Bentley Found This 1965 T-Series In Storage

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All the way back on September 28 1965 this Bentley T-Series rolled out of Crewe in a beautiful Shell Gray shade with amentally blue leather interior, with tHe is tall 6¼-liter pushrod V8 up front under the long hood pumping out in silky-smooth luxury. This particular car, the first T series ever built, was intended for a lifetime of work, entering service as a test car for Bentley to prove that the T was ready for production. When its job was done, the car was pushed into a storage warehouse and forgotten for decades.

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Every Bentley model produced before this car was built like a truck, with a separate chassis and body. The first T completely changed the company for the better by guiding the luxury automobile towards stiffer and quieter unibody construction.

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This car sat in the dark for years waiting for his time in the sun once again, and that time is coming soon. Despite the lack of use, the car is slightly less worn and will undergo a full restoration before entering the Bentley Heritage Collection. The project is expected to take at least 18 months to refurbish the car, so it’s clear the folks at Bentley aren’t leaving any piece of the car untouched.

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The Bentley T was a revolutionary machine for its time, not just because of its unibody construction. The engine and transmission were given separate subframes to mount on, and these were isolated from the bodywork with rubber, which is common practice today. Even rarer, the car had advanced independent suspension at each of its four corners, and automatic height control depending on the car’s load. It also featured four-wheel disc brakes, which weren’t exactly new, but were still quite rare at the time.

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This example being the first of a total of 1,868 built, it was an important car for Bentley, and that is why the company is so keen to treat this one with such care. Good that they found this car in storage and took it out for a full restoration. More myManufacturers must check sofa cushions for 57-year-old cars to be restored. I want to see a lot more.

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