The Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe was developed in 1951 on the basis of the standard R Type and entered production in 1953. The design was inspired by the fast 1930s Bentley tourers and was developed in partnership between Rolls-Royce engineers and coachbuilder H.J. Mulliner & Co. When introduced in 1952, the Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe was the fastest four-seater road car in the world, with a top speed of 120 mph. The model was powered by the same F-head, 6-cylinder engine fitted on its predecessor, with a capacity of 4.5-liter for the first units and 4.9 liters for the 1955 Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe. The chassis were produced at the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe and were either fitted with the standardized steel body of delivered as rolling chassis to coachbuilders of choice.
Should you be interested in purchasing a 1955 Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe, start by browsing the online inventory of The Beverly Hills Car Club to find out what is currently available for sale at their Los Angeles classic car dealership. Don’t hesitate to stop by if you’re in the area and call the team if not, they’ll provide you with the best service anywhere in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Some words of wisdom regarding the purchase of a 1955 Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe: the model is prone to rust, especially with the steel panels so be sure to inspect the body thoroughly and be aware of the price of a restoration job before making a decision.
The Beverly Hills Car Club team is available and ready to assist you with the research of your dream 1955 Bentley R Type Continental fixed-head coupe. The team will go the extra mile to help you find the right car, with all the features you want, within your budget. Get in touch today to get started!
Bentley R Type Details:
Learn More About Classic Bentley Cars:
We thank you for your continued support and send our most heartfelt thoughts to those impacted.
Sincerely, Alex Manos