Rare Bentley R Type Continental on offer‏ at Classic Motor Show Sale

Just one of three right-hand drive automatic examples produced, this Bentley R Type Continental Fastback could be yours

It is the 31st of March 1954 and Mr. Alan G Clark has just placed his order for a very special motorcar, this stunning Bentley R Type Continental Fastback.

Clearly a discerning customer, Mr. Clark specified the car with an automatic gearbox and a number of special features including electric window lifts, flat petrol tank, Smiths ventilation and heating system and two RD 8187 Foglamps in place of the standard centre lamp.

Like many of the models, the chassis was produced at the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe while some 170 miles to the south, the lightweight, aluminium coachwork was being handcrafted by H. J. Mulliner & Co. The result must have been spectacular, and still is today.

Silverstone Auctions are delighted to be able to offer this rare, late D Series fastback car in our Classic Motor Show Sale at the NEC, Birmingham. Just one of three produced in right-hand drive with the automatic gearbox, this is a car presented in impeccable, close to concours condition and we are informed by the vendor that it needs nothing doing whatsoever.

The car comes  with an extensive history file for major works undertaken to it during the last few years. The car has been maintained regardless of cost with extensive works having been completed by both P & A Wood and Frank Dales.

A beautifully styled masterpiece, this car offers gracious classic motoring with just a hint of modern convenience.

Estimate (£): 800,000 - 900,000