Bentley T2

Bentley T2

Bentley’s T2 arrived for the 1977 model year, as an evolution of the T1 it replaced. What it gained over the T1 was rack & pinion steering, additional interior room, and a redesigned frame and engine cradle system.

Two variants of the T2 were offered. These were the standard 4-door sedan, and a long wheelbase sedan. The wheelbase under each was 119.5 inches and 123.5 inches, respectively. In typical Bentley fashion, curb weight started at almost 5000lbs.
bentley t2 1978

Also in typical Bentley/Rolls Royce tradition, just one engine was available. It was the hand built corporate 6.75L 2x1bbl V8. backed with a 3-speed GM TH400 automatic transmission. Output was typical as well, at the usual 220hp.

M.S.R.P. was just under $85k at first. The T2 nameplate lasted until the 1980 model year. It was subsequently replaced with the Mulsanne for 1981.

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