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Imperial War Museum, Duxford

 
  Lot 4
 

1979 Bentley T2
1 of just 558 examples made

Estimated at £10,000 - £12,000


Lot details

Registration No: HFG 642T
Chassis No: SBH37176
MOT: Exempt

  • Current family ownership since 2012
  • A 'use or improve' example with a notably well preserved interior
  • Recently fettled by marque specialist Silver Lady Brentwood Ltd

Among the rarest of all post-WW2 Bentleys, just 558 examples of the T2 were made between 1977 and 1980. Powered by a 6750cc V8 engine allied to Turbo Hydramatic automatic transmission, the hedonistic four-seater featured rack and pinion steering, improved air conditioning, more pedestrian friendly bumpers and a revised fascia.

First registered as ‘YBW 50’ on 3rd April 1979, chassis SBH37176 retained that number plate for the next twenty-one years. Previously supplied by Jack Barclay Ltd (or so the kick plates to both front door shuts would imply), the Bentley entered the current family custodianship a decade or so ago. Handwritten notes affixed to its owner’s handbook suggest that marque specialists Ted Overton and Harvey Wash might well have looked after the T2 in the past. Despatched to Silver Lady Services for a recent interior refresh, the four-seater boasts notably smart wood veneers and sumptuous leather upholstery. The bodywork and paintwork are both a little scruffy in places but ‘HFG 642T’ started readily during our recent photography session and is said to be ‘notably sound underneath’. It is hoped that more history will have emerged by the time of sale but regardless this rare T2 represents an affordable entry to the world of classic Bentley ownership.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
damian.jones@handh.co.uk
07855 493737

 

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