Lot 148

2022   |   Pebble Beach Auctions

1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner

Chassis

BC22LD

Engine

BCD21

Car Highlights

Beautifully Presented, Unrestored Example Retaining Original Leather and Carpet and Largely Original Paint

One of Eight Later-Series R-Types in Left-Hand Drive with Central Manual Gearshift

Accompanied by Build Record, Correspondence Between Owners, Maintenance Receipts, Books, and Tools

Known Ownership Since Delivered New in 1955; Retaining Its Original 4.9-Litre Engine per Factory Records

Among the Most Beautifully Proportioned and Detailed Automobiles Ever Built

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

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Garth Hammers