1953 Bentley R Type Special

Bentley R Type Special

Year: 1953
Chassis no: B506TN
Registration: FRS435
Price: £158,000

1953 Bentley R Type Special

Chassis number: B506TN

Registration number: FRS435

This R type was constructed by famed Bentley Builder Alan Padgett.  The body takes the form of a very rakish full on Mr Toad style Boat tail in the style of edwardian racers.  It is constructed from Aluminium & comes with detachable cycle style mudguard wings for winter use.

The car has had proper WO style 21" wheels fabricated for it which are shod with 4 new Blockley tyres giving the car the correct proportions to look right.  These are secured with knock off spinners.

The car is finished in a very dark shade of green which suits it admirably.  To the interior are green leather seats in as new condition.  A useful luggage area can be accessed behind the seats for soft bags or a decent sized suitcase.  The dash is a turned aluminium affair with large WO style speedometer & Tachometer.

This is a well sorted car that fires up instantly & has very ample performance given the lightweight of the body.  The exhaust is a straight though affair exiting the passenger side of the car & running down the side of the body.  A single side mount spare affixes to the drivers side of the car.

This car is  a pleasure to drive & appears much older then it is.  One has an excellent view from behind the twin aero screens of the road ahead & the large wheels may be very accurately positioned to just miss kerbs etc when pressing on.  It drives particularly well & is tremendous fun to fling down B roads on sunny days.  When parked it needless to say gathers a crowd of onlookers, having real presence even when standing still.

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1953 Bentley R Type Special

Chassis number: B506TN

Registration number: FRS435

This R type was constructed by famed Bentley Builder Alan Padgett.  The body takes the form of a very rakish full on Mr Toad style Boat tail in the style of edwardian racers.  It is constructed from Aluminium & comes with detachable cycle style mudguard wings for winter use.

The car has had proper WO style 21" wheels fabricated for it which are shod with 4 new Blockley tyres giving the car the correct proportions to look right.  These are secured with knock off spinners.

The car is finished in a very dark shade of green which suits it admirably.  To the interior are green leather seats in as new condition.  A useful luggage area can be accessed behind the seats for soft bags or a decent sized suitcase.  The dash is a turned aluminium affair with large WO style speedometer & Tachometer.

This is a well sorted car that fires up instantly & has very ample performance given the lightweight of the body.  The exhaust is a straight though affair exiting the passenger side of the car & running down the side of the body.  A single side mount spare affixes to the drivers side of the car.

This car is  a pleasure to drive & appears much older then it is.  One has an excellent view from behind the twin aero screens of the road ahead & the large wheels may be very accurately positioned to just miss kerbs etc when pressing on.  It drives particularly well & is tremendous fun to fling down B roads on sunny days.  When parked it needless to say gathers a crowd of onlookers, having real presence even when standing still.

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