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Introduced in 1952 to succeed to the Bentley Mark VI, the Bentley R Type was a more spacious and more advanced model. The overall length was extended by eight inches to create a trunk almost twice as big as on the Mk VI. Chassis used independent suspension in the front with coil springs and semi-elliptical leaf springs in the rear. The brakes were drums all around, operating hydraulically in the front and mechanically in the rear through a gearbox driven servo. The engine was the F-head, 6-cylinder, 4.5-unit used on the last models of Mk VI, and was coupled to a four-speed manual transmissionor automatic on option. Top speeds were recorded above 100 mph and 0-to-60 mph timed at approximately 13 seconds. Inside, the R Type featured leather upholstery, a sunroof, fitted tools, a radio and a heater.
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Bentley R Type models are very popular classics thanks to their timeless elegance and high functionality. One thing to look out for on a 1954 Bentley R Type is rust, particularly prone for Standard Steel bodies. The Beverly Hills Car Club team has an extensive knowledge of the R Type cars and an unmatched expertise of the market. Please don’t hesitate to use them as a resource to help you make a better transaction. Moreover, their Los Angeles classic car dealership has a large and complete inventory of classics for sale, which the team is constantly looking to expand. Your ideal model of 1954 Bentley R Type might just be waiting for you in their showroom, so call today to ask about the current availabilities!
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