The 1952 Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe was a high-performance version of the R Type and was the fastest four-seater at the time. Led by Rolls-Royce Chief Project Engineer, the prototype of the Bentley R Type Continental was developed by a team of engineers at Rolls-Royce and designers from H.J. Mulliner & Co. The British coachbuilder had developed a body construction system using metal throughout, instead of the usual ash-framed bodies, therefore taking some weight off the final product. Aerodynamics was one of the main focuses for the R Type Continental and the body was finely tuned using a wind tunnel. The first units featured the same F-head, 6-cylinder, 4.5-liter engine than the R Type, but with different carburetion, induction and exhaust.
Although its Continental designation suggests that the model would be sold internationally, it was mainly made for the domestic market and most of the 207 units built were right hand drive. 43 left hand drives cars are reported however and some very well maintained examples are currently in the U.S. When looking to purchase a 1952 Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe, The Beverly Hills Car Club team recommends to look at provenance in detail and go for a model with as few owners as possible ideally. Don’t hesitate to ask The Beverly Hills Car Club team for more tips and advice to help you make a better transaction, at the right price. Moreover, The Beverly Hills Car Club has a large inventory of classic cars for sale at their Los Angeles dealership.
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