Lot 130

2013   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2013

1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner

SOLD $1,980,000

Estimate

$1,750,000 - $2,250,000

Chassis

BC5LD

Engine

BCD5 Body No. 5711

Car Highlights

The Ultimate Post-war Bentley

One of Only Seven 4.9-Litre, Left- Hand-Drive, Center-Shift Continentals

Well-Documented Provenance with Single-Family Ownership for 30 Years

Genuine Example with Original Chassis, Engine, and Body

Exceptional Vantage Motorworks Restoration to Original Specification

First in Class at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, and Meadow Brook

Complete with Original Owner’s Manual and Mulliner Instruction Book

Accompanied by Rare Touring Spares Kit , Tools, and Revelation Luggage

Arguably the Finest Example in Existence

Technical Specs

4,887 CC Type B61 OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Twin SU H6 Carburetors

172 BHP

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension

Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

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