1954 Bentley R-Type 4½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. B133WG
Lot 39
1954 Bentley R-Type 4½-Litre Saloon
Sold for £17,250 (US$ 22,820) inc. premium

Lot Details
1954 Bentley R-Type 4½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. B133WG 1954 Bentley R-Type 4½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. B133WG 1954 Bentley R-Type 4½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. B133WG 1954 Bentley R-Type 4½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. B133WG 1954 Bentley R-Type 4½-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. B133WG
1954 Bentley R-Type 4½-Litre Saloon
Registration no. OYK 763
Chassis no. B133WG
*Three owners from new
*Ultra refined motoring
*Automatic transmision
*Timeless elegance

Footnotes

  • Rolls-Royce's rationalisation policy continued after WW2 with the introduction in 1946 of standard bodywork on the MkVI Bentley, Rolls-Royce's first post-war product. A separate chassis was retained, featuring a new design of independent front suspension, hydraulic front brakes, and a new 4,257cc, six-cylinder power unit. The latter was enlarged to 4,566cc in 1951, while a much-needed improvement to the standard bodywork arrived mid-way through 1952 in the shape of an enlarged boot together with associated alterations to the rear wings and suspension, subsequent models incorporating these changes being known as the R-Type Bentley (and E-Series Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn).

    Chassis number 'B133WG' was manufactured in 1954 and has the four-speed automatic transmission that had recently become available as an option (and would be standardised on the successor 'S' Series). The Bentley was delivered new via H A Fox to the managing director of a lift-manufacturing company in Lancashire, who kept it until 1969. The car was then purchased by a vicar in Gravesend, who sold it to the third owner in 1973; it has not changed hands since then. We are advised that the brakes have recently been overhauled and new hoses fitted, and that the car is in generally good condition, with smooth transmission and original interior in lovely, patinated condition. Accompanying documentation consists of an old-style logbook, copies of the original factory build sheets, assorted invoices, and a quantity of expired tax discs and MoTs.
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