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1952 Bentley R-Type

Chassis number : B18RT

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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.

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1952 Bentley R-Type Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Bentley R-Type

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Bentley R-Type Empress Saloon
Chassis#: B25RS
Sold for USD$44,000
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction
 
1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon
Chassis#: BC10A
Sold for USD$742,089
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC14LA
Sold for USD$1,347,500
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
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1952 Bentley R-Type Straight-Eight Special 'The Fire Engine'
Chassis#: B266SR
Sold for USD$51,099
  2016 H & H Auctions - Chateau Impney
 
1952 Bentley R-Type Saloon 'Rallye Monte-Carlo'
Chassis#: B68SR
Sold for USD$53,155
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monaco
 
1952 Bentley R-Type Continental 4.9-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: BC24A
Sold for USD$814,223
  2013 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1952 Bentley R-Type Saloon
Chassis#: B234SR
Sold for USD$46,135
  2013 H & H - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1952 Bentley R-Type Saloon
Chassis#: B202SR
Sold for USD$14,191
  2012 H & H - Newbury Racecourse
 
1952 Bentley Continental R-Type Fastback Sports Saloon
Chassis#: BC7A
Sold for USD$845,215
  2012 RM Auctions - London
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1952 Bentley MK VI
Chassis#: B62PV
Sold for USD$15,675
  2011 Russo and Steele - Monterey Auction
 
1952 Bentley R-Type 4½-Litre Saloon
Chassis#: B4SR
Sold for USD$26,934
  2010 Bonhams - Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex
 
1952 Bentley R Type Two Door Coupe
Chassis#: B2 RT
Sold for USD$144,500
  2010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
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1952 Bentley R-Type Coupe
Chassis#: B2RT
Sold for USD$105,600
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
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1952 Bentley R-Type Saloon
Chassis#: 811145
Sold for USD$28,876
  2007 Coys Auction - True Greats
 
1952 BENTLEY R TYPE
Sold for USD$14,375
  2004 Bonhams - MOTOR CARS
 

Bentley R-Types That Failed To Sell At Auction

1952 Bentley R-Type's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 Bentley R-Type Continental FastbackBC8LA2021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction $1,000,000$1,250,000
1952 Bentley R-Type H.J. Mulliner Sports SaloonB62RT2019 H & H Classics Imperial War Museum, Buxton $24,000$28,000
1952 Bentley R-Type James Young SaloonB36RT2019 H & H Classics Imperial War Museum, Duxford $38,000$45,000
1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon 2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $700,000$800,000
1952 Bentley R-Type Continental FastbackBCA12018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,500,000$2,000,000
1952 Bentley R TypeB121RS2015 Barons Auction : Autumn Classic Sandown Park $27,000$31,000
1952 Bentley R-Type Saloon (Standard Steel)B162SR2015 Historics at Brookland $28,000$34,000
1952 Bentley R type 2008 RM Auctions Classic Car Auction of Toronto Fall$16,000  

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1952 Bentley R-Type Profiles

1952 Bentley R-Type vehicle information
Continental Fastback Sport Saloon
Designer: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC14LA
Engine #: BCC4
1952 Bentley R-Type vehicle information
Drop Head Coupe
Designer: Mulliner
1952 Bentley R-Type vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Abbotts of Farnham
Chassis #: B2RT
Engine #: B1R
1952 Bentley R-Type vehicle information
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Abbotts of Farnham
Chassis #: B18RT
1952 Bentley R-Type vehicle information
Continental Fastback Sport Saloon
Designer: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC7A
1952 Bentley R-Type vehicle information
Continental Fastback Sport Saloon
Designer: Mulliner
Chassis #: BCA1
Engine #: BCA1
1952 Bentley R-Type vehicle information
Continental Sports Saloon
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC26A
1952 Bentley R-Type vehicle information
Continental Fastback Sport Saloon
Designer: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC8LA
Engine #: BCA8