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Bentley R type 1953

Allgemeine Beschreibung : 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback with Ties to "James Bond" Creator Ian Fleming: One of 41 Left-Hand Drive Examples ProducedThis 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental l Fastback LHD by H.J. Mulliner is an undisputed icon of British motoring and one of the all-time great Bentley models. Built in extremely limited numbers, these high-performance grand touring cars attracted an elite clientele that included royalty, celebrities, and captains of industry. This car, BC10LB, is certainly no exception, as Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond series, ordered this Bentley for his friend and collaborator Ivar Bryce. Bryce, a fascinating figure in his own right, worked for the British Security Coordination during World War II and was the inspiration for Flemings character Felix Leiter. Originally finished in Deep Grey and specified as a left-hand drive, manual gearbox car with fender spats and lightweight seats, Bryces R-Type Continental was equipped with bespoke features such as fitted luggage and a racehorse mascot. Mechanically sound, the car currently runs and drives well. A black-plate California car with exceptional provenance. Retaining its original interior and matching numbers engine. One of only 41 left-hand drive examples produced and a 1971 Pebble Beach Class Winner. This significant Bentley discovery represents an extremely exciting once in a lifetime opportunity that should not be missed. Coachwork by H.J. MullinerChassis: BC10LBEngine: BCB10  Exceptional Provenance with Ties to James Bond Creator Ian FlemingIn late 1952 or early 1953, Fleming ordered a new Bentley R-Type Continental on behalf of his dear friends Ivar and Josephine, handling the purchase personally.  California Black-Plate Car Retaining Original Interior and Matching-Numbers EngineOne of 41 Left-Hand Drive Examples Produced 1971 Pebble Beach Class WinnerA Significant Bentley DiscoveryDesirably Equipped with Left-Hand Drive, Manual Gearbox, and Lightweight SeatsMechanically sound and driving wellPrice: $1,395,000 Firm 

1953 Bentley R type is listed zu verkaufen on ClassicDigest in New York by Gullwing Motor Cars for $1395000.

 

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Karosserietyp : Auto Marke : Bentley Modell : R type Hubraum : 0.0 Modelljahr : 1953 Lage : Astoria Fahrzeug Anmeldung : Undefiniert

1395000 $

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über Bentley
Evor er eine bloße Tochtergesellschaft von Rolls-Royce, Bentley war ein unabhängiger Automobilhersteller bekannt für den "schnellsten Lastwagen der Welt" ei Bentley 4 ½ Litre.

Good ol 'Bentley Boys (Eine Gruppe von wohlhabenden britischen Autofahrer, vor allem Woolf Barnato, Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin, Hindernisläufer George Duller, Flieger Glen Kidston, SCH "Sammy" Davis, und Dr. Dudley Benjafield) -in ihre treuen Bentley Autos-dauerte vier Siegen in Folge bei 24 Stunden von Le Mans im Jahre 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930

1931 wurde Bentley über Britisch-Zentral Equitable Vertrauen, dass sich später als eine Front für Rolls-Royce Limited übernommen. Mit seiner Rolle bei Rolls-Royce, W.Ø. unglücklich Bentley das Unternehmen verlassen, wenn sein Vertrag 1935 ausgelaufen ordnungsgemäß Beitritt Lagonda. Das war Anfang der letztlich lassen Bentley Autos auf bloße badge-engineered Rolls-Royce zu werden.