One of the ideal daily driver modern classic.