The Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe was introduced in 1952 and produced along with the Bentley R Type model. At the time, the model was the fastest four-seater in the world, with its top speed of 120 mph. The same F-head, 6-cylinder engine with a capacity of 4.5 liters powered the Continental, with tuned carburetors and a different exhaust. The Continental was a throwback to the low and sleek Bentley tourers from the 1930s. Developed by a team of engineers at Bentley and designers from H.J. Mulliner & Co, the body of the Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe was very aerodynamic. The car was built with a construction system using only steel, instead of the typical ash-frame body. A few chassis were consigned with other coachbuilders of choice.
Looking into purchasing a 1953 Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe? There are a few things to know that can help you make a better transaction. For one, rust can be a major issue for the standard steel body and restoration is a costly and time-consuming process so be sure to know what you get into before sealing the deal. Then, it’s important to know full provenance and the best models have as few owners as possible. With that in mind, you’ll be able to narrow down the best models that fit your budget. The Beverly Hills Car Club team regularly shares tips and recommendations with classic car buyers, in order to help them make a good purchase. Additionally, The Beverly Hills Car Club showroom in Los Angeles is the home for a large and growing inventory of classics for sale. View their online inventory to find out about the current availabilities. Your 1953 Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe might be waiting for you there!
Get in touch with the friendly staff at The Beverly Hills Car Club today to hear more advice on how to make a good classic car purchase and ask for their help finding the right model of 1953 Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe. The team is looking forward to working with you soon!
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