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For Sale: 1950 Bentley R Type in Hanover, Massachusetts

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Rare 1950 Bentley R Type brought to you by Caruso Classic Cars. This classic driver-quality import with right hand drive is an all original car in good condition, has 70K original miles, is mechanically sound and runs and drives well. The Bentley R Type is the second series of post-war Bentley automobiles, replacing the Mark VI. Essentially a larger-boot version of the Mark VI, the R type is regarded by some as a stop-gap before the introduction of the S series cars in 1955. This particular model has a coach supplied by Vincent of Reading Ltd, a high class motor body builder established in 1806. Other than the radiator grilles and the carburetion 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. Only about 250 of the production run had a custom coach. All R Type models use an iron-block/aluminum-head straight-6 engine fed by twin SU Type H6 carburetors. The basic engine displaced 4,566 cc (278.6 cu in) with a 92 mm (3.62 in) bore and 114.3 mm (4.50 in) stroke[3]. A 4-speed manual transmission was standard. As you can see from the pictures, the car's cream and brown paint has some minor flaws as pictured, small nicks and chips, minor rust spots etc but the body panels are solid and everything lines up very well. Interior of the car is in decent condition with intact leather seats, burled wood grain dash and a working Sun roof! All the chrome and trim pieces and wonderful hood ornament are in place and are in very good condition. Car comes with complete tool set in the dash and a larger kit in the trunk that includes replacement light bulbs and other accessories. This stately vehicle would make an excellent candidate for restoration or could be driven and enjoyed as-is. Check online and you will not find any 1950 R Types for sale. This is a unique Bentley. Car is headed to eBay on Saturday, July 27th with reasonable reserve. Call Jeff if you have any questions or would like to schedule a viewing and test drive. Thanks for Looking!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1237733
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:Hanover, Massachusetts
  • Year:1950
  • Make:Bentley
  • Model:R Type
  • Exterior Color:Cream & Brown
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:1950BRT
  • VIN:B003686

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