Lot 24

2018   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2018

1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner


$1,500,000 - $2,000,000





Car Highlights

Among the Most Important Postwar Bentleys Extant

The First Production Bentley R-Type Continental – Chassis BC1A

Delivered to Paris in June 1952 via Franco-Britannic Automobiles

Retains Original H.J. Mulliner Coachwork and Matching-Numbers Engine

Complete, Unbroken Provenance with One Private Owner for over 45 Years

Never Before Restored, Shown, or Offered for Public Sale

Technical Specs

4,566 CC F-Head Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Twin SU H6 Carburetors

Estimated 153 BHP

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Drum Brakes

Front Independent Coil-Spring Suspension

Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

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