The Bentley R Type Continental was offered along the standard R Type from 1952 to 1955. Both cars shared many components and the Continental was a more performing version of the R Type. Fastest four-seat car in production at the time, the R Type Continental could reach a top speed of 120 mph. The 4.5-liter engine was upgraded to a 4.9-liter capacity and was coupled to an automatic gearbox. The styling was done by H.J. Mulliner for most models and was influenced by aerodynamics testing using the Rolls Royce wind tunnel. A few models were made by Park Ward, including a drophead variant. The drophead model is one of the most elegant and refined bodies and the interior of the 1955 Bentley R Type Continental drophead coupe features luxurious and comfortable equipment.
If you’re looking to purchase a 1955 Bentley R Type Continental drophead coupe, you probably know a lot about the model. One interesting fact is that most models are right-hand-drive, with only 43 left-hand drive cars. The R Type Continental is a very rare classic and coming by a model that fits your needs and budget can be a great hassle. The Beverly Hills Car Club team is a great place to start your search, with their large inventory of classics for sale. The team has been buying and selling classics for many years and the staff enjoys a great reputation for good deals and excellent service. Moreover, the representatives will give you some great tips and advice to help you make a good transaction. For example, they’ll suggest you look closely at the car’s history of ownership to find out how well it’s been taken care of.
The Beverly Hills Car Club would love to speak with you soon to help you define your project, assist you with your research, and find the right model for you. Don’t wait and get started with your search for the perfect 1955 Bentley R Type Continental drophead coupe.
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