• Jun 9, 2009

1954 Bentley R-Type on eBay Motors – Click above for image gallery


Have you got two-hundred grand to drop on a Bentley Continental? Well, then you're more fortunate than most of us, but before you head down to the local luxury dealership and place your order for the same car that everyone else in your tony gated community already owns, why not consider something with a little more character? May we suggest this 1954 Bentley R-Type fastback racer.

Crafted on special order in the post-war period, this Chassis #B77ZX has earned a bit of a following from its appearances in concours events, participation in historic races and inclusion in books on Bentley history. Different from the other 2,300+ R-types built, this example features a louvered hood, custom competition wheels, rally lamps and a set of white racing stripes leading over the British Racing Green bodywork from the color-keyed grille surround all the way to the elegantly sloping fastback tail. It's being offered for sale by The San Diego Collection with a buy-it-now price of $195,000, but reasonable offers and trades are also being considered. Check out the images in the gallery below for a closer look.



[Source: eBay Motors]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Uglier than Aunt Rhodies monkey.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is probably one of the most ridiculous cars ever
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm sorry. I love classic Bentleys, but the styling on this one leaves a lot to be desired if it wants to be a sports-racer. Shorten the wheelbase, cut off a little more of the boat-tail, and section the whole thing to make it a little less imposing.

      Of course, doing any of that would remove all the value it has as a period piece - but it would make me love it a lot more. As it is right now, it's certainly...distinctive?
      • 5 Years Ago
      tally-ho
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is that a Straight 8?
        • 5 Years Ago
        it gave me a straight 8 :P
      • 5 Years Ago
      Badass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bizzarely Britishisizedly uglified. Please, no more. Please, have mercy.
      Anthony Price
      • 2 Years Ago
      writing as one who owned and drove ( back in the 1960's ) a Freestone & Webb 1954 R type this specific car is a mess- the original was a great car as it was -
      • 5 Years Ago
      It definitely looks better in BRG than it did in white. The greenhouse looks kinda weird, but it's definitely wild, and one of a kind.
      • 5 Years Ago
      business in the front, party in the back.