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A sister to the Rolls-Royce Silver the Bentley R-Type was manufactured by Limited between 1952 and The R-type was the last Rolls to have pre-war styling. The car chassis number B-103-RS, was the R-type car produced.

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The name R-type is derived the chassis numbers on the cars. The models fall in the Bentley line following the Bentley VI. Sometimes called the big boor/big model, the R-Type has additional space and a larger, more engine than the first VI.

Physically, the front of the car is no different the Mark VI Steel Saloon. the rear of the R-type is extended and has a hump instead of the Mark VI flat boot cover.


The engine used in the is a 4.6 liter 6-cylinder engine by Rolls Royce and renown for its smooth power. The engine, can take the car to speeds over 100 per hour, uses dual SU with an automatic choke and fuel pump. The exhaust is an especially important feature of the

Because it uses dual from the exhaust manifold as well as four independent the system makes the interior of the car noiseless.


The coachwork is classified as a Steel Saloon. It was one of the first to be manufactured entirely by Rolls (Prior to World War II, Rolls built only the engine, and drive train, leaving the work to custom coach As usual, the interior is finished in walnut and leather. Every panel is cut in matchbook style a line of symmetry in the middle and an match in wood grain to each side.

Only leather hides are used, and all the are Wilton wool.

The R-type Bentley was one of the most advanced cars of its time. The compartment contains a backup coil as well as an emergency light. In addition to a factory-installed sun locking gas cap, and low fuel light, the R-Type boasts a fog and a rear window defroster closely for the wires embedded in the glass). The radio offers AM and FM bands, and the R-Type uses a lubrication system in which the can lubricate the chassis bearings by pushing a lever under the

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The driver also controls the absorbers by using a lever on the wheel to choosing between a and stiff ride (a feature appeared on other brands of in the 1990s).

Unlike most of its contemporaries, the uses electric motors for moving parts and pumps, windshield wipers. Thus, traditional vacuum-driven wipers change speed as the vacuum the wipers continue at a steady More significant, the R-Type has an windshield washer.

Advertising for the was interesting. One ad began, «in days of more casual Rolls-Royce introduces a car for those who to drive themselves.» When an R-Type, the future owner had to a self-drive or chauffeur-drive. The major between the two styles amounted to a tilt of the steering wheel wheels designed for chauffeurs more horizontal, like the wheel on a bus).

This very nice is in excellent condition throughout and and drives without fault. a known history going to new the car has the provenance one desires when an important collector car, as as a complete maintenance history. The owner has undertaken a few necessary including some minor new tailpipes, wiper motors, and Coker Classic Radials.

is a fully sorted R Type, one can in and drive cross country without hesitation.

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