Lot 119

2015   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2015

1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner

Estimate

$1,400,000 - $1,800,000

Chassis

BC10LB

Engine

BCB10

Car Highlights

The Most Significant Bentley Discovery in Recent Memory

Desirably Equipped with Left-Hand Drive, Manual Gearbox, and Lightweight Seats

Exceptional Provenance with Ties to James Bond Creator Ian Fleming

California Black-Plate Car Retaining Original Interior and Matching-Numbers Engine

An Ideal Restoration Candidate

Never Before 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

Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension

Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs

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