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The R Type is the second series of post war Bentley automobiles, replacing the mark VI. Essentially a larger-boot version of the Mk VI, the R type is regarded by some as a stop-gap before the introduction of the S series cars in 1955. As with its predecessor, a standard body was available as well as coach built versions by firms including H. J. Mulliner & Co, Park Ward, Harold Radford, Freestone & Webb and others.
Other than the radiator grilles and the carburation there was little difference between the standard Bentley R Type and the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn. The R Type was the more popular marque, with some 2, 500 units manufactured during its run to the Silver Dawn's 760.
ABOUT THIS CAR
Chassis #: B2255P
Engine #: B181P
4566cc straight six engine
Compression ratio 6. 4 to 1 Twin SU carburettors
O/ H Inlet and side valve exhaust
Manual 4 speed with R/ H gear shift
Independent front suspension
Semi Elliptocal springs & hydraulic shockers at rear with adjustable Ride control
This car was ordered and delivered new to the famous English actor Ronald Coleman (Oscar winner 1947) for his attendance at the coronation of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953. It was then shipped to Hollywood where it was first registered in Ronald Coleman's name. He kept it on his ranch in San Ysidro, California until he died when it was subsequently sold. It had since two more owners in the US and two owners in New Zealand for the last 23 years.
This car was partly restored, the rear hides are original but the the front hides were renewed and the car was also resprayed.
It had a reconditioned engine fitted in the USA before the car came to New Zealand in 1992. Further mechanical work to the suspension and the steering system was carried out.
The car was graced with another film star, Dinah Sheridan, who starred in the movie "Genevieve" where she rode in the car for part of the Auckland to Christchurch Rally 1n 1997.
For some time this car was exhibited in the Queenstown Motor Museum but was used regularly in recent years.
HEAPS OF PROVENANCE HERE!!!
Car is in Mint Condition throughout and drives excellently.
A gem of a motor car and probably one of the finest examples of a Bentley R type currently available.
Servicing & Maintenance records available. Serviced in New Zealand by Bentley & Rolls Royce specialists - Bruce McIlroy.
TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
Viewing is STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT only.
NOTE: PRICE STATED IN NEW ZEALAND DOLLARS
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