Lot 265 - 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Mulliner-style Fastback Coupé
|Odometer reading||750 miles|
|Estimate||£230,000 - £260,000|
For the last 40 years, Racing Green Engineering has been producing the very finest bespoke recreations of the most famous cars on the planet. Their team of dedicated craftsmen are known for their attention to detail and design accuracy in recreating their range of Bentley Specials as well as all the other bespoke tributes produced on original marque chassis. It is important to note that any Racing Green Engineering car is immaculate, millimetre-perfect and comes complete with a four-year waiting list.
The fusion of Bentley engineering and the design concept of H.J. Mulliner produced one of the most desirable of cars – the R-Type Continental. Its appeal remaining timeless and regarded by collectors Worldwide as one of the most beautiful high performance grand touring cars ever produced. Its luxurious interior and road manners are the pinnacle of the Bentley marque’s Silent Sports Car philosophy.
This car is based on the R-Type chassis cradling a 4,566cc, straight-six engine with a higher compression ratio, a big bore exhaust and the correct Continental rear axle ratio. The bodywork is all-aluminium on a lightweight steel frame with heated rear window, tinted windscreen and electrically operated side windows. As per the original concept, the sumptuous interior features Connolly leather trim, deep Wilton carpets and polished walnut dashboard and door cappings.
Finally rolling out of their South Wales workshops in September 2017, this breathtaking example is indistinguishable from the original £1m original and the original engine and gearbox rebuilt and enveloped in a completely new aluminium body.
Beautifully finished in the stunning combination of period-correct dark blue coachwork with a sumptuous biscuit Nappa leather interior, this spectacular example is fully registered, carries a 12 month MoT test certificate and, unlike every other Racing Green Bentley, is available immediately.
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