Wed, 16th Oct 2019 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 76

1955 Bentley R-Type Saloon

Estimated at £21,000 - £24,000

Lot details
Registration No: YSU 281
Chassis No: B116ZY
Mot Expiry: Exempt

- Notably late `ZY' series R-Type dating from the final months of production

- Nicely patinated Red leather upholstery, 4-speed automatic transmission

- Part of a European collection for many years and recently treated to some light recommissioning

A notably late R-Type hailing from the model's final and most evolved `ZY' chassis series, this handsome Standard Steel Saloon is understood to have formed part of an Italian collection for over twenty years. Formerly UK road registered as `YSU 281' - a number plate which has not been re-allocated by the DVLA to another vehicle - the Bentley has been NOVA declared since its repatriation and is accompanied by the associated certificate. Starting readily upon inspection and driven a short distance for photography purposes, chassis B116ZY presents as an older, partial restoration. Showing an unwarranted 81,000 miles to its odometer and sporting nicely patinated Red leather upholstery, the R-Type also boasts a sunroof, carpeted boot (complete with spare wheel and jack etc), four-speed automatic transmission and benefits from being recently serviced by a marque specialist. An inexpensive entry to `proper' Bentley ownership during the marque's centenary year.

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