1967 Bentley T1 - Beautiful Condition! Similar to Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
Price: - Item location: Newcastle, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Bentley
- Model: T1
- Trim: 4 door Saloon
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 89,193
- Engine size: V8
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 Bentley T1 4 door SaloonThis is a beautiful example of a nice original Bentley T1. It seems to have spent the majority of its life in Napa County only a couple of hours away, and was obviously well taken care of by its previous lady owner, Judith.
I don't see too many of these around any more, even at British car shows, and was surprised to come across this one in such fine shape. The build quality and construction on these cars was top notch and it still shows to this day, especially compared to other cars of its vintage. The cars hassignificant presence andoozesquality .
First things first, the body of the car is remarkably sound and straight. I looked all over and cannot find any evidence of accidents or collision repair. All of the doors, boot, and bonnet all shut very well with a nice solid "thunk" just like you want. The only obvious rust that I can find on it is isolated to the very left rear cornerunderneath the bumper, but otherwise the rest of the car is solid for its age. The floors don't even have any surface rust on them. The original "Plum" color is hard to capture in photos, but is almost a deep wine colored hue. The paintwork is certainly not perfect but more than presentable, and looks fantastic from about 5-10 feet away. All of the chrome trim is intact and in good condition, glass is in good shape, but there are 2minor stone chips in windshield that are easily missed, and the rubber seals have plenty of life left in them.
The interior is superb. It just oozes class andabundance like only a luxury British car from the Sixties can. All of the wood is in great shape and shows well. No faded veneers, no chips, nodelamination. All of the leather seats are nice and supple, and very comfortable. The picnic trays built into the back of the front seats fold out perfectly and are just begging for some Grey Poupon and fine wine.... All jokes aside the interior of this car is just really spectacular and really must be seen to be fully appreciated. All 4 of the power windows work well as do all of the lights, gauges, and switches.
Mechanically its V8 starts up easily and seems to run well, though there is a some lifternoise I haven't investigated yet. (checked the cost ofreplacements from 'touring shoppe' and they run approx $350 per set) It runs well though and has plenty of power, has good oil pressure, and doesn't smoke,nor is there anytrace ofblow by when the oil filler cap is removed with engine running. The transmission shits through all of its gears as it should and doesn't slip. The power steering works great, you could steer it with just one finger if you wanted. While it does fireright up, run and drive, its does need to be re-commissioned as its not been used for some time. Thechagrins warning light remains on as does one of the brake warning lights.. front brakes do not seem to be properly working and as such it is not 100% ready for the road. The rear brakes stop it well enough that you can drive it around a parking lot slowly, but I would suggest going over the front brakes before deeming it roadworthy and taking it out on the highway. The brake fluid reservoir seems to be leaking out of the O-ringsaround the 'windows' that show fluid level, so I would start there. The tires are in good shape with plenty of tread and no dry rot cracks.
The car is very complete and includes its original jack, tire irons, and owners handbook, thespare wheel ispresent, but missing its tire. The tool tray is present, however.. the tools are missing.. justa few of thespare lamp bulbs are present.
The car is located and can be viewed by appointment in Newcastle, CA just Northeast of Sacramento. It has a clean title and title states it is currently registered here in California through June of 2017, but there are no tags attatched to the plate and they are notpresent .. there is no registration slip.