Brian's Bentley is for sale!

1954 Bentley R-Type 4566cc Standard Steel Saloon

Make: Bentley
Model: R-Type 4566cc Standard Steel Saloon
Year: 1954
Registration Number: PVO 775
Chassis Number: B.28.XF
Engine Number: B.14.XT
Transmission: Automatic
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Price: £52000
Road Tax Exempt

This R-Type was originally supplied to Rolls-Royce and Bentley retailers Bennetts Limited of Nottingham. Its first owner was a Mr P.E. Clay of Elastic Yarns Limited of Nottingham. From the 1970s, the Bentley resided in the USA, until it was repatriated in January 2015 and the original registration number was acquired for the vehicle.

The motor car is equipped with modifications such as a high ratio ‘Continental’ differential unit, Radial Ply tyres, an alternator, air conditioning, a high level brake-light, lap seat belts and a stainless steel exhaust system.  The engine, gearbox and rear axle were rebuilt in the USA.

Brian Chant purchased the motor car in April 2015 and in the spring of 2016, the rust free bodywork was treated to a full strip-down and a bare metal respray, carried out by Unicorn Motor Company of Stalbridge.  The radiator surround was also rechromed at that time. In 2020 the seats and interior trim was removed and reconalised  by Benchmark Leather.

The chassis and underside of the Bentley is completely original and remains in excellent condition. The mechanical aspect of the motor car has been maintained in first class condition with the assistance of D. Moore & Company and Sigma Engineering.  Equipment includes: all the original tools that it left the factory with, and the emergency torch and handbook. The Bentley is fitted with electronic ignition and a safety master switch, and has a Sundym front windscreen and a tinted rear window. 

The history file is supplied with the factory build sheets, invoices, correspondence and the V5C registration certificate.

This concours winning motor car is available now for        £52,000.00