Lot 63

2022   |   Amelia Island Auction

1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner

SOLD $2,975,000

Estimate

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

Chassis

BC38LC

Engine

BCC37

Car Highlights

Built for Famed Racer and Sportsman Bill Spear

One of Just 23 Left-Hand-Drive, Center-Shift R-Type Continentals

Stunning Restoration Performed by the Renowned P & A Wood

Awarded First in Class at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in 2009

One of the Most Lauded and Admired Designs of the Postwar Era

Among the Very Finest and Most Desirably Equipped Examples in Existence

Technical Specs

4,887 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Twin SU H6 Carburetors

172 BHP

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Drum Brakes

Front Independent Coil-Spring Suspension

Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf-Springs

Register to Bid

Garth Hammers