1953 Bentley R Type Manual Standard Steel Saloon

Make:- Bentley

Model:- R Type Manual

Year:- 1953

Colour:- Blue

Price:- £25,000


The R Type was introduced in 1952 replacing the Bentley Mark VI & the last production model to be sold with manual transmission. With an straight six engine and  a 4566cc displacement the R Type front end was identical to the Mark VI but with a much bigger boot.

This vehicle was originally Tudor Grey but was painted Blue in 1973.

This R Type was first registered on 27th June 1953 to Rolls-Royce Motors. The current owner took possession on 4th September 1999 and during his ownership has had several tours of the USA as well as Europe & extensively in the UK, but has now decided to reluctantly to sell.

Having been maintained by the owner or ourselves during this time, we replaced the pistons/big end shells & 2 piston liners in 2010 around 9,000 miles ago.  Also during this work we fitted a radiator & a Kenlowe electric fan.

The upholstery could do with some attention, but nevertheless a great value R Type.

MOT & road tax exempt

We are selling on behalf of our customer, vehicle not being stored on site. Please contact us to arrange a viewing.