1953 Bentley R type Fastback Continental Coupe

Bentley 1953 Bentley R type Fastback Continental Coupe

Year: 1953
Chassis no: B44ZY
Registration: PXL965
Price: £485,000

1953 Bentley R type Fastback Coupe

Chassis number: B44ZY

Registration Number: PXL965

A physical car ready for immediate delivery.

Just completed with 30 miles covered.  This car is absolutely as brand new & in simply perfect condition.  The car is finished in the darkest shade of metallic blue: Bentley Black Sapphire which appears almost black in some lights.  To the interior has cream/mushroom Muirhead Savannah leather to the seats & door cars along with traditional burr walnut to the dash board & door tops.  This car is a 4 speed automatic example with a long continental rear axle giving very long legged performance.  

A set of bespoke luggage is currently being made for the car.  The headling is a mid blue alcantara.

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, all panels are produced on an English wheel and checked on a traditional buck.  Whilst the body is being completed the chassis is disassembled & rebuilt to brand new.   The engine is rebuilt to as new & 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.

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

https://bensportltd.co.uk/commission

https://bensportltd.co.uk/technical

Specification for this car:

Body 

Hand built aluminium two door fastback body. 

Centre opening bonnet with inset louve panels. 

Fuel fillers Le Mans style

Original wheels with original style wheel trims. 

Stainless steel and aluminium front grille set into cowl. 

Chromed brass window frames. 

Mechanical 

Standard, original and unmodified Bentley R-Type chassis fully restored to the highest standard in house. 

Engine capacity increased to 4.9 Litres and fitted with lightweight Omega pistons.

Higher than original 3.07:1 “Continental” axle ratio. This gives a cruise of 80mph at around 3000rpm. 

Automatic gearbox.

Lightweight aluminium fuel tank. 

Aluminium high efficiency radiator. 

Fully operational original B?ur chassis lubrication system. 

Avon Turbosteel tyres.

Stainless steel exhaust system.

Electrics 

Power steering and a reduced size 16 inch steering wheel.

Alternator charging system. 

Original points 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, clock. 

17” Electric cooling fan. 

Two speed self-park wipers. 

Twin Lucas windtone horns. 

Trim and interior 

Air conditioning.

Sound system

Lambs skin rugs in front footwells



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1953 Bentley R type Fastback Coupe

Chassis number: B44ZY

Registration Number: PXL965

A physical car ready for immediate delivery.

Just completed with 30 miles covered.  This car is absolutely as brand new & in simply perfect condition.  The car is finished in the darkest shade of metallic blue: Bentley Black Sapphire which appears almost black in some lights.  To the interior has cream/mushroom Muirhead Savannah leather to the seats & door cars along with traditional burr walnut to the dash board & door tops.  This car is a 4 speed automatic example with a long continental rear axle giving very long legged performance.  

A set of bespoke luggage is currently being made for the car.  The headling is a mid blue alcantara.

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, all panels are produced on an English wheel and checked on a traditional buck.  Whilst the body is being completed the chassis is disassembled & rebuilt to brand new.   The engine is rebuilt to as new & 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.

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

https://bensportltd.co.uk/commission

https://bensportltd.co.uk/technical

Specification for this car:

Body 

Hand built aluminium two door fastback body. 

Centre opening bonnet with inset louve panels. 

Fuel fillers Le Mans style

Original wheels with original style wheel trims. 

Stainless steel and aluminium front grille set into cowl. 

Chromed brass window frames. 

Mechanical 

Standard, original and unmodified Bentley R-Type chassis fully restored to the highest standard in house. 

Engine capacity increased to 4.9 Litres and fitted with lightweight Omega pistons.

Higher than original 3.07:1 “Continental” axle ratio. This gives a cruise of 80mph at around 3000rpm. 

Automatic gearbox.

Lightweight aluminium fuel tank. 

Aluminium high efficiency radiator. 

Fully operational original B?ur chassis lubrication system. 

Avon Turbosteel tyres.

Stainless steel exhaust system.

Electrics 

Power steering and a reduced size 16 inch steering wheel.

Alternator charging system. 

Original points 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, clock. 

17” Electric cooling fan. 

Two speed self-park wipers. 

Twin Lucas windtone horns. 

Trim and interior 

Air conditioning.

Sound system

Lambs skin rugs in front footwells



RICHARD BIDDULPH
SALES & VALUATIONS

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SIMONE DELLA CORTE
SHOWROOM MANAGER

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e: simone@vandp.net

MICHAEL KLIEBENSTEIN
EUROPEAN SALES and MARKETING

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e: michael.kliebenstein@t-online.de

JAN KURTY
EASTERN EUROPE SALES and MARKETING

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e: kurtyinterbiz@btinternet.com

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