Introduced in 1952, the Bentley R Type was only produced until 1955. The model was the second model made by Bentley after the war and was heavily based on its predecessor, the Bentley Mk VI. As with the Mk VI, the R Type came with a standard steel body while a few models were consigned with independent coachbuilders to make more exclusive examples. The main differences with the Mark VI were the carburation and the radiator grilles. The trunk was almost twice as large to make the model more convenient. Inside, the car was equipped with a radio, leather upholstery, a sunroof and fitted tools. The F-head, 6-cylinder engine had a capacity of 4.5 liters and gave the car satisfying power. Coupled to a four-speed automatic gearbox, the 1955 Bentley R Type could reach top speeds above 100 mph and reach 60 mph from still in about 13 seconds.
Looking to purchase a 1955 Bentley R Type? Some models can be found at a very affordable price and a mechanically sound R Type can be a very reliable and enjoyable classic. The Beverly Hills Car Club is known for their large selection of classics for sale, from affordable 1955 Bentley R Type examples that need restoration to pristine condition and limited editions featuring a unique body from an independent coachbuilder. Come visit their Los Angeles classic car dealership today to view the current collection and speak with a classic car expert. Thanks to their many years of experience dealing with classics, the team has acquired an unmatched expertise of the market and can share some useful tips and advice to help you make a smart transaction. For example, it’s important to remember that the 1955 Bentley R Type is very prone to rust, especially with its steel body.
Should you be interested in finding an example of 1955 Bentley R Type to add to your collection, The Beverly Hills Car Club team is a great place to start. Come visit their Los Angeles classic car dealership anytime or call the team today to get started.
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