James May’s Bentley T2
The second series of Top Gear brought us a new presenter: James May. And, on pure James May style, the first thing he does is tell us why he bought a Bentley T2 instead of a Ford Mondeo as his daily driver.
He bought his T2 for £14,000 with a full service history, no rust, and genuine parts. May explains in the video that £14,000 is expensive for this car in 2004. Originally, when they were sold in the late ’70s and early ’80s, they were priced at around £80,000+, so that’s quite the depreciation curve.
What’s it worth now?
We can’t be sure what mileage May’s car had when he bought it, so I’ve looked at several different mileage examples. One with a mileage of just over 100,000 is currently being sold for £15,000 on Car and Classic, so they retain their value nicely.
One with 163,000 miles is still £10,000. But mileage as little as 54,000 is going for as much as £47,500. This was a worthy investment… minus the running costs, of course.