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1954 Bentley R Type Standard Steel Saloon For Sale

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  • £35,000 As stated
  • 1954
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Price £35,000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Bentley
Model R Type
  R Type Standard Steel Saloon
Year 1954
Mileage 55,000 miles
Country UK
Region Essex
Telephone 01474 527794
Status Trade
Date 08-Jul-2020
Ref C1206883
1954 Bentley R Type Standard Steel Saloon



Chassis number B55ZX

Registration number: PLH 783

Mileage shown: 55,528



This Bentley R Type was originally built for the Countess of Bessborough (the wife of the Governor General of Canada), where it spent most of its life at Rowlands Castle. The R Type is in finished in Mason’s Black with Ivory (Pepper White) side panels – much lighter than appears in photographs. Externally the R Type has had minor repairs to the bodywork prior to a full repaint.

Forming part of a small collection it has in recent years seen only small incremental mileages added to its odometer bringing it up to the now indicated (1)55,528 miles from new.

The interior is in very much original condition and has a lovely patina to it with Ivory coloured leather and similarly coloured original lambswool rugs protecting the original carpets to front and aft. The leather is still supple following regular maintenance by the current owners. It would be a shame to reupholster such originality as it adds to the vehicles charm.

B55ZX has been fully serviced every year regardless of mileage. In recent years the R Type has been subject new rear wings and inner wings, steering pivot pins, brake liners and kingpins. - as a result it is an absolute pleasure to drive and feels very correct. The engine is silky smooth and idles beautifully.

The current owner will also fit a new mild steel exhaust within the price. For an extra change this can be upgraded to stainless steel should the new owner wish?

An assortment of bills & correspondence comes with the car, as does a full tool kit. The car sits on four very good Michelin radial tyres.

She runs and drives beautifully and is ready for it’s next custodian. Viewings by appointment only.


A gallery of large high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website.

Richard Biddulph the details below

Richard Biddulph the details below
We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :

2 Ryehill Ct, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7UA
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