1953 Bentley R Type Bensport La Sarthe Fastback.

Bentley R Type Bensport La Sarthe Fastback.

Year: 1953
Chassis no: TBA
Registration: TBA
Price: £580,000

Bentley R Type Bensport La Sarthe Fastback.

Chassis: 9 Donor cars currently available in LHD, RHD Auto & Manual.

Constructed & coachbuilt  as a bespoke body & options on an original Bentley R type chassis used as a donor car; This modern interpretation is in effect a brand new Bentley Fastback being delivered 65 years late.  Every nut bolt bearing & component has been remanufactured to as new.

Traditional coachbuilding techniques are employed producing the aluminium body hammer formed on a traditional buck.  Whilst the body is being completed the chassis is disassembled & rebuilt to brand new.   The engine is typically bored out to around 5 litres & a free flow exhaust fitted considerably uprating the perfomance.  The rear axle is also upgraded to continental specification allowing for very relaxed cruising at modern motorway speeds.

Production time is 6 to 8 months from receipt of order but will vary depending on other orders placed.    Payment is done in four 25% increments at the start of the build with the final tranche due just prior to delivery.  Paint colour, interior colours & woodwork are of course entirely at the customers discretion.  The Green car pictured above is finished in Aston Martin metallic green with a black hide interior & is being delivered to a customer in Japan.

Being a bespoke item there are numeous options to choose from.  Power Steering, Custom embossed leather luggage, heated seats , visible or hidden fuel filler caps, revised & uprated springs, spats to the rear wheel arches, wire or solid wheels, upgraded engine perfomance etc etc etc.  We strongly encourage customers to visit the factory in Somerset & discuss the full range of options & also to visit the car car as it is being built.

As standard the car comes with electronic period looking instruments (with Tachometer redlined at 4,300 rpm as per originbal continental spec), Electric windows, Electronic ignition, Bijur Chassis lubrication, Lightweight aluminium fuel tank, high efficiency Radiator, to name but some of the items.

Full Technical SPec may be seen on the Bensport web site at: 

https://bensportltd.co.uk/technical

Body 

? All aluminium two door fast back coupe. Paint colour to customer specification. 
? Cowled front with inset stoneguard.
? Centre opening bonnet with optional louvre panels.
? Twin "Le Mans" type 125mm fuel filler caps mounted on rear quarters (Can be changed for hidden fuel fillers). 

? Original wheels with original pattern (new) wheel trims. 

Mechanical 

? Standard configuration Bentley R-Type Chassis with revised and uprated springs.
? Manual or automatic gearbox.
? Modified steering column rake angle.
? Original engine totally rebuilt, six branch exhaust manifold and high efficiency exhaust system with twin tailpipes. 

? Manual gearbox rebuilt to final factory specification. 

? Lightweight aluminium fuel tank.
? Special aluminium high efficiency radiator.
? Fully operational Bijur chassis lubrication system. 

Electrics 
?  Alternator charging system. 
?  Electronic ignition. 
?  Electric windows. 
?  Heated rear window. 
?  Electronic instruments including Speedo, Rev counter (red lined as per Continental spec at 4,300 RPM), oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge, fuel gauge (with electronic tank unit), clock, (all instruments to Bentley pattern with black faces, white figures and printed with the Bentley "B"). 
?  Electric cooling fan with manual override. 
?  Two speed self park wipers. 
?  Twin Lucas windtone horns. 
 

Trim and interior 
? Specially designed sports seats with backrest adjustment.
? Customer specified leather upholstery to seats, door and rear quarter panels.
? Customer specified veneer (wood/aluminium) to dash face and door applique. 

? Dash design can be completely tailored to customer requirements.
? Customer specified carpet and headlining. 

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Additional Information / Service History

Bentley R Type Bensport La Sarthe Fastback.

Chassis: 9 Donor cars currently available in LHD, RHD Auto & Manual.

Constructed & coachbuilt  as a bespoke body & options on an original Bentley R type chassis used as a donor car; This modern interpretation is in effect a brand new Bentley Fastback being delivered 65 years late.  Every nut bolt bearing & component has been remanufactured to as new.

Traditional coachbuilding techniques are employed producing the aluminium body hammer formed on a traditional buck.  Whilst the body is being completed the chassis is disassembled & rebuilt to brand new.   The engine is typically bored out to around 5 litres & a free flow exhaust fitted considerably uprating the perfomance.  The rear axle is also upgraded to continental specification allowing for very relaxed cruising at modern motorway speeds.

Production time is 6 to 8 months from receipt of order but will vary depending on other orders placed.    Payment is done in four 25% increments at the start of the build with the final tranche due just prior to delivery.  Paint colour, interior colours & woodwork are of course entirely at the customers discretion.  The Green car pictured above is finished in Aston Martin metallic green with a black hide interior & is being delivered to a customer in Japan.

Being a bespoke item there are numeous options to choose from.  Power Steering, Custom embossed leather luggage, heated seats , visible or hidden fuel filler caps, revised & uprated springs, spats to the rear wheel arches, wire or solid wheels, upgraded engine perfomance etc etc etc.  We strongly encourage customers to visit the factory in Somerset & discuss the full range of options & also to visit the car car as it is being built.

As standard the car comes with electronic period looking instruments (with Tachometer redlined at 4,300 rpm as per originbal continental spec), Electric windows, Electronic ignition, Bijur Chassis lubrication, Lightweight aluminium fuel tank, high efficiency Radiator, to name but some of the items.

Full Technical SPec may be seen on the Bensport web site at: 

https://bensportltd.co.uk/technical

Body 

? All aluminium two door fast back coupe. Paint colour to customer specification. 
? Cowled front with inset stoneguard.
? Centre opening bonnet with optional louvre panels.
? Twin "Le Mans" type 125mm fuel filler caps mounted on rear quarters (Can be changed for hidden fuel fillers). 

? Original wheels with original pattern (new) wheel trims. 

Mechanical 

? Standard configuration Bentley R-Type Chassis with revised and uprated springs.
? Manual or automatic gearbox.
? Modified steering column rake angle.
? Original engine totally rebuilt, six branch exhaust manifold and high efficiency exhaust system with twin tailpipes. 

? Manual gearbox rebuilt to final factory specification. 

? Lightweight aluminium fuel tank.
? Special aluminium high efficiency radiator.
? Fully operational Bijur chassis lubrication system. 

Electrics 
?  Alternator charging system. 
?  Electronic ignition. 
?  Electric windows. 
?  Heated rear window. 
?  Electronic instruments including Speedo, Rev counter (red lined as per Continental spec at 4,300 RPM), oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge, fuel gauge (with electronic tank unit), clock, (all instruments to Bentley pattern with black faces, white figures and printed with the Bentley "B"). 
?  Electric cooling fan with manual override. 
?  Two speed self park wipers. 
?  Twin Lucas windtone horns. 
 

Trim and interior 
? Specially designed sports seats with backrest adjustment.
? Customer specified leather upholstery to seats, door and rear quarter panels.
? Customer specified veneer (wood/aluminium) to dash face and door applique. 

? Dash design can be completely tailored to customer requirements.
? Customer specified carpet and headlining. 

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