For Sale: 1979 Bentley T2 in Carey, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Here is a really stunning example of a Bentley T2. Finished in Masons Black with tan fine lines to the waist-rails. The interior has handsome "biscuit tan" Connolly hides and contrasting black carpets with tan leather binding. The same black and tan theme carries through to the boot. This is a genuine, all matching numbers Bentley T2. These are very rare. Only a very small number of Bentley T2s were made. They are the twin sister to the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II. It 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 with the car having "Bentley" hubcaps, boot and head-light brow badging. Their limited number is notable; out of the 10,000 odd Shadow IIs manufactured (including their long wheel base derivatives; the Wraith II) only 5% were Bentley T2s. This makes them highly desirable in their category. Especially when you consider the even smaller amount that are left remaining - probably only 200 world-wide. This is an unmolested example that has been beautifully maintained and presents in excellent condition. It is primarily all original with no modifications - right down to the original Blaupunkt "blue dot" radio and the optional extra tape player. This was a west coast car most its life so it is a "dry" example that has had a garaged environment. As a result, it has been freed from the perils of harsh weather and is very clean underneath. It has always been well maintained and serviced and comes with its original manual. The Bentley T2 presented here has been a client's of Park-Ward Motors, regularly maintained, work-shop inspected with all work needed carried out on a regular basis. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes have been inspected and serviced as required. This includes checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 47,000 and although this is not verifiable, the mileage is commensurate with the condition (particularly when you look at the condition of the interior, under-hood, brake pedal etc). It is very quiet and smooth on the road without any of the typical "thumps" and "rattles" typical of poor (or even averagely) maintained examples of this model. The interior is in outstanding condition. The rich tan leather is absolutely amazing with no tears nor fading and true to its Connolly characteristics. The leather really has been lovingly preserved still showing the burnished graining characteristics unique, only, to Connolly Vaumol hides (please review the close-up photos where you can see the deep toning in the grain and pores of the leather). The burr walnut wood throughout the car is very good and completely original. There is some hairline cracking in the clear on the dash and a few minor ones on the door cappings but we believe "originality" wins over perfection. Both the leather and the wood, have NEVER been redone and this is very rare to see and probably the best testament to a low mileage, well maintained, garage example. The head lining is original and in perfect condition. The original Wilton wool carpets with leather binding are in excellent condition. Likewise is the factory Ambla to the dash and top-roll. Even the boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is in excellent condition. The exterior presentation of this Bentley T2 is simply breath-taking. The body is exceptionally straight and the paint is of excellent high standard and finish. The paint is very shiny and lustrous it is hard to believe it is original and yet there are no signs of it being repainted. The finish is entirely consistent with almost no marks or blemishes. Certainly, the paint needs nothing other than a wax from time to time. The car has Correct size Michelin XH4 whitewalls with plenty of tread but given these tyres have not been made for a number years, we would suggest a new set if you intend to do long dis

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1300673
  • Price:$59,900
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Bentley
  • Model:T2
  • Exterior Color:Masons Black
  • Interior Color:Tan Connolly hides
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:47500
  • Stock Number:SBG-034489
  • VIN:SBG-034489