Continental Fastback
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC16LD
The Bentley R-Type Continental is the epitome of 1950s luxury grand touring cars. When introduced the Continental was the world's fastest four-seater as well as the world's most expensive production car. With silent, swift acceleration and with a top speed approaching 120 mph, performance, build quality, and luxury were unsurpassed for the time. In total, 207 R-Type Continentals were constructed.

This car was completed on July 3, 1954, and is one of 11 Continentals with left-hand drive, lightweight seats and a center-mounted manual gear change. The car spent almost all of its life in single ownership from 1966 to 2011 and has since continued to be driven enthusiastically on the road.

Chassis# BC16LD

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number BC16LD Auction Sales History

2017 1
2016 2
2015 1
2011 2
2010 1
2007 1
2006 2
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$1,080,124$1,080,1241
2016$528,157$1,017,5002
2015$1,127,500$1,127,5001
2011$674,699$770,0002
2010$47,727$47,7271
2007$35,200$35,2001
2006$342,084$406,7422
2004$74,677$74,6771

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#:Chassis#:BC56D
Sold for $1,080,124
  2017 RM Sothebys : London
 
1955 Bentley R-Type (Standard Steel Saloon)
Chassis#:Chassis#:B206ZY
Sold for $38,813
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback
Chassis#:Chassis#:BC67LD
Sold for $1,017,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#:Chassis#:BC67LD
Sold for $1,127,500
  2015 RM Sotheyb's : The Andrews Collection
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#:Chassis#:BC7E
Sold for $579,397
  2011 RM Auctions - Salon Privé
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback
Chassis#:BC16LD
Sold for $770,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1955 Bentley R-Type 4½-Litre Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:B96ZY
Sold for $47,727
  2010 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1955 BENTLEY R-TYPE SALOON 4 DOOR SEDAN
Sold for $35,200
  2007 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2007
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Fastback
Chassis#:Chassis#:BC7E
Sold for $406,742
  2006 Coys Auction - True Greats
 
1955 Bentley R Type Continental Fastback by H.J Mulliner
Chassis#:Chassis#:BC7E
Sold for $277,426
  2006 Coys Auction -Grandes Marques - Maastricht
 
1955 Bentley ‘R' Type 4,566cc Standard Steel Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:B63ZX
Sold for $74,677
  2004 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars & Automobilia
 

No Sale

1955 Bentley R-Type's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental 4.9-Litre CoupéBC9LE2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais   
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon by FranayBC21D2015 RM Auctions Paris $660,000$720,000
1955 Bentley R-Type ContinentalBC72D2011 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars & Motorcycles $530,000$600,000
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Coupe by FranayBC.9.LE2011 RM Auctions Villa d'Este$475,000$590,000$750,000

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