Vehicle Description

Welcome to StreetDreamsTexas as we celebrate our 21st year in the classic and muscle car business. As the Texas Hill Country's premier source for classic cars, we've bought, sold, and traded for literally thousands of fine automobiles during the past two decades. Very few, however, have oozed as much class as this beautiful 1953 Bentley R-Type Steel Sports Saloon. The R-Type was a sister to the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn and produced from 1952-1955. It was the last Rolls model to have prewar styling and the last Bentley to date offered with a manual transmission. Beneath the sleek silver bonnet is a silky-smooth 4.6L I6 engine that can propel this masterpiece to over 100 mph in near silence, thanks in part to a split manifold and four (!) factory-correct mufflers. Additional features include right-hand drive, four-speed manual transmission, driver adjustable shocks (in '53!), a fascinating Girling-Bijur chassis lubrication system, semaphore turn signals, sun roof, fresh Connelly leather upholstery, burled walnut trim, Wilton wool carpet, grey wool broadcloth headliner, burled walnut folding tray tables, adjustable arm rests, rear seat foot rests (!), correct under dash tool kit, correct trunk tools, correct under hood oil syringe and grease gun, original owner's manual, rear window defroster, and fog lamp. A concealed newer stereo with Bluetooth capability and cruise control have been added to enhance longer cruises in this classy classic. This beauty runs and drives exceptionally well, and although not quite at a Pebble Beach Concours level, she would be a treasured addition to any collection. Chauffer and Grey Poupon not included! Street Dreams (830-997-1950) is a full service dealership that can assist with worldwide delivery, insurance, and financing options.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1374962
  • Price:$44,500
  • Location:Fredericksburg, Texas
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Bentley
  • Model:R Type
  • Exterior Color:Charcoal Gray
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:62612
  • Stock Number:53-4997C
  • VIN:B59R5