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Bentley T


Full name

Bentley T

 

Production

- Years of production: from 1965 up to and including 1976.
- Number of production: 1.712, including the American models.
- Percentage of the complete production: 4,2%

 

Chassisnumbers

- The first character of the chassisnumber of every Bentley T is a S and the second is a B.
- The right-hand drive Bentley T has on the third position always a H, the left-hand drive a X, A, B, C, D, or E.
- Examples: SBH8233 and SBX24352.
- The first Bentley T is SBH1001, the last one is SBH26634.

 

What makes this model unique

- Four doors
- Chrome trim bumpers; the American cars from mid 1973 on have black rubber bumpers

 

Further details and special features

- Flat wheel covers until March 1971, afterwards ventilated wheel covers
- Until late 1967 the front small side window could be opened
- From late 1968 side-marker lamps
- Between late 1968 and 1972 the reversing lights were mounted on the boot lid; before and afterwards in the main clusters
- Track and tyres were enlarged a few times
- From mid 1973 on fog lights on the chrome trim front bumpers
- From mid 1973 on no rectangular air inlets any more below the head lights
- The engine is a V8 of 6230 cc, from late 1969 a V8 of 6750 cc
- From mid 1973 on all American cars had black rubber bumpers
- American cars have no picnic tables (except from 1966 and 1967)
- The Bentley T could be delivered with an everflex covered roof and with a two-tone paint scheme





Every Bentley T has the bonded Bentley wing on the grille. The standing wing is optional. The wings on the T and the T2 are identical.
Picture: the SBX32814 (Bentley T2) from 1978.



A very early Bentley T, RHD and with a two-tone paint scheme. The flat wheel covers are standard. These early cars have the possibilities to open the front side windows and have no side-marker lamps. The Bentley T has chrome trim bumpers.
Picture: the SBH3461 from 1967.



At the rear only the Bentley-wing on the boot lid shows that this car is a Bentley T and not a Silver Shadow. Before 1968 and after 1973 the reversing lights sat in the main cluster.
Picture: the SBX2442 from 1967.



From 1974 on there were no air inlets any more below the head lights. Further the fog lights became standard and the track and the width of the tyres were enlarged. From 1968 the cars had side-marker lamps.
Picture: the SBX26509 from 1976.



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