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1953 Bentley La Sarthe R Type Fastback
Sale price: £290,000.00 make an offer
Car location: GRAYS, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
The car will also be displayed upon our Stand at Technoclassica in Essen & is available for viewings.
The La Sarthe Bentley fastback is produced as a limited production run to the customers bespoke specification. It features an R type chassis built to "as new" specification & is clothed with one of the most beautiful aluminium fastback bodies imaginable.
Specification is comprehensive & includes the following:
All aluminium two door fast back coupe.
Cowled front with inset stoneguard.
Rearward opening bonnet with two full louvre panels. (Louvres can be omitted if required).
Twin "Le Mans" type 125mm fuel filler caps mounted on rear quarters.
Original wheels with original pattern (new) wheel trims.
All exterior brightwork nickel plated.
Standard configuration chassis with revised and uprated springs.
Modified (rose jointed) and uprated front anti roll bar.
Additional rear anti roll bar.
Alloy brake drums.
Manual or automatic gearbox.
Power steering (E-Z electric system).
Modified steering column rake angle.
Original engine totally rebuilt. with fast road cam. six branch exhaust manifold and high efficiency exhaust system with twin tailpipes.
Manual gearbox rebuilt to final factory specification.
Axle rebuilt with “Continental” 3. 07:1 differential.
Lightweight aluminium fuel tank.
Special aluminium high efficiency radiator.
Spin off full flow oil filter with oil cooler.
Fully operational Bijur chassis lubrication system.
New wiring loom to our own specification. with independent fusing and relay control of all systems.
Alternator charging system.
Air conditioning with electric motor driven compressor. with three speed heater blower motor.
Heated rear window.
Electronic instruments including Speedo. Rev counter (red lined as per Continental spec at 4. 00 RPM). oil pressure gauge. oil temperature gauge. water temperature gauge. fuel gauge (with electronic tank unit). volt meter. clock. (all instruments to Bentley pattern with black faces. white figures and printed with the Bentley "B").
Electric cooling fan with manual override.
Facet fuel pump.
Two speed self park wipers.
Twin Lucas windtone horns.
Trim and interior:
Specially designed sports seats with backrest adjustment.
Customer specified leather upholstery to seats. door and rear quarter panels and dash top.
Customer specified veneer (wood/aluminium) to dash face and door applique.
Customer specified carpet and headlining.
Bumpers and/or rear parking sensors.
Spats to rear wheel arches (with steel/alloy wheels only).
Hidden fuel fillers.
Wire wheels with knock-off hubcaps.
Delete power steering.
Delete finned aluminium brake drums.
Suitcase set. trimmed in leather and embossed with "La Sarthe" logo attached by leather straps to raised luggage floor behind seats.
Alternative to above rear seat to provide two plus two seating arrangement.
Alternative platings in lieu of Nickel.
Orders are now being accepted with production of 5 units per year.
A gallery of large high resolution pictures may be viewed at http://www. vandp. net by clicking the "More Pictures" button.
Be sure to view image in "Original" format if you wish for a close up view. Menu is to right of picture.
Office 01442 236711
Richard Biddulph 07967 260673
Adi 07853 226940
We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :
9 Globe Industrial Estate. br/>Grays. Essex. RM17 6ST
Also published at eBay.co.uk
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Derek, dated 25 january 2023
Where can the car be viewed?
Is the car UK registered?
from matteo, dated 24 october 2019
Is this vehicle still available? if so where can I see more pictures and how far are you from Heathrow?
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