Lot 64

2011   |   Amelia Island Auction 2011

1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner

SOLD $770,000




BC16LD Body No. 5762

Car Highlights

The Ultimate Specification R-Type Fastback

Desirable 4.9-Litre Equipped with Bucket Seats and Centre-Change Gearshift

One of Only 43 Left-Hand Drive Examples

Accompanied by the Rare Touring Spares Kit

Beautifully Preserved, Highly Original Condition

Offered with an Exceptional File of Documentation

An Extraordinary Discovery

Documented by the Continental Registry

Technical Specs

4,887 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Twin SU H6 Carburetors

178 HP

4-Speed Centre-Shift Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Front and Rear Independent Coil-Spring Rear Suspension

Live Rear Axle with Leaf Springs

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