The Bentley R Type succeeded to the Mark VI model, and was the second generation of automobiles to be produced by Bentley after the war. During its development, the R Type was referred to as the Mark VII. As with its predecessor, the Bentley R Type was fitted with a standard body as well as a choice of coachbuilder versions. According to most sources, 2323 examples of the Bentley R Type were built between 1952 and 1955, before the model was replaced by the S series. The main differences between the Mk VI and the R Type were the larger trunk, different radiator grille and carburation. The engine was the 4.5-liter unit previously fitted on the later models of Mark VI, and the model could reach top speeds above 100 mph. The R-type’s carburetor was fitted with an automatic choke.
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