1968 Bentley T Series Sedan
Chassis no. SBX 6330
Engine no. 6330
6,230cc OHV V8 Engine
2 SU Carburetors
205bhp at 4,500rpm
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Rare, US delivery T Series
*A factory left hand drive example
*Beautifully maintained condition
*Elegant post-war Bentley of exceptional build quality
*Complete with build sheets, service records, books and tools
The Bentley T Series
Introduced in 1965, the Bentley T-Series (and Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow) represented a complete break from tradition, at least as far as their method of construction was concerned, being the first of the Crewe factory's models to employ a unitary chassis/body. All-round independent suspension was another new feature and production cars boasted a roofline 4" lower than that of their predecessors. This new styling direction appealed to a younger generation of Bentley and Rolls-Royce owners, enabling the company to keep abreast of fashion. Elsewhere, the newcomers represented evolution rather than revolution, employing the well-tried 6.2-liter V8 engine of the preceding Silver Cloud while maintaining the highest standards of traditional hand-built craftsmanship. Predating Bentley's 1980s resurgence, the T-Series was produced in far fewer numbers than the equivalent Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, the ratio being 11:1 in the Shadow's favor, and is a considerably rarer car today.
The Motorcar Offered
A copy of the factory build sheet attests that SBX 6330 was an American market, left-hand-drive example, delivered in two-tone Sand over Sable with a beige interior. Once owned by noted collector Woody Richey of St. Petersburg, Florida, in more recent times it resided with a North Carolinian collector. Importantly, the car is offered with service history for the last two decades, documenting its progressive sympathetic refurbishment resulting in the fine order in which it presents today. Repainted in 1990, the Bentley has clearly been well-cared-for and still looks aristocratic in its two-tone scheme today. Driven often, but clearly well maintained, the Bentley has been updated with a slightly later second series leather covered steering wheel.
Described by the vendor as a great running and driving example, the Bentley's air conditioning blows cold, and other systems remain in good working order. Supporting this well presented car is a documentation file including build sheets, service record binder, owner's manual; additionally, the tool kit, jack and two keys are still present. All in all, this makes for a stylish and complete package, and is perhaps the most affordable way to enter the wonderful world of vintage Bentley motoring.