1953 Bentley R Type boat tail Special

Bentley R Type boat tail Special

Year: 1953
Chassis no: B201SP
Registration: 3123H
Registered In: UK
Price: Sold

1953 Bentley R Type boat tail Special

Chassis number: B201SP

Registration Number: 3123H

Built without regard to cost.  The gentleman who commissioned this car sourced an R type in very good uncorroded condition as a starting point.  The standard steel boody was disgarded & the chassis sent to noted Body builder Stuart Roach to have the lovely boat tail body we find today manufactured & fitted to the chassis.  

Build was completed around 2016 & since then the car has covered some 4000 or so miles on local jaunts & rallies.  The car is configured as a four seater with two additional seats underneath the removeable rear cowling.  Full weather gear comes with the car coveing the front two seats as does a tonneau cover.  A useful luggage space is found under the flip up aluminium boat tail rear section making it a very practical tourer & long distance rally car.

Performance on this car is excellent given the light body on the standard R type underpinnigs.  The aluminium dash board & cord wrapped steering wheel give a pleasantly vintage feel to the driving experience.  The red leather bucket type seats are in brand new condition & are both comfortable & supportive.  The car sits on nearly new blockley tyres fitted to wire wheels retained by knock off hub spinners..

We have put over 100 miles on the car & can report that it drives beautifully.  Performance is effortless & the engine smooth & powerful.  The dark Navy blue paintwork is flawless & in perfect condition.  A large file of bills & build pictures come with the car showing the body under construction & attesting to the huge expenditure that has gone into creating this car.  It is without doubt one of the more practical specials we have handled having seating for 4 people & very adeuate provision for luggage.

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1953 Bentley R Type boat tail Special

Chassis number: B201SP

Registration Number: 3123H

Built without regard to cost.  The gentleman who commissioned this car sourced an R type in very good uncorroded condition as a starting point.  The standard steel boody was disgarded & the chassis sent to noted Body builder Stuart Roach to have the lovely boat tail body we find today manufactured & fitted to the chassis.  

Build was completed around 2016 & since then the car has covered some 4000 or so miles on local jaunts & rallies.  The car is configured as a four seater with two additional seats underneath the removeable rear cowling.  Full weather gear comes with the car coveing the front two seats as does a tonneau cover.  A useful luggage space is found under the flip up aluminium boat tail rear section making it a very practical tourer & long distance rally car.

Performance on this car is excellent given the light body on the standard R type underpinnigs.  The aluminium dash board & cord wrapped steering wheel give a pleasantly vintage feel to the driving experience.  The red leather bucket type seats are in brand new condition & are both comfortable & supportive.  The car sits on nearly new blockley tyres fitted to wire wheels retained by knock off hub spinners..

We have put over 100 miles on the car & can report that it drives beautifully.  Performance is effortless & the engine smooth & powerful.  The dark Navy blue paintwork is flawless & in perfect condition.  A large file of bills & build pictures come with the car showing the body under construction & attesting to the huge expenditure that has gone into creating this car.  It is without doubt one of the more practical specials we have handled having seating for 4 people & very adeuate provision for luggage.

RICHARD BIDDULPH
SALES & VALUATIONS

m: +44 (0) 7967 260 673
e: richard@vandp.net

SIMONE DELLA CORTE
SHOWROOM MANAGER

t: +44 (0)7377 070 943
e: simone@vandp.net

MICHAEL KLIEBENSTEIN
EUROPEAN SALES and MARKETING

m: +49 170 204 3831
e: michael.kliebenstein@t-online.de

JAN KURTY
EASTERN EUROPE SALES and MARKETING

m: +44 7872 932 675
e: kurtyinterbiz@btinternet.com

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