This 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback by H.J. Mulliner is an undisputed icon of British motoring and one of the all-time great Bentley models. Built in extremely limited numbers, these high-performance grand touring cars attracted an elite clientele that included royalty, celebrities, and captains of industry. This car, BC10LB, is certainly no exception, as Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond series, ordered this Bentley for his friend and collaborator Ivar Bryce. Bryce, a fascinating figure in his own right, worked for the British Security Coordination during World War II and was the inspiration for Flemings character Felix Leiter. Originally finished in Deep Grey and specified as a left-hand drive, manual gearbox car with fender spats and lightweight seats, Bryces R-Type Continental was equipped with bespoke features such as fitted luggage and a racehorse mascot. Recently discovered in a Hollywood, California garage, where it had been hidden away for over three decades, this unrestored R-Type Continental is the most exciting and important post-war Bentley to come to market in a generation. -The Most Significant Bentley Discovery in Recent Memory -Desirably Equipped wit
1952 Bentley R Type Coupe by ParkWard, 1 of 6 1952 R Type Coupe, Dark blue metallic over Shell Grey metallic with Dark blue leather and a new West of England headliner in Grey, design number 147, 1 of only 6 built, by ParkWard, 4.5Ltr big bore engine, manual gearbox, all numbers matching, original registration (transferable) a huge history file, last owner, 16 years, almost £37,000 on the very recent cosmetic restoration by my company, underside fully stripped and chassis black painted, majority of the chrome re-chromed on the car, A/C, Power Steering (Electric) engine bay fully detailed, all new gaskets, carbs rebuilt, fully serviced and brand new tyres 205/80/16 x 5, steel wheels media blasted and black gloss powder coated, twin stainless steel exhaust system, fully re-trimmed boot area in Dark blue Wilton carpet, all tools freshly Nickel plated, it drives perfect, a very rare and desirable 50's Bentley suitable for a nice collection. £POA
This 1953 Bentley R-Type RHD is a good original car for complete restoration. Red over black with red interior. It comes complete and intact. For only $11,750
1953 Bentley R Type Drophead in British Racing Green with Beige leather interior. Coach work by Park Ward Engine, 6 cylinder, overhead inlet, side exhaust valve, twin SU carburetors,a 4566 cc. Gearbox 4 speed synchromesh. Brakes, hydro-mechanical servo assisted. Suspension, independent front, semi-elliptic rear with adjustable dampers. Only 2320 of these cars built post war came with custom coach work. And of those a rare minority were dropheads.The R Type is an excellent driver's car with superbly refined engine and precise right hand gear change. It has a power operated hood ( with valve key ) and push button radio with twin speakers, as well as small door crests. Could use a paint job. Chassis # B187 SP Engine # B343 S For only $135,000
1954 Bentley R-Type 1954 Bentley R-Type Left Hand Drive in black with black interior. Comes equipped with an automatic transmission, factory sunroof, rear folding picnic trays and includes the spare tire. Salvage title. Extremely rare left hand drive/automatic example. Excellent original car for restoration. For $26,500 If you have any additional questions Please call 310-975-0272 or email with any questions! We also welcome all international buyers. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements.
1952 Bentley R-Type 1952 Bentley R-Type Right Hand Drive in silver with grey interior. Comes equipped with manual transmission, factory sunroof, rear folding picnic trays and includes some miscellaneous parts. Excellent original car. Lots potential. Great candidate for restoration. For $15,750 If you have any additional questions Please call 310-975-0272 or email with any questions! We also welcome all international buyers. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements.
1955 Bentley R-Type 1955 Bentley R-Type Right Hand Drive in silver with grey interior. Equipped with an automatic transmission, sunroof, rear folding picnic trays, wood trim and comes with the spare tire. Lots of potential. Excellent original car to restore. Mechanically sound. For $22,750 If you have any additional questions Please call 310-975-0272 or email with any questions! We also welcome all international buyers. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements.
1951 Bentley R-Type 1951 Bentley R-Type Right Hand Drive in old English white with cloth interior. Comes equipped with an automatic transmission and factory sunroof. Very desirable project car with lots of potential. Great candidate for restoration. For $16,750 If you have any additional questions Please call 310-975-0272 or email with any questions! We also welcome all international buyers. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Bentley R Type Continental. Rover Grey/Red Interior. Full Matching numbers. Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner including many one-off features. 42,678 miles only since new. Full documented ownership history from new including the original purchase document, owner’s handbook, build sheets from Rolls Royce Foundation and registration number SWH 1. Last family owners since 1968. Ownership History Philip. F. Scrutton Sopers Cottage Chipstead Surrey England 4/2/1954 Registration: MLT 3 Ordered new by Philip. F. Scrutton in 1954, a world class amateur golfer and pilot, three time winner of Brabazon Cup and a member of the British Walker and Ryder Cup Golf teams in 1955/6/7. He was mentioned in Ian Flemings book ‘Goldfinger’ due to his golfing prowess. Mr Scrutton was an avid car collector owning eleven cars in 1955; including a Mercedes Benz 300 SL #5500033 Registration No. PLE 3. He further purchased a Mercedes Benz 300 SL #5500374 Registration No. MLT 3. He died on 30th of October 1958 in a car accident. JD Classics has recent correspondence with Mr. Scruttons family on file. Stanley. W .Bailey Hailwood King Motors (Oxford) Ltd New Road Oxford Englan
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Bentley R-Type Continental. Smoke Green with Grey Green interior. Matching numbers. UK supplied car, famously owned by Hon. Alan Clark MP and mentioned in many of the Hon. Alan Clark’s books and newspaper columns. Under his ownership he made a few personal styling changes including removal of the front over riders and centre bumper for a sportier look along with front sports seats which remain today. (Over riders, centre bumper and original seats supplied with car) Mechanically he kept it as intended and famously never polished it although very well maintained regardless of cost with P & A Wood for many years. Original maintenance and touring data handbooks in original Bentley Motors Bindings with history survive and will be supplied with the car. An extremely rare un-restored original car in beautifully patinated condition. An important piece of British motoring folklore. Please contact us for further details.
- Built by a former director of Rolls-Royce motorcars, and professional engineer, in the 1990s as a tribute to the 'Scalded Cat' Bentleys - Powered by a 6.5 litre Rolls-Royce B81 straight-eight engine allied to automatic transmission - Veteran of numerous rallies including the Bentley Drivers' Club's Tour of South Africa in 2003 (c.4,000 miles) Rolls-Royce built two straight-eight powered Bentleys using the 'B'-series eight-cylinder variant of the standard six-cylinder engine (one of which was loaned to HRH Prince Philip who was apparently reluctant to hand it back). These were dubbed 'Scalded Cats' and in the mid-1960s Robin Moore started to plan a similar car based on a R-Type Chassis. He was working in the experimental department of Rolls-Royce at the time and an internal memo dated August 1965 sees him asking if any ex-test cars would become available. This plan did not come to anything with the acquisition of an S1 Continental Convertible in the late 1960s consuming all available time and cash and the collapse of Rolls-Royce and his move to Surrey to work for W. S. Atkins closing off further progress. In the mid-1980s he had bought a Harry Rose-bodied MkVI Special and his inte
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