Bentley R Type 1954
Sale price: £23,995.00 make an offer
Last update: 06.10.2013
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Car location: Gloucester, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
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 they 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.
As the car was restored quite a few years ago. the paintwork has some grazing here & there due to general use of the car. & is not perfect in some areas. You have to be very close to the car to see this. & I must point out however. there is absolutely no rust or rot anywhere. We can supply the car as it is. as a very very good honest example. or do some enhancement for the next customer.
The Chrome is all excellent & under bonnet detailing the same.
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.
These can be view via a link on our website
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