1955 Bentley R Type Saloon

Lot # Y20-273

This Vehicle Is Still Available For Purchase
Highest Bid:
$21,000
Engine Size
4.5 Liter 6 Cylinder
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Sedan
Miles
54,027
Vin
4400G6T4017008
Stock
Y20-273
This Vehicle Is Still Available For Purchase
Highest Bid:
$21,000
Engine Size
4.5 Liter 6 Cylinder
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Sedan
Miles
54,027
Vin
4400G6T4017008
Stock
Y20-273

Rare Freestone and Webb Coach Builder

Vehicle Highlights

  • 1955 Bentley R Type Saloon
  • 4.5 Liter Inline 6 Cylinder Engine
  • 4-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Black and Tan Exterior over Burgundy Full Leather Interior
  • Freestone and Webb Coach Builder
  • All Aluminum Body
  • Original Bentley with No Modifications with an Older Restoration that has Lasted very Well
  • Owned by the Very Wealthy and Aristocrats of the Era
  • The R-Type was an Improvement on Bentley's Popular MK VI Standard Saloon, and was produced from 1952 until 1955
  • The R-Types can be Designated with the Elongated Trunk to Accentuate the Sweeping Lines Design
  • Chassis Number B101-UL
  • Production was Very Limited with only 2500 units
  • Only 295 of them were Coach Built Bodies and Most were Left Hand Drive Cars
  • This is an Example of an Early Built Unit #101 and is a Right Hand Drive
  • Last Generation of the R-Types with Manual Transmission
  • Very few R-Types were Built by Freestone & Webb Coachbuilders
  • Approximately 80% of R-Type Production were Delivered with Steel Saloon Bodies, just over 300 Examples Left the Factory in Bare Chassis Form. Around 30 are Believed to have been Bodied by Northwest London Coachbuilder Freestone & Webb, with this example Rendered in Aluminum Coachwork. The Black and Tan finish shows well
  • Push Button Start and Rear Convenience Trays
  • Original Tire Tools
  • During Development it was referred to as the Bentley Mark VII; the Chassis Cards for the Cars Describe them as Bentley 7
  • R-Type Name which is now usually Applied Stems from Chassis Series RT
  • Front of the Saloon Model was Identical to the Mark VI, but the Boot (trunk) was almost Doubled in Capacity
  • Engine Displacement was approximately 4½ Liters, as Fitted to Later Versions of the Mark VI
  • An Automatic Choke was Fitted to the R-Type's Carburetor
  • The Attachment of the Rear Springs to the Chassis was Altered in Detail between the Mark VI and the R Type
  • Located in New York
844-593-7355

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