Lot 119

2015   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2015

1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner


$1,400,000 - $1,800,000





Car Highlights

The Most Significant Bentley Discovery in Recent Memory
Desirably Equipped with Left-Hand Drive, Manual Gearbox, and Lightweight Seats
Exceptional Provenance with Ties to James Bond Creator Ian Fleming
California Black-Plate Car Retaining Original Interior and Matching-Numbers Engine
An Ideal Restoration Candidate
Never Before Offered for Public Sale

Technical Specs

4,566 CC F-Head Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU H6 Carburetors
Estimated 153 BHP
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Drum Brakes
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
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