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1953 Bentley R-Type


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1953 BENTLEY “R-TYPE” SALOON #B398TN. (Stock # 3700.) The R-R-Type was the second post-war series Bentley and is a very elegant car with lines taken almost directly from the Mk VI with the exception of the desirable “long boot” offering almost twice as much room in the trunk. The engine size had grown to 4.5 litres at the end of the MK VI run and the quintessential 4-speed manual gearbox was the transmission of choice. Our car was sold in England to James K. Seymour then found its way to America with the ownership of Edward R. Greniger of Northport, NY, then to Peter F. Hunt of Little Silver, NJ before Herbert F. Sailer, an active member of the RROC and resident of Westfield, NJ, purchased the car from Mr. Hunt in March of 1988. During his 27 years of ownership, Mr. Sailer drove the Bentley in many RROC tours. Being a British car afficienado, owning an Austin Healey from new, an MG-TC, a Jaguar XKE and the Bentley when he passed away, he knew the right car to own and this was his Bentley of choice. Originally the car was painted in a single color of Tudor grey, but the subtle duo- tone of Tudor over Shell was performed prior to Mr. Sailer’s purchase. The car is fitted with factory


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    Bentley > R Type
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United States

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