1978 bentley other – t2 – built by rolls-royce

1978 bentley other - t2 - built by rolls-royce

rare t2 – fully restored, concours example in stunning original condition.

Make: bentley

Model: other

Year: 1978

Engine: 6.75 litre Rolls-Royce V8

Engine: Rear Wheel Drive

Mileage: 76,500

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): SBG-034486

Number of Cylinders: 8

Transmission: automatic

Body Type: 4 door sedan

Warranty: vehicle does not have an existing warranty

Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats

bentley t2
ultimate of the bentley t/shadow from crewe
fully restored to factory original specifications – an
absolute stunner!
this is “the”
most desirable colour combination bentley t2, finished in mason’s black with
hand-painted fine lines in ivory to the waist lines and the hubcap beauty
rings. the connolly interior is finished
in ebony throughout with accented ivory piping to the seats.
this bentley t2 is a stunning example that has recently been
fully restored by park-ward motors – a leader in rolls-royce restoration with
over 30 years rolls-royce and bentley experience. indeed; “masters of the
only a very small number of bentley t2s were made. they are
the twin sister to the rolls-royce silver shadow ii. it is differentiated by a
bentley radiator grille, mascot and “flying b”. it has a slightly
lower bonnet (hood) with different shaping in the sheet metal and further distinguished with “bentley” hubcaps, boot and head-light brow badging.
their limited number is notable; out of the 10,000 odd
shadow iis manufactured (including their long wheel base derivatives; the
wraith ii) only 5% were bentley t2s. this makes them highly desirable in their
category. especially when you consider the even smaller amount that are left
remaining – probably only 200 world-wide.
the exterior presentation of this bentley t2 is simply
breath-taking. the body is exceptionally straight and the paint is of excellent
high standard and finish. it was repainted at considerable cost thru
park-ward’s body-shop. the car was bare metal re-sprayed with front and rear
windows out and fully stripped of all body mouldings, bumpers, lights and
fittings. the final finish is flat finish consistent, very shiny and deep
lustered and, being new, is without any scratches, chips or dings of any kind
(any slight mark you may see in the photos is a refection or dust which
“stands out” on a black car).
the fine lines were hand-painted by one of our craftsman of
the art and these are done on the waist-rails and hubcap beauty trim rings in strict
accordance with rolls-royce factory procedures – using only the finest quality
squirrel tail brushes and done entirely by hand and a good eye. considerable
attention to detail during the restoration process was dedicated to the
finishing touches including many new mouldings, front and rear window rubbers, seals,
gaskets, body finishing rubbers and fasteners.
all the lights, indicator lenses and tail lamp lenses are brand new. the car actually presents much nicer in real-life than it does in the
photographs (usually it is the other way round) – the photos tend to down-play
the “depth” of the new mason black finish which is simply stunning!
the burl walnut wood finishes were redone at considerable
cost by park-ward’s rolls-royce wood restoration experts and they present in
excellent original rolls-royce condition. the finish is like glass with no less than 20
coats of clear lacquer, each hand-rubbed between coats. thanks to the grace of
mother nature, the burl is very dark, rich and intense and with its mirror
finish is deep and inviting. it contrasts perfectly with the black interior. special
attention was given to choose a rich flame-red colour staining to highlight the
dark leathers. the finish can only be best appreciated in real-life by
“touch & feel”, not to mention “smell”, with the
perfumery of rich leather and wool.
the connolly leather is in stunning condition throughout without
any marks or blemishes. it is finished in ebony (black) with ivory (a very
light cream) piping. the interior is an elegant contrast with the black
exterior. the leather was in excellent
condition to commence with but has been put thru park-wards re-connollising
process (a detailed hand-finish colour- tanning process which ensures an
original finish and presentation). carpets are brand new original specification
wilton wool flown in from the uk with the
correct hand-crafted leather edging carried out by our experienced rolls-royce motor
trimmers. even the boot carpet was completely redone in correct wilton wool with same leather binding as per factory specification. the hood-lining
and rear parcel shelf is also brand new finished in a very light grey broad-cloth
(also flown in from the uk
for this restoration). nothing is out of place and presents brilliantly. please
have a look at the photo link of the many close-ups of the leather, carpets and
headliner. the dash is perfect with no leather pulling typically seen around
the vents. the interior can comfortably be referred to as “perfect”.
all glass, chrome and bright work are excellent. all lights,
instruments, features and functions are in working order. the clock ticks as it should!
mechanically, it has been thoroughly checked with anything
requiring attention repaired and/or replaced as required. everything is
functioning as it should including every aspect of the hydraulics & brakes
– bled and pressure tested with various parts replaced/over-hauled (reservoir,
pumps, accumulator, hoses etc). all electrics; seats, windows, gauges and
instruments work well. the climate control is in good order with the heater
nice and hot and the air conditioning blowing icy cold – just as it should.
brand new whitewall tires are fitted all-round and these have travelled fewer
than 100 road-test miles. the car came to us with its original avon turbo-steel tyres which, on bentleys, were without
whitewalls to give the more “sporty” look. i elected for a set of
whitewalls which i think are more befitting of the marque. (should an
interested buyer prefer the original avons, arrangements can be made for their
in keeping with the sporting tradition of bentley (as per uk specifications), this vehicle has had its us
anti-pollution configuration disengaged. as a result, it drives like a rocket
and idles so smooth that at stand still, you have to remind yourself the car is
still running. please check the requirements of your state and if you need to
meet local smog requirements, please let us know so we can reinstall the
factory smog equipment.
as expected of a fine example, the car comes with its
correct jack, tools and operating manual. at 76,000 miles, the mileage is not
verifiable but the current condition makes it look like 6,000 miles
it is very important to note, this bentley has not been
“tarted-up” but professionally restored with all aspects attended to
correctly and with pride and passion by craftsmen in all aspects rolls-royce.
new paint ($15,000), re-connollised leather ($4,000), wood re-french polished
($3,000), interior headlining and carpets ($7,000), completely workshop
inspected and mechanically over-hauled where required. even the stainless and
bright-work were completely removed and hand-polished off the vehicle and again
when assembled and mounted (headlight brows, grill, bumpers, side mouldings, hubcaps, door sill mouldings). the car is an extremely beautiful presenting
example that is well in advance of any bentley t2 and is in excellent driver
condition. it easily ranks a 10 out
of 10 driver standard and is show quality having had over $40,000 spent on her during the restoration process.
~~ this very stately bentley t2 fashioned appropriately in
mason’s black is in excellent condition and would be amongst the finest representations
of the marque. it is a perfect museum candidate. it is so stunning, it could
easily be driven as-is to your next rolls-royce meet with great pride and draw
considerable attention! ~~
for extra photos on this fine example go to the link below. the photos are of super high resolution so if you right click on any, you can zoom in and see every little detail and defect in considerable detail.
click here to see some 150 high resolution photos
brand new broadcloth headliner and factory quality wilton wool carpets throughout
the cabin and boot.
stunning re-connollised leather and pain-stakingly restored wood
finishes to rolls-royce standards.
click here to see some 150 high resolution photos
a note from rrmotorsinc:
“for those rolls-royce enthusiasts who have followed my auctions in the past i welcome you all. for those who are new to my adverts and/or the marque, please note that as a serious collector of some 30 years, all my cars are truly described examples. i have my own private rolls-royce workshop (not open to the public but dedicated to my own cars) with trained rolls-royce craftsmen who are proficient in all aspects. we have now exceeded 200 rolls-royces and bentleys restored and sold for shipping world-wide from our current premises. as a team, we are dedicated to the preservation of the marque and as such, any car that leaves the stable is completely inspected and work-shopped to ensure mechanical and operational items are maintained appropriately. we adopt a “keep it original” mentality with pride and confidence, offering after sales technical support and assistance well beyond the sale. because most of my cars are offered for the pleasures of driving enjoyment it is not always possible or practical to seek perfection (in the true sense of the word) but we do always uphold excellence in whatever we do. our cars are by no means cheap priced cars but we like to think they are amongst the best. to this end, i firmly believe in the famous adage; “quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.” we hope you do to.”
rrmotorsinc is a division of park-ward motors and the park-ward motors museum. we can always be reached at +1-312-320-6996.
*we at park-ward motors – the things we do.
when our rolls-royces are commissioned for resale, they are indeed professionally and correctly “fully work-shopped”. no corners are cut. and it is all addressed in true crewe tradition. there is way too much to list here but to give you an example of our commitment to excellence of the various processes, this is one such example of what we do:
doors and windows:-
every car has its interior door panels removed. if the wood is in need of repair (as most are) it is refinished in-house by trained and talented craftsmen at park-ward motors. this is a detailed process of stripping the wood of its old lacquer, repairing the veneer if there is damage, staining the top surface as per rolls-royce methodology and refinishing with no less than 25 coats of clear lacquer. hand wet-sanded and polished between all of its last 15 coats. new window felt guides and wood-to-glass foam seals are fitted. all window mechanisms are checked and serviced for smooth and efficient up and down movement. this includes an electrical modification to rectify the typical “slow window syndrome”. all tracks, chains and gears are lubricated. where central locking is fitted, these are all serviced to ensure no “solenoid sticking”, another common problem. units are repaired and or changed as required for refurbished units. door wiring and door-to-body wiring is checked, repaired and/or replaced as required. the splash plastic on the inside of the doors to protect the leather panels from rain splash from inside the door is replaced with correct specification black plastic as used by the factory. cut to shape and glued in position as per original. all door hardware is checked and repaired as required including locks, handles and scuttle finishes. the door is reassembled with all items cleaned and polished. the wood refitted and the leather panels are re-connollised before final fitment.
take this example and apply it to the many, many different aspects of rolls-royce restoration, service and maintenance and you have our dedication to correct and professional vehicle pre-delivery preparation and commissioning.
**please read auction terms and
conditions below before bidding.**
~~ important
note: the $2,000 deposit is due within 24 hours. if not paid, or if no contact
is received within that period, we reserve the right to offer the car to any
other party.~~
this rolls-royce is part of a private collection. although licensed and bonded, i am not a main-stream retail car dealer or broker; i am a professional car collector of some 30 years with considerable experience and knowledge of rolls-royce and bentley motor cars. i have a long standing reputation being associated with the marque which i take seriously. i take pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. however, auctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer, and you are the winning bidder, please understand you have entered a binding contract. you cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to “hold” the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. any inspection contemplated should be undertaken before you bid or make an offer and i openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. once you bid or make an offer, you are doing so to buy without conditions. your bid can not be subject to anything. a $2000.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by paypal. the balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier’s check or bank wire. i cannot accept paypal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. all payments are non-refundable. payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so, if all the funds are not received as outlined above, i reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. if there has been any deposit or other part payments received and i elect to terminate the contract, i reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. to be clear, if you change your mind for any reason and do not complete the transaction in the time-frame required, you will forfeit your deposit. i am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost.
as a collector and experienced restorer of the marque, i make
every effort to bring my cars to a high standard. by comparison, my cars are
generally superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. you
must expect some issues. unless specifically stated, the car is not of show
standard but of nice “driver” condition. please understand, show cars
of this model cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for
prices commensurate, so the sale price of this car reflects its relative
condition. you are buying “condition” accordingly. buyers should not
expect to receive concours quality or “perfect” cars at these prices.
please also understand, the very nature of these classic rolls-royces is such
that it is not always possible to attend to every item, or perhaps i may have
inadvertently overlooked items. further, and very importantly, these cars are
classic cars also because they are old. so this means a 25 year old car is
predominantly comprised of 25 year old parts. and old parts will fail. all
buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out, break
and/or stop functioning without notice. this is even more likely with
hand-built english cars of early technology when compared to the typical
american car of the same vintage. please note, fitted radio/stereo systems are
usually subject to upgrade by purchasers so i do not ensure operation of these.
similarly, cruise control systems fitted to these classics were of an inferior
design and i do not check or warrant the operation of these. suspension and
brakes on these cars are complex. we thoroughly check them and replace things
that are identified faulty. but please understand, by example; if we change a
brake line because it appears aged or faulty, we do not at the same time
replace all other hoses because they are of similar age. this is considered
“preventative maintenance”. we do not do this unless specifically
requested and is not included in the purchase price. feel free to ask for this
additional service. further, a feature or function that is working perfectly
one moment, may decide to play-up the next. after all, it is some 25 years old.
this is the nature of any classic car and especially a rolls-royce which was
very “complicated” for its era. for this reason it is necessary for
the following condition:
the vehicle is being sold
“as-is/where-is” with no warranty expressed, written or implied. any
descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all
efforts are made to ensure fair assessment and accuracy but they are for
descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a
warranty of any type. the seller shall not be responsible for errors in
description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein and makes no warranty
in connection therewith. if any aspect of the description contradicts what can be
seen in the photos, then the photos shall prevail as the reference point. no
allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, unforeseen
imperfection, defect or damage. it is the responsibility of the buyer to have
satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that
judgment solely. the seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to
disclose any known defects at the buyer’s request prior to the close of the
auction. seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any
written or oral statements about the vehicle. being a classic car in
excess of 10 years of age, in most us states, the mileage may be
recorded as “exempt”. in this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the
accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown and accepts no responsibility for
any discrepancy with independent reports such as carfax, autocheck, etc. in this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the
mileage indicated or shown. i can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you
arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. i will not bear any
responsibility for any additional costs including storage, transportation, or
repair after the close of the auction. whereas i am happy to store the car in
excess of 30 days from auction end, a cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30
days of auction end. also, you must remember that this is a classic +/-25 year
old vehicle, and while it is up to you, i do not recommend that you just “hop
in and drive it across the country”until you have familiarised yourself with
the car. at least, i have never done that. i have always professionally
transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where i bought them to my home.
please; if you are unable to abide by
these terms, contact me before you contemplate doing so as, respectfully, there
can be no exceptions.
i am sorry if these terms seem harsh
but there seem to be some very unrealistic buyers out there – fortunately, only
few of these people exist but those that do can make life difficult, so it
appears everything needs to spelled out. very simply put, this is an old car
being offered for sale. it is not new and is subject to the perils of age.
further, rolls-royces are not without nuances, idiosyncrasies and they are renown
for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain.
this is well documented in many circles. you need to be a special and
considerate type of purchaser to own a rolls-royce. their down-side is part of
the fun in owning them! as the old saying goes; “we love to hate them and
hate to love them!” so, please respect the terms and conditions when you
~~ **please note: this rolls-royce is part of the collection of the park-ward motor museum. as a professional collector and experienced restorer, i have my own rolls-royce dedicated workshop with qualified craftsmen on hand. as a passionate collector of the marque i take great pride and pleasure in passing on any of my cars to its next owner (“caretaker”). in so doing, once this rolls-royce is sold, i will put the car back thru my workshop to ensure that it is mechanically sound and all major features and functions are operating as described even though the car is contractually being sold “as-is”. certain items such as final electrical tests and hydraulic pressure checks are usually left for this stage as these are considered “commissioning procedures”. this and considerable other work will be performed after the sale and before delivery. this is all done at no charge. who else selling a rolls-royce on ebay does this?! depending on our work load, please allow approximately 7-10 business days for this procedure. for more information on the park-ward motor museum and our skills, please obtain my details on my “home page” or ebay message me and i would be happy to show you some 200 rolls-royces restored to varying levels over the last few years ~~
classic rolls-royce & bentley values vary wildly, entirely dependent on their condition. there are, of course, other aspects that add or subtract from their values – long wheel base versus regular, the year which dictated certain technical changes, etc. the colour alone, for example can make a big difference. so for the benefit of new-comers to the marque please see the approximate guide to values based on a particular model below. please remember, these are “plus-or-minus” figures:
year: 1977-1980
make: bentley
model: t2
show car: $60,000+
exceptional: $40-60,000
excellent: $30-40,000
good: $20-30,000
average: $15-20,000
fair: $10-15,000
basket case: < $10,000 hopefully this will provide a reference point for the bentley being featured in this listing as it compares to the range of different condition examples. please note, a very poor condition example that is tired and not maintained can easily demand some $30,000 in restoration to make it a "nice" example but remember, it will be no longer original. so don't be fooled by "cheap buys". for any specific questions about this unique example of a bentley, please do not hesitate to contact me. according to the london based investment research firm; historic automobile group international, classic cars have appreciated on average, 13% per year since 1980, whilst overall stock values averaged an 11% gain over the same period. the following graph charts the value of collectible cars vs. the s&p500. "rrmotorsinc": qualified & experienced in rolls-royce and bentley motor cars world-wide for more than 30 years

Item location: Barrington, Illinois, United States


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