Bentley R Type Continental recreation, 1953. Chassis number B21TX, engine number B19X. Colour dark blue combined with a tan (beige) leather interior trimmed with beige wool carpet. This majestic Bentley R Type Continental was completed by Racing Green Engineering (Wales, UK) in 2018. This Bentley R Type Continental recreation was based on a 1953 Bentley R-type chassis and mechanical components. The chassis, engine, gearbox and all the other original components were fully restored and overhauled to the highest standards and finished to perfection. The aluminium bodywork was handcrafted by the craftsmen of Racing Green Engineering following the example of the original shape of the R Type Continental design by H.J. Mulliner. The original R Type Continental was presented in 1952 and produced until 1955. Only 208 examples were originally built by Bentley. The R Type Continental redefined the post war Bentley and it is one of the most impressive motorcars ever conceived. The Continental was built with a strict target weight of 1750kg: in 1950 no tyre existed which could sustain a heavier weight at 115mph+. The R Type Continental was highly praised by Autocar Magazine: “Whatever memorable motoring experiences one may have had, this was something different…this Bentley is a modern magic carpet which annihilates great distances and delivers the occupants well-nigh as fresh as when they started.”
This Bentley R Type Continental recreation built by Racing Green Engineering has driven only 2700 kilometres since its completion, and the car is still in a like new concours condition! The 4566 cc R Type straight six engine runs smoothly and powerfully, and the fully synchronized R Type four speed gearbox shifts perfectly. The interior is upholstered and finished using the finest leather, wool, and walnut wood. The wood dashboard and the other wood interior details are works of art. This automobile has known one proud owner since its completion. This is your chance to buy a fantastic recreation of the most desirable vintage post war Bentley ever conceived. This exclusive automobile comes with all original Bentley documents, and a restoration (photo) report. The car can be imported and registered in any country around the globe!