1953
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  • BENTLEY
    R Type Continental Mulliner Sports Saloon

    • Original and complete example
    • One-off
    • Best of Pebble Beach 2017 preserved class
    •  Single-family ownership for 47 years
    Chassis no. BC.9.C.
    Engine no. BCC9 ("matching-numbers")
    Colour Rover grey
    Interior Leather red
    Type limousine
    Gearbox Manual shift
    Drive Right
    Mileage 51678 km
    Location Hamburg

    Description:

    The Bentley R-Type Continental is a two-door, four-seater luxury car produced by Bentley in 207 examples from 1952 to 1955. It was a special edition model of the Bentley R-Type, which was considered the fastest four-seater of its time and was often referred to as the “flying carpet”. Today it is one of the most sought-after British classic cars, reaching high six-figure prices on the classic car market.

    This car features bodywork by H.J. Mulliner and is an original and complete example of this most desirable driver’s car. Naturally, the majority of R Type Continentals were purchased new by prominent figures – and indeed, the Bentley presented here was ordered new in 1954 on behalf of Philip. F. Scrutton, a world-class amateur golfer and pilot. He specified every conceivable option, along with a number of special requests, such as flared wings and cutaway spats, on the H.J. Mulliner body. In 1968 the aviation enthusiast, Frank Cavanagh, bought the car while on business in London. It remained in his family in Australia for 47 years. Some years ago the Bentley received a sensitive recommissioning before attending the 2017 Pebble Beach concours where it won the prestigious FIVA award for the best preserved post war car. Nowadays, the preservation classes are becoming more and more popular at world–class concours events, for which we`d estimate this fully documented Bentley as a future star…! The lavishly equipped R Type Continental is sure to beguile its new custodian with a layer of dust, a few dents – and some specially commissioned one-off features. Regularly driven and serviced by its present owner it is ready for further road trips.

    Engine:
    6-cylinder-engine, 4.566 cm3, 137 hp, manual gearbox

     

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    Description:

    The Bentley R-Type Continental is a two-door, four-seater luxury car produced by Bentley in 207 examples from 1952 to 1955. It was a special edition model of the Bentley R-Type, which was considered the fastest four-seater of its time and was often referred to as the “flying carpet”. Today it is one of the most sought-after British classic cars, reaching high six-figure prices on the classic car market.

    This car features bodywork by H.J. Mulliner and is an original and complete example of this most desirable driver’s car. Naturally, the majority of R Type Continentals were purchased new by prominent figures – and indeed, the Bentley presented here was ordered new in 1954 on behalf of Philip. F. Scrutton, a world-class amateur golfer and pilot. He specified every conceivable option, along with a number of special requests, such as flared wings and cutaway spats, on the H.J. Mulliner body. In 1968 the aviation enthusiast, Frank Cavanagh, bought the car while on business in London. It remained in his family in Australia for 47 years. Some years ago the Bentley received a sensitive recommissioning before attending the 2017 Pebble Beach concours where it won the prestigious FIVA award for the best preserved post war car. Nowadays, the preservation classes are becoming more and more popular at world–class concours events, for which we`d estimate this fully documented Bentley as a future star…! The lavishly equipped R Type Continental is sure to beguile its new custodian with a layer of dust, a few dents – and some specially commissioned one-off features. Regularly driven and serviced by its present owner it is ready for further road trips.

    Engine:
    6-cylinder-engine, 4.566 cm3, 137 hp, manual gearbox

     

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