The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Bentley R-Type. We make the process of selling your Bentley R-Type quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Bentley R-Type was a full-size luxury auto built between 1952-1955. It was nearly identical to the car that it replaced, the Bentley Mk VI. It was assembled at their own plant as well as sent to other coachbuilders, who added their own personal touches to the design. Some of these were H. J. Mulliner & Co., Park Ward, Harold Radford, Freestone and Webb and others.
The predominant difference in the body styling was the size of the trunk, which doubled in size. It was also similar to the Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, with minor differences, such as a different carburetor and grill. The R-type was a much better seller, with more than 3 times more units sold.
The Bentley R-type Continental was a grand tourer, with a fastback coupe configuration.
Type R models used an engine with an iron-block and an aluminium-head. They were a straight-6 engine, given its fuel by a pair of SU Type H6 carburettors. The stock engine had a displacement of 4,566 cc (278.6 cu in) with a 92 mm (3.62 in) bore and 114.3 mm (4.50 in) stroke. It utilized a 4-speed manual transmission, but a 4-speed automatic option was available on the later cars of the model. It was the last Bentley car offered with a standard transmission.
8 cylinder 3506 cc engine
Rear wheel drive