After the prototype Bentley Corniche II was launched, the production cars that followed were first called the Continental Sports Saloons but were later referred to as the R Type Continental. Between 1952 and 1955, 208 of these cars were built and 15 were fitted with alternative coachwork. This car was bodied by Park Ward of London and is the only one of its kind on the road. This R-Type Continental Sports Saloon has chassis number BC29D and engine BED28.
This was the 1954 London show car and is the only survivor of two alloy bodied Park Ward Coupe R-Type Continentals built out of a total of 208 chassis.
There is a complete record of the 14 owners of this vehicle. The current owner commissioned a two-year restoration by the firm of P.A. Wood and the restoration was completed by Vantage Motorworks of Miami, Florida.
All of the Park Ward vehicles were supplied with varying degrees of special accoutrements including fitted luggage to this one. The luggage and garment bags have been faithfully reproduced and nestle comfortably in the trunk along with the rare Continental Touring Spare Kit.Also photographed at :