1953 | Bentley R-Type Continental
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Make Bentley Model R-Type Model name R-Type Continental Year of manufacture 1953 Chassis number B44ZY Body style Coupe Body detail Coupe Power (kw/hp) 101/137 Cubic capacity (ccm) 4,566 Cylinders 6 Steering Right (RHD) Transmission Manual Drive Rear Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Others Manufacturer colour name - Interior colour Others Interior material Others Rechtslenker
1953 Bentley R type Fastback Coupe
Chassis number: B44ZY
Registration Number: PXL965
A physical car ready for immediate delivery.
Just completed with 30 miles covered. This car is absolutely as brand new & in simply perfect condition. The car is finished in the darkest shade of metallic blue: Bentley Black Sapphire which appears almost black in some lights. To the interior has cream/mushroom Muirhead Savannah leather to the seats & door cars along with traditional burr walnut to the dash board & door tops. This car is a 4 speed automatic example with a long continental rear axle giving very long legged performance.
A set of bespoke luggage is currently being made for the car. The headling is a mid blue alcantara.
Constructed & coachbuilt as a bespoke body & options on an original Bentley R type chassis used as a donor car; This modern interpretation is in effect a brand new Bentley Fastback being delivered 65 years late. Every nut bolt bearing & component has been remanufactured to as new.
Traditional coachbuilding techniques are employed producing the aluminium body, all panels are produced on an English wheel and checked on a traditional buck. Whilst the body is being completed the chassis is disassembled & rebuilt to brand new. The engine is rebuilt to as new & a free flow exhaust fitted considerably uprating the perfomance. The rear axle is also upgraded to continental specification allowing for very relaxed cruising at modern motorway speeds.
Full Technical Spec may be seen on the Bensport web site at:
Specification for this car:
Hand built aluminium two door fastback body.
Centre opening bonnet with inset louve panels.
Fuel fillers Le Mans style
Original wheels with original style wheel trims.
Stainless steel and aluminium front grille set into cowl.
Chromed brass window frames.
Standard, original and unmodified Bentley R-Type chassis fully restored to the highest standard in house.
Engine capacity increased to 4.9 Litres and fitted with lightweight Omega pistons.
Higher than original 3.07:1 “Continental” axle ratio. This gives a cruise of 80mph at around 3000rpm.
Lightweight aluminium fuel tank.
Aluminium high efficiency radiator.
Fully operational original B?ur chassis lubrication system.
Avon Turbosteel tyres.
Stainless steel exhaust system.
Power steering and a reduced size 16 inch steering wheel.
Alternator charging system.
Original points ignition.
Heated rear window.
Electronic instruments including Speedo, Rev counter (red lined as per Continental spec at 4,300 RPM), oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge, fuel gauge, clock.
17” Electric cooling fan.
Two speed self-park wipers.
Twin Lucas windtone horns.
Trim and interior
Lambs skin rugs in front footwells
Condition & Registration
Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 251476 Dealer Vehicle-ID: 2208
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