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Bentley Type R

Sale price: £39,995.00 make an offer
Last update: 08.08.2013

Car location: Gloucester, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Bentley
Model: OTHER
Year: 1954
Type: standard car
Color: Grey
Engine: 4,556
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Previous Owners: 2
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Restoration & recent ownership

The last owner of this vehicle has owned it for 9 years. In the early part of his ownership he set about to fully restore the car. Unfortunately he has kept no photos of the restoration. however the elderly gentleman told me he totally stripped the car to bare metal. He replaced any rotten panels & gave the car a new coat of two tone grey paint.
He declares that the seats where the original & states that he has spent countless hours of continually feeding the leather to bring them back to today's condition. which is quite remarkable as the are pristine. plump. good springs & the leather condition is fantastic with great colour.
The headlining is in remarkable condition also. like new. Along with the fully working (very smooth & easy to use) sunroof. Quite rare finding one of these working so freely according to the past owner.
He also fully rebuilt the engine during the restoration. & there are some bills on file for parts. Minimal miles have been done by the gentleman since.

Recent work with us

Unfortunately the car has suffered blemishes to the bodywork on one or two areas. This is due to the car being stored by what I can gather in a workshop at the owners sons business premises. It has therefore been although covered & protected from the elements. in the midst of an area to suffer the odd scratch.
We are therefore treating the car to a full new repaint. Really It does not all need doing. however to make the car right we have decided that this is the best route forward. Therefore bringing the car back to a tip top condition. It will be supplied to the next owner with pristine paintwork.
The chromework is all excellent.
On file is a copy of the original Works Specification Sheet. It state's chassis number as B-151-WG & engine B. 225. W. The type of body a standard steel saloon & paint as Shell Grey. Belco. 222/2128. Interior Brown Hide. Additional special features a Synchromesh Gear Box.
The car was ordered & supplied by Bentley to Messrs. Rossleigh Ltd. possibly of Edinburgh. for a A. H. Whyte of Skelmorlie. Ayrshire on 11/03/54. for around £4. 00. These cars histories are very interesting & remarkable. With more digging it would be quite interesting for a new owner to trace some more of the cars life & owners.

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