For Sale: 1954 Bentley R Type in O'Fallon, Illinois


Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars of Scottsdale is proud to offer this ultra-luxury classic 1954 Bentley R-Type Sedan for sale right now in our Arizona showroom, located in North Phoenix. Yes, you'll immediately notice the Rolls Royce badges everywhere on this one but if you didn't know already it's worth pointing out that Bentley and Rolls Royce were the same company back when this car was sold. The aforementioned have always charged a premium for their hand-built automobiles and this Bentley R-Type was no different with its 1954 MSRP of $10,735- that's over $100,000 in today's dollars and to give a comparison, Chevrolet's 1954 Corvette sold for just $2,775 when new. The modern Rolls Royce radiator grille with the unmistakable "Spirit of Ecstasy" really sets off this British sedan which already has a very distinctive body style and the two tone Black and Silver paint is opulence personified! These Bentleys had a reputation in the 1950's for providing long distance, high speed, reliable motoring and the 279 CID (4.6l) Straight 6-cylinder motor has a lot to do with that. The 150hp estimated output was more than some American 8-cylinder engines were making back then and was capable of a 120mph top speed too. Shifting the gears on this 4,300lb R-Type is a 4-speed automatic transmission General Motors Hydra-Matic unit straight from Detroit; Rolls/Bentley's first automatic vehicle was this R-Type and they continued using GM transmissions into the 21st century. Let your chauffer open the door for you and check out the beautiful, well-preserved Red leather interior on this Bentley. The 50's were indeed a simpler time for creature comforts, but real wood, leather and a classy period correct dash arrangement reminds you of what you're driving. An automatic choke, rear window defroster, heater controls and an aftermarket radio/CD player added will keep you comfortable wherever you're headed. Driving this R-Type is fun, but the back seat is the place to be if you want to be treated like a King: legroom is ample and wooden fold out tables complete the look. If you're still reading this ad, we know you're in love with this 1954 Bentley R-Type just as much as we are! Give our helpful and knowledgeable Sales team a call at (623) 900-4884 for more information. Alternatively we can be emailed directly at [email protected] See more photos and a video at:

Vehicle Details

  • 1954 Bentley R Type
  • Listing ID:CC-1451224
  • Price:$38,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Bentley
  • Model:R Type
  • Exterior Color:Black and Silver
  • Interior Color:Maroon
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:11100
  • Stock Number:SCT630

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Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
O'Fallon, IL 62269