1953 Bentley R Type Saloon
The Bentley 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 coachbuilt
versions by firms including H. J. Mulliner & Co., Park Ward, Harold
Radford, Freestone and Webb, Carrosserie Worblaufen 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
Offered is a beautiful 1953 Bentley R Type in traditional British
Gray and Black two-tone paint with matching Gray leather interior.
The Bentley is powered by an iron-block/aluminum-head straight-6
engine that fires immediately and runs quietly and smoothly. The
transmission is a 4-speed manual that engages without struggle or
hesitation. The suspension is independent at front with elliptic
leaf springs at the rear. Brakes are mechanical drums at both front
The odometer shows 67,190 miles with no evidence of any rust or
repair. The leather and carpets are nearly flawless. The Bentley is
out of a large and local Pennsylvania collection of fine
automobiles. With a top speed of nearly 103 mph, the Bentley Saloon
was the high-performance luxury sedan of its time.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 100 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find
collection is currently on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania,
conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and
our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for
more information or to come see the vehicle in person.