1954 Bentley R Type Continental

This super-rare R-type continental by H.J. Mulliner was initially owned by Arthur Atlas of Brevitt Shoe Manufacturing Co of Leicester, England. In March 1938, Arthur was in England buying leather for his business and with the news of Hitler's plans they never returned to their home town of Grinzing, Vienna. After an ownership of just 2 years, BC68C was acquired by J. Palmer Chapman a judge and breeder of Guernsey cattle; his property "Bishopstone Stud Farm" was earlier occupied by William Dore a successful racehorse breeder. After Mr Chapman's death in 1964 the fastback was with Mr. Wilcock of Laybrook Farm in Goose Green, Pulborough.

This example has a rare manual gearbox, has beautifully re-painted to a wonderful standard in deep, inky blue, re-upholstered in blue/grey leather, with superb headlining, cross-banded woodwork, new carpets, beautifully re-chromed, etc, all of this, as we understand it, done by P&A Wood some twenty or so years ago, and still absolutely gorgeous.

This beautiful example was spottedn on Ebay UK in July 2023 asking $890,000 AUD.

Vehicle details

Added on 9 Jul 2023

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Vehicle Location: Country: 
United States
Build date: 
built in 1954
Automatic (column shift)
13,500 miles
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Interior Colour/Code: 
Not Available
Engine Type: 
6 cylinder
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
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