1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

The First Production R-Type Continental | Single Family Ownership for Over 45 Years
Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner
Estimate: $1,500,000 - $2,000,000
Chassis: BCA1
Engine: BCA1

Among the Most Important Postwar Bentleys Extant
The First Production Bentley R-Type Continental – Chassis BC1A
Delivered to Paris in June 1952 via Franco-Britannic Automobiles
Retains Original H.J. Mulliner Coachwork and Matching-Numbers Engine
Complete, Unbroken Provenance with One Private Owner for over 45 Years
Never Before Restored, Shown, or Offered for Public Sale

4,566 CC F-Head Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU H6 Carburetors
Estimated 153 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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