Item # 17341: Newport Beach, CA, 1953 Bentley R-Type Sports Saloon

Vehicle Year1953
Vehicle MakeBentley
Vehicle ModelR-Type Sports Saloon
Vehicle ColorWhite
Working ConditionYes
CityNewport Beach

Additional Description

This Bentley is a beautiful tudor gray and silver R-Type Sports Saloon. The interior is gray leather with midnight blue piping. Only 2,018 of these steel body and frame beauties were made between 1952 and 1955. That equates to only 505 per year! This was the second model Bentley produced after WW ll. It improved on its predecessor (the Mark Vl) by offering a bigger engine and trunk. Back then, the R-Type was known as the \"big bore\", \"big boot\", sports saloon. It instantly became the perfect continuation to Bentley\'s already famous reputation of building the best silent sports cars that also maintained the elegance and grace of luxury machines. It was capable of speeds well over 100 mph! It\'s Rolls-Royce \"sister\" version was known as the \"big boot\" Silver Dawn.