1953 Bentley R Type Special.
Sale price: £88,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 13.12.2013
Price trends for this listing: £88,000.00
Car location: GRAYS, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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1953 Bentley R Type Special. for sale
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Chassis number: B373SP
Registration number: NLN806
A spectacular R type based special completed just before Christmas. Regrettably the car comes to us from the estate sale of the late owner; a meticulous & skilled engineer with a lovely collection of classic cars.
The car is needless to say in concours condition. with everything having been done during the build. The body is by noted body builder & aluminium specialist Jack Buckley. We feel he got the lines just right giving the car a chunky purposeful look & incorporating all sorts of interesting styling cues with a dollop of Mr Toad thrown in for good measure.
From the rear the car has a very vintage appearance enhanced by having 21" wheels fitted to the rear which makes the car very long legged on the road. whilst the 19" units at the front make for light positive steering. All four wheels are shod with vintage looking Blockley tyres.
To the interior is brand new leather in biscuit with comfortable snug bucket seats to the front & a more capacious bench to the rear which neatly covers with tonneau. A removable Auster screen completes the ensemble giving the car a very very sporting look. The front screen folds down for bugs in the teeth style excursions. To the front or the car is a spot lamp & the usual Bentley quotient of wire mesh.
The engine starts instantly & provides no shortage of performance helped by the lightness of the aluminium body work. The gear box is the usual butter smooth R type 'box allowing for easy synchromesh aided changes. Ingress & egress is a simple affair due the the intentional low cut to the doors aimed at helping an older person to easily clamber in & out.
This is a stunning creation in as new condition & is ready to be driven shown. or simply admired in the garage resplendent in its pillar box red paintwork. It will be appearing on our stand at Technoclassica in Essen if it has not sold beforehand.
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Office 01442 236711
Richard Biddulph 07967 260673
Adi 07853 226940
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Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :
9 Globe Industrial Estate. br/>Grays. Essex. RM17 6ST
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