Bentley - T Series or Turbo
The Bentley T-Series was even more rarely built than the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and differed almost only in its radiator. It was available as a four door or a two door saloon with coachwork by James Young and Mulliner Park Ward, a convertible was introduced in September 1967 with coachwork by Mulliner Park Ward and a power operated hood.
Bentley T1 1966
Bentley T1 Cabriolet
Bentley Turbo 1986
Bentley Turbo R
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 centimetres 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.
Standard features included electrically operated windows and electrically adjustable front seats. The upgraded T2 featured rack and pinion steering, improved air conditioning, rubber bumpers, a new facia and a front air dam, similarly to the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II. The T1 was manufactured from 1965-1977 and the T2 was made from 1977-1980.