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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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