1954 Bentley R Type

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Mileage 
    5 676 mi / 9 135 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Masn
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback (RHD)

One of just 204 produced
Manual Gearbox
Lightweight seats
Original colour combination
Exceptional history file
Long-term ownership spanning 43 years
Extensive professional refurbishment 2014/2015

Chassis number ‘BC20C’ was supplied by Charles Atwood & Son Ltd to Mr B P Jenks. Completed on 18th December 1953, the car was delivered finished in Masons Black with Burgundy hide interior trim, lightweight seats, and the manual gearbox. Its next three private owners, in order, were Sir Henry Spurrier (1956); S R H Clarke (1962); and Flight Lieutenant T N Allen (1971). The Bentley’s original registration number was ‘EUK 378’ and it has also been registered ‘KT 2038’ and now ‘999 BHR’.

This Continental has one of the most comprehensive history files we have ever seen, effectively commencing in 1971 when the car was purchased by Flt Lt Allen, who would look after it with no expense spared for the next 40-plus years. It appears that every single invoice has been kept, and the file also contains correspondence with the Rolls-Royce factory and a number of technical drawings. In the 1970s the Continental was re-sprayed white and re-trimmed in light grey, while in 1997 Classic Restorations of Alyth carried out a complete coachwork restoration and bare-metal repaint in Jaguar Metallichrome Blue, retaining the grey trim.

Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call 0208 878 3355 for more information.

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