Exceedingly Rare Bentley Going to Auction

One of only three right-hand drive automatic 1954 Bentley R Type Continental Fastback cars is going to be under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions next month. The rare Bentley will be headlining the final sale of the year during the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show on November 15-16.

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Valued at between £800,000 and £900,000 ($1.29M-$1.45M USD), the 1954 Bentley R Type is in impeccable, close to consours condition. The car features electric window lifts, a flat fuel tank, Smiths ventilation and heating and two RD 8187 fog lamps.

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The car’s chassis was built at Rolls-Royce in Crewe and the coach, made of lightweight aluminum, was made at H.J. Mulliner. The car has been repainted in original Shell Grey and the interior re-done in mid-blue hide and dark blue Wilton carpet.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.