This 1952 Bentley R-Type, chassis number B18RT, was the Earls Court Show Car. It wears coachwork by Abbott, who produced 16 bodies of the 2,323 R-Types produced in the four years of manufacture. This is the only Drophead coupe. The other 15 models were Saloon Coupes.
The car is powered by an inline, 278.5 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine offering 150 horsepower. It is capable of reaching speeds of 105 mph.