Bentley T1 ‘ Speciale’ 

  • 1968
From his pen came such innovative designs as the Ferrari Dino Competizione and 512S Modulo as well as Alfa P33 and Lancia Beta Monte Carlo.
40 years on, now that the brands have separated and reverted more closely to their ancestry, with Rolls-Royce pushing the boundaries of pure luxury and Bentley leaning more towards their sports heritage, the Pininfarina Bentley seems to fit in very naturally to the styling progression of the marque.

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Bentley T1 ‘Coupe Speciale’
Martin had started his career at Studio Michelotti in 1960, moved to Bertone in 1967, and became the Chief of the Styling Department at Pininfarina the following year.
Today, it seems surprising that the potential of a Sports Bentley was overlooked to focus on a coachbuilt sportingly-styled Rolls-Royce, but in this period the Bentley brand was in the doldrums and sales of the Rolls counterpart outnumbered those of the Bentley by as much as twenty to one.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Bentley
Type of car Concept car
Year 1968


Gearing Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Steering system Rack and pinion


Fuels Gas
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