The Bentley R Type was referred to as the Mark VII while in development and was introduced in 1952 as the successor to the Mark VI model. The R Type was in production until 1955 and made in 2323 units. Built and assembled at the Crewe factory in England, the Bentley R Type was fitted with a standardized body although a few models were consigned to individual coachbuilders. The front of the car was similar to the Mark VI model but the rear featured a trunk almost twice as big. The same F-head, 6-cylinder, 4.5-liter engine than the previous model was used on the Bentley R Type and was coupled to a four-speed manual transmission standard, with an automatic option. Suspension was independent in the front and used semi-elliptical leaf springs in the rear.
Whether you’re looking for a standard Bentley R Type or one with a rare coachbuilder body, The Beverly Hills Car Club is a good place to start. Based in Los Angeles, their dealership is the home for a large and growing collection of classic cars for sale. The team welcomes you anytime to come view the inventory and speak with experienced and knowledgeable representatives about your classic car projects. Ask the team for their best practice recommendations when it comes to buying a 1953 Bentley R Type. One of their recurrent pieces of advice is to hire a classic car expert to carry out a complete pre-purchase experience that will allow getting a complete understanding of the model you’re looking at.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to The Beverly Hills Car Club team anytime if you need some help getting started with your project of buying a 1953 Bentley R Type. Your ideal model of 1953 Bentley R Type might be waiting for you at The Beverly Hills Car Club dealership and if not, the team is the best resource to help you track it down.
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