1954 bentley r-type continental




1954 bentley r-type continental

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    Cars that could cruise at mph with four occupants (and luggage) were unheard of - until the R Type Continental. Although only were produced, the R.

    Since 1970, all engines on Bentley cars have had a capacity of 6.75 liters. This tradition is maintained on modern cars.

    R-Type classic car? 9 offers for classic Bentley R-Type for sale and other classic cars on Classic Trader. Bentley R-Type () . This rarity enabled a Bentley R-Type Continental to be sold at auction for over $1 million dollars in

    1954 bentley r-type continental

    1954 bentley r-type continental

    Numerous components, notably including the entire body, were built of light alloy, resulting in a four-passenger body that weighed only pounds and less than 4, pounds when mated to the chassis. Cage, in turn, sold the car in to its current owner, only the fifth since new. The conditions agreed upon with my bank apply. Bentley vehicles Cars introduced in Rear-wheel-drive vehicles.

    1954 bentley r-type continental

    1954 bentley r-type continental

    1954 bentley r-type continental

    1954 bentley r-type continental

    1954 bentley r-type continental

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    Later in the decade, the company began experimenting with aerodynamic designs and eventually created the Georges Paulin-designed Corniche prototype of Mulliner was contracted to design and build the prototype Continental, which was based on the frame, suspension, steering, and braking components of a standard R-Type. The body, window, and seat frames were built of light alloy, resulting in a four-passenger body that weighed only pounds and less than 4, pounds when mated to the chassis.

    Of the production Continentals built between May and April , Mulliner would body of them to variations of their prototype design, which was dubbed the Sports Saloon. The Mulliner-bodied R-Type Continental created a space for itself that was unique.

    1954 bentley r-type continental

    According to the Bentley R-Type Continental Register and copies of the original build documents, chassis number BC14D was road tested on 22 September and completed on 4 October Bodied to the most desirable design, H. Interestingly, the car was not delivered to the original owner, steamship line executive William A. It has had a known and continuous ownership history since, passing in to J.

    Stephenson, a friend of Jack Barclay; in to the Hon. Neville; in to J. Wild; and in to A. The accompanying history file includes Jack Barclay service records, registration documents, restoration invoices for the trimming of the interior in , and extensive additional correspondence, as well as build records from the Rolls-Royce Foundation.

    1954 bentley r-type continental

    The car is now finished in sumptuous Velvet Green over green leather upholstery, a very elegant colour combination. Since I was a young boy, I had dreamed of owning an R-Type Continental and becoming a member of the Bentley Boys group; it has always been, for me, the only classic car that could be used comfortably by its owner.

    Late in the s, I began to look for one and had the opportunity to see and touch a dozen examples. In the end, I realized that UTU 3 was the nicest one because of her shape and lines that had been so perfectly drawn and built.

    I landed in my helicopter, close to a lorry that, immediately after our landing, opened, with my Continental sliding out from its back.

    1954 bentley r-type continental

    I and my friend immediately jumped in the magnificent car to go directly to the Club 55, where I was welcomed more than ever! In St Tropez, when the road to the harbour was closed to traffic, I never had any problem being allowed to pass in my Bentley. The same has been true in Monte Carlo; when UTU 3 is arriving, there is a kind of race between the valet guys to park her, and in the best position possible.

    This lovely R-Type Continental is offered with pride to a new home following years of enjoyment along the winding cliff-side roads of Monaco—the exact use for which the sumptuous, seductive Continental was originally intended. User Contact Media Media Info. UTU 3 is a queen of the road, a status that she will always retain.

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