1954 Bentley R Type Continental Franay Fastback SOLD

Only 208 cars were built during the three-year period and just 43 had left-hand drive

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1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Franay Fastback ID# BC51LC Engine# BCC50 1 of only 5 Built! Production of the Bentley R-Type started in 1952 and continued through 1955; a great departure from Bentley’s traditional chauffeur-driven sedan, the Continental was designed to be driven by the owner-enthusiast. Only 208 cars were built during the three-year period and just 43 had left-hand drive. Profiles of the Continental and the Bentley Mark VI standard sedan are indistinguishable up to the rear edge of the front doors; beyond that point the “fastback” design incorporates a rear window and a sweeping trunk lid that results in a more spacious luggage compartment. The R-Type was delivered as a rolling chassis for the creation of custom coachwork. This R-Type Continental has a 4,566 cc engine (4.5-liter), a four-speed manual transmission with floor-mounted shifter, and a rear axle geared for high-speed touring; the R-Type can maintain 120-mph for hours without breaking a sweat. Most Continentals were fastbacks built by H. J. Mulliner & Co. in London; Park Ward in London built six, Graber in Switzerland built three, Franay in Paris bodied five cars, and Pinin Farina in Italy created only one.

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as of 1/18/2007

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Car 1954 Bentley R Type Continental Franay Fastback
VIN BC51LC 
Small Series  1 of 208 
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