1966 – Bentley T1

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25000 - 30000 EUR
1966 – Bentley T1
French circulation permit Chassis n°SBX1213 Engine n°1213 Bodywork n°002062 - Combines elegance and understated luxury - The first imported to France by Franco-Britannic - Invoice file and factory assembly file, matching numbers - Magnificent color scheme and original upholstery Location: Paris region The Bentley T Series made its public debut at the Paris Motor Show in October 1965. It marked a new stage in the brand's history. Its self-supporting body and independent wheels were significant advances, requiring 10 years of new factory layout. Brakes are 4-wheel discs, with servo and triple circuit. Suspension springs are combined with electrically adjustable telescopic shock absorbers and automatic levelling. The car presented is the 6th ordered by the French importer, the famous Franco-Britannic, but the 1st delivered and registered in Paris to Mr. Abecassis, 30 boulevard Flandrin, Paris 16th, as attested by the SBX 1213 assembly file supplied by the factory. The mechanic at British Motor Assistance in Courbevoie, who serviced this Bentley for many years, told us, when he was an apprentice at Franco-Britannic in 1967, that he and a mechanic had been sent to Le Touquet to repair this Bentley at the end of 1967. What a surprise when we opened the assembly file, the Franco-Britannic warranty invoice sent to the factory for repairs and mechanics, etc. The story was true! This charming Bentley was sold new in Paris and still resides there. It comes in "Smoke green" color, "Beige" leather, "Cumberland stone" wool carpet and "Fawn Ambla" leather headlining. The bodywork is sound, the paintwork is old and shows a few minor flaws, but no rust. There are a few chips around the rear window that need to be repaired, but nothing corroded. The interior is completely original, but could do with some maintenance and greasing of the leather seats, but the woodwork is in good condition. The car has been serviced since 2007, as shown by the extensive file of parts and repair invoices. A Pioneer CD Bluetooth radio has been installed. This Bentley with its inimitable cachet is ready to transport you with class and distinction.
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