Right royal Bentley up for auction

Right royal Bentley up for auction

Classic car fans have the chance to get their hands on a piece of royal motoring history when a 1970 Bentley T1 goes under the hammer later this month.

Formerly owned by the Duke of Devonshire, the Bentley has driven the likes of Harold Macmillan, Sir John Betjeman, Princess Alexandra, Princess Margaret and Her Majesty The Queen.

Its current owner is composer Leslie Bricusse, the man behind the theme of James Bond movie Goldfinger, Feeling Good by Nina Simone and What Kind Of Fool Am I, sung by Sammy Davis Jnr.

The Bentley, which has 70,000 miles on the clock, has been well looked after throughout the years and remains in good working order. It is to be sold without a reserve price on Saturday, May 24 as a part of Silverstone Auctions' May Sale.

According to its managing director Nick Whale the Bentley has one of the most fascinating histories of all the cars it has ever sold.

All the historic, luxurious and comfortable car needs now is a responsible new owner, Mr Whale said.

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