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Bentley T-series
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The Bentley T-Series was even more rarely built than the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and differed only in its radiator.

The Bentley, being technically an identical twin of the Rolls-Royce, seems to have been bought mostly by owners wishing a little more understatement. The formerly more sportive image of Bentley motor cars differing from Rolls-Royces was gone by the time the Silver Shadow/Bentley T was introduced and thus couldn't motivate buyers any more. The outward appearance of a Bentley T is slightly more dynamic because the bonnet design is a few centimeters lower and the radiator shell shape with its rounded edges is smoother. In addition, the badging on wheel covers, boot lid and gauges featured Bentley motifs rather than Rolls-Royce ones.

The upgraded T2 featured rack and pinion steering, improved air conditioning, a new facia and a front air dam.

The T1 was made from 1967-1977 and the T2 was made from 1977-1980.

Reliability

  • RECALL ALERT: On Nov. 11, 2008, Bentley issued a recall affecting all US-market Bentley T2s, Continentals and Mulsannes due to a defective hose assembly which could lead to a fuel leak. Concerned owners can contact 1-617-488-8500 for more information.[1]

Production

  • T1: 1868
    • T1 saloon (1965-1977): 1703
    • T1 long wheelbase (1971-1976): 9
    • T1 two door saloon (1966-1971): 114 (15 by James Young)
    • T1 coupé by Pininfarina (1968): 1
    • T1 convertible (1967-1971): 41
  • T2: 568
    • T2 (1977-1980): 558
    • T2 long wheelbase (1977-1980): 10

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