Lot 12

2022   |   London Auction

1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner

SOLD £641,250

Estimate

£625,000 - £725,000

Chassis

BC20A

Engine

BCA19

Car Highlights

Bentley’s 1953 Geneva International Motor Show Car

Early Production, Original Right-Hand-Drive Example

Equipped with Lightweight Seats, Rear Spats, and Manual Gearbox

Presented in Factory Colors, Retaining Original Engine per Copies of Factory Records

Recent Mechanical Servicing by Marque Specialists

Technical Specs

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

Twin SU H6 Carburetors

153 BHP at 4,500 RPM

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Drum Brakes

Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs

Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Register to Bid

Joe Twyman