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1953 Bentley R-Type

Sale price: £36,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 14.11.2013

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

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Bentley
Model: R-Type
Year: 1953
Type: Standard Car
Mileage: 37,161
Transmission: Automatic
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1953 Bentley R-Type for sale

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  •  1953 Bentley R-Type
  •  1953 Bentley R-Type

For sale by auction on Saturday 30 November 2013 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170 or 07733290120
The R-Type is the second series of post-war Bentley motorcars
and replaced the Mk. VI. Essentially a larger-boot version of the
Mk. VI. the R-Type is regarded by some as a stop-gap before the
introduction of the S-Series cars in 1955. As with its predecessor. br/>a standard body was available as well as coach-built versions by
firms including H. J. Mulliner. Park Ward. Harold Radford. Freestone
and Webb and others. Even by this date. there was little difference
(other than the radiator grills and the carburation) between the
standard Bentley R-Type and the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn although
Bentley was still the more popular marque. The vast majority of
cars produced indeed were Bentleys with some 2500 units
manufactured during the R-Type's run. During development. it was
referred to as the Bentley Mk. VII; the chassis cards for these
cars describe them as Bentley 7. The R-Type name. which is now
usually applied. stems from chassis series RT.

This most elegant example is presented in the attractive colour
scheme of navy blue over cream. 252 UXH underwent a complete
restoration which was completed approximately five years ago and. br/>according to the vendor. to a very high standard. The interior was
completely replaced. with the seats finished in new navy Connelly
leather piped in cream. The headlining was also replaced as indeed
were the Wilton carpets with all the woodwork taken out and
refinished to a very high standard in keeping with the rest of the
car. 252 UXH is in good order mechanically with a rebuilt 4¼ litre
engine being fitted at time of restoration. Described by the vendor
as being pleasant to drive; supplied with a V5 registration
document and a history file. this handsome R-Type is reluctantly
being sold due to lack of suitable storage facilities.

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