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1952 Bentley Type R - Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Silver Cloud MK VI Silver Wraith

Sale price: $44,270.00 make an offer

Car location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: rolls-royce
Model: Other
Year: 1952
Type: sedan
Color: Blue over silver
Mileage: 1,000
Engine: 6
Transmission: manual
Fuel Type: Gas
Trim: Bentley Type R
Interior Color: Beige
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1952 Bentley Type R - Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Silver Cloud MK VI Silver Wraith for sale

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1952 Bentley Type R - Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Silver Cloud  MK VI Silver Wraith Photo
  • 1952 Bentley Type R - Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Silver Cloud  MK VI Silver Wraith
  • 1952 Bentley Type R - Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Silver Cloud  MK VI Silver Wraith
  • 1952 Bentley Type R - Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Silver Cloud  MK VI Silver Wraith
  • 1952 Bentley Type R - Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Silver Cloud  MK VI Silver Wraith


My 1952 Bentley Type R

~~VIN # B220SR~~


Production Specs for this car:

 Mileage: 13. 90  Only 533 of these cars are registered at Rolls-Royce Owners' Club of America  VIN #: B220SR  All matching numbers  CC #: 4. 66  Engine #: B1165


About my "girlfriend":

My girl has traveled less than 1. 00 miles since a complete professional chassis and mechanical restoration in 2012 and 2013. The restoration is totaling over $30. 00. 00 (Paint 5k. re-chrome 3k. Seals/Rubber 1k. Mechanical 10k and interior 8k) to make it the best Bentley Type R for sale online. In my opinion an exquisite pleasure to drive or ride in it :).

A comprehensive documentation of the body and mechanical restoration along with photographs and detailed receipts come with the car. ( http://youtu. be/Uu7bi2kLcns)

About me:

I am a private collector that love classic cars. It is the feeling you get when you are driving one of this great cars down in an open road somewhere that makes me buy them and restore them to perfection or at least I am trying :). I bought this car in 2011 and one of the things I like about this and all Bentleys is the unmistakable characteristics that define luxury. distinctive design. breathtaking power and performance. a refined and exhilarating driving experience. Yet it is the combination of these characteristics that makes this brand so unique.

More about the car:

My girlfriend is a extremely well-documented. she comes with all the documents dating to 1952. She is all complete down to its original British License Plate (ASO 400). tool set. including the hubcap wrench. jack. hand-cranks. flash light and pump for inflating tires. All numbers are documented. and matching. She also comes with the original owner's manuals and the first owner's information in Scotland. The car was imported to America in 1977 and the second owner held her in captivity in South Carolina since 1977-2011. This car is register at the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club of America. This Type R Bentley will surely provide its next owner wonderful afternoons at any car show events or the pure driving pleasure that has become synonymous with this famous elegant car. Its mechanical condition is no less impressive. the car performs admirably and doesn't have any overheating issues. My girlfriend can be driven to the west coast without any mechanical issues but it will be a shame. she is too good looking to do that :).

Her body is very nice and laser straight lines. and all body panels align nicely and correctly. Suicide-Style Doors. hood. and trunk lid are all operating with ease. and windows are rolling up and down without any problems. All glass is complete. clear. and without any cracks.

Beside its elegant and desirable BLUE over SILVER exterior and beige over blue interior color combination. this Bentley is equipped with optional factory sunroof.

Chrome is all complete. Grill looks perfect without any dings or dents in it and it is complimented with its MASCOT. Headlights are original. and look wonderful!

Interior is all complete. down to its cigarette lighter. radio and foot-resets. Interior wood is all there. and shines in its full glory.

About her price:

Professionally appraised by AUTOMOBILE APPRAISAL SERVICE at $43. 00. 00. This appraisal is consistent with the 2012 Hagerty Price Guide which values Series 2 1952 Bentley Type R at $43. 00. 00.


You can download the appraisal document from a professional company in pdf format following this link:

www. mdpe2go. com/1952/AUTOMOBILE_APPRAISAL_SERVICE_1952_Bentley_R_Type. pdf   (It is a big file so be patient)


This appraisal is consistent with the 2012 Hagerty Price Guide which values Series 2 1952 Bentley Type R at $43. 00. 00.

You can download the appraisal document from a professional company in pdf format following this link:

www. mdpe2go. com/1952/AUTOMOBILE_APPRAISAL_SERVICE_1952_Bentley_R_Type. pdf

You can also view the Hagerty appraised car value following this link:

http://www. hagerty. com/valuationtools/HVT/VehicleSearch/Report?vc=1336288

My Bentley Restoration Blog @:

http://my1952bentleytyper. blogspot. com/



After the World War II Rolls Royce resumed car production with the Bentley Mark VI. which in 1952 evolved into the R-Type. Departing from the custom coach bodies of the pre-war era. the first post World War II cars were factory fitted with steel coach work. A limited number of Mark VI. and R's were re-badged with Rolls-Royce grills and marketed as Silver Dawns.

The R-Type was known as the big bore and big boot sports saloon which was advertised as The Silent Sports Car To be driven by its owner!! A 4. 6 Liter straight six-cylinder engine with four-speed floor shift makes the car very responsive and fun to drive.

What makes this Bentley special is that 1953 was the last year that offered 4-speed manual transmission which made this car nimble and less fun to drive. as later cars were offered with less desirable automatic transmission.

My Bentley Type R is the most complete car you will ever find for sale online. Displaying the original radio. original Yale car keys. original sunroof. original flash light. original tools and original center  hand rest piece. The radio was working before I converted the car from 6 amp to 12 amp but everything else works. "ALL" the dash lights. speedometer. temp. engine pressure. clock. etc. It is quite amazing if we take in consideration that the car is 63 years old.


The car has been upgraded from a generator to an alternator for a better driving experience at night! I have kept the original generator and comes with the car.


The tires are new and they are Bridgestone asymmetrical radial tires. specific to the period. are mounted on correctly sized Bentley Iron Wheels with brand new Bentley Badges.

Wearing new Bridgestone Turanza with the "CORRECT" no White WALL/Line tires.

The car has always been stored in my garage.


But Lets's see a little bit of her. :

*** The Carolina blue and sun skies is making her shine like crazy!  ***

Mirror finish paint




All 47 pieces of chrome are re-Chrome



(I spent more than $1. 00. 00 just with the seals)


Original Headlights very rare to find in mint condition

The fog light has a little/tiny dent :(

*** Re-Chrome Bentley Grill ***

Engine is all original and clean but it is not detailed  /  Bentley oil leak comes with the car free :)


*** Both Traficators / Turn signals work as it should ***

*** The Carolina blue and sun skies is making her shine like crazy!  ***

*** original flash light in the engine compartment & Trunk Tools ***


My 1952 Bentley Type R INTERIOR

Words cannot do justice to the amazing condition
Finished in the gorgeous color combination. An original Navy blue color. this Bentley Type R is a showpiece all the way! The body is rust free. dent free. laser straight.  

*** 100% Wool as the Headliner ***


Navy blue carpet with beige piping


                                     Rear hand rest                                     Original screws under the front seats


Headliner without the sun roof / the interior light has also been rechrome 

Sun roof with the original label




The drive in this car is just as wonderful as it's looks. The engine starts effortlessly and comes to idle very quickly. the clutch feels perfect and she shifts into gear flawlessly. Down the road she goes without a care in the world as this is easily as much driving fun as you can have with your clothes on and still be legal! The double overhead cam 4. 6L engine purrs like a kitten and pulls as strong as day one. The steering is hard. handling. and braking are all excellent and the car literally inspires confidence when driving and she begs for more.

The undercarriage is solid but needs a little bit of cleaning

No holes or rust perforations in the chassis

the undercarriage looks amazing. the majority of left hand driver cars looks awful underneath but this one is the exception

all chassis is original. it has NOT been welded / ALL ORIGINAL


These pictures where just taken and I try hard to describe my "girlfriend" honestly and accurately. Transportation is free anywhere in the continental USA only with a buy it now option. This amazing Bentley is a must of you are looking for a Type R than can be shown as well as driven and examples like this are getting very hard to find. Please feel free to email any questions or offers via ebay. thanks for looking and good luck!!


My 1952 Bentley Type R VIDEOS

~~VIN # B220SR~~

Are all these pictures not enough?

Then please view all these 7 videos:


This is day 1 before all the restoration started      (October 2012)                                      47 pieces replated  (November. 2012)


After paint job - car needed to be clean   (March. 2013)                                      Car clean and painted arrived home after 3 months of hard work                                                   


Final Project view 360 Degrees           (April. 2013)                                                                      Leather seats/Headliner Interior Video


Driving on the road experience / Interior view while driving                         



Are you interested in seeing all the restoration process? If yes. keep scrolling down. :)


My Bentley Restoration Blog @:

http://my1952bentleytyper. blogspot. com/





Restored over the last TWO years. The car was a good clean car to start with but just wanted to make it extra special and enjoy the project achieving this:


New 4 Bridgestone Turanza tires without the white line wall. These cars came without the white line! New brake lines New Rear wheel bearings New Front wheel bearings New electric fan installed New lower. upper and bypass hoses New modern plug wire set New 47 rechrome pieces New ignition wire set New alternator New headlight installation with high density but keeping the original housing New vacuum hose New front stabilizers for handling better New parking cable New exhaust chrome pipe Full service done in February 2013 (oil. oil filter. air filter. two gasoline filters belts. all new fluids. spark plugs) Check servo in transmission New fuel line New headlight seals New Weather-strip door seals New drop glass to frame and sunroof New felt seal window glass New Petro flap rubber seal New complete Leather interior in original color blue piping matching carpets and beige trim for carpets and blue piping in seats and door panels as the original      Front Seats     Rear Seats     4 Door panels     2 hand rest (one for each front door)     2 sun visors     2 hand rest for the back seats     1 Middle hand rest section     2 Vanities in the back section New Saw in 100% WOOL Headliner. All interior has been redone. sunroof. headliner. vanity section and each door plastic seals recover with the 100% wool New fluids (coolant. brakes. oil. clutch. transmission) New filters New paint sooth like glass. 2nd class level Clean tank and filter Rebuilt carburetors Over $30. 00. 00 spent in Mechanical. chrome. interior and paint restoration in the last year with all receipts upon request. Please see video to see all the records. This is not me typing the work it is a receipt for everything type in. :) Many listing are just saying it but they haven't done anything to the car bc they don't have any service records of it to prove it! BE SMART BUYER AND DON'T BELIEVE WHAT YOU DON'T SEE.

This is a completed orginal "all together" 1952 Bentley Type R Saloon which can simply be purchased and enjoyed. This is not the average Type R. I have spent money and time to make it one of the best Type R for sale which makes for a perfect high standard weekend driver. These cars are going up in value. This model was the last year that Bentley Installed a manual transmission in it. Restoring these can be expensive and difficult if you are not experienced so this one makes for great buying considering everything has been done. This car has been appraised for $43. 00. 00 and is insured by Hagerty for this amount and also is listed in their price guide value for more than this amount. Our reserve is very low compare to the real value of this car. Good luck with bidding on it.


~~VIN # B220SR~~




Many companies have worked on the car. Automotive international. Kustom shop. upholestery leather. inc. . nbsp; Geralds shop. Lejos corporation.

after market industries etc.


My Bentley Type R Chroming Process


All 47 pieces of chrome were removed from the car to be replated.


Lejos corporation in Concord North Carolina worked on the re-Chroming

These are all 47 chrome parts replaced from the car and rechrome

Here are some old pictures of the chrome before rechroming

huge dent on the bumper (prior rechroming)

Wheel cap prior rechroming

superficial rust on the front and back overriders before rechroming


Here are some close ups of the new replated chrome pieces

front bumper and overrider


Front Bentley wheel with mascot




The Bentley look great from 10ft away before we painted but this was a close up picture of the car when we bought it!

Both quarter panels had been repaired. They welded instead of using bondo

sill plate area to the bare metal to see that the car was almost rust free before we start the project

striping the important areas to check for rust

sill plate area on the passenger side

quarter pannels prime after welding the area in new metal same gauge size as the rest of the car

preping for priming

preping for priming

Final paint job. NOW She just needs a cleaning service and reinstalling chrome. lights. seals. interior in her will do the magic :)




Old muffler

new chrome muffler (the car sound is amaizing now)






Front seat: It is not clear in this picture but the second owner painted the seats. door panels. etc.

 instead of staining it properly that's why I re-do the entire interior bc i like originality even if it looks old and crack

Terrible "paint job" :) from previous owner painted instead of stain the leather.

This is the piping. if we turn it over we see that the original color was navy blue instead of grey


New leather hide for our new interior. 12 hides used to re-do the entire car.




Gerald Master Jaguar/Rolls Royce Mechanic completed some of the work



~~VIN # B220SR~~



Well. I have a solution for you go to see my blog 4 more INFO AND PICS :)


http://my1952bentleytyper. blogspot. com/



Car is available for buyer inspection/due diligence prior to sale. I don't have any problem to show the car or test drive it with me driving it! I am not a dealer and I have a lot of cars an accident test driving car will increase the entire collector policy. Seller takes no liability for buyers duty to do his own due pre purchase diligence. I'll not accept an inspection of the car after wining the auction. after the auction is closed down payment needs to be paid within the 24 hours and it is a requirement before I sent any car documentation. Dealers are not welcome to buy this car. or day dreamers.


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