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1955 Bentley R-Type Sports Coupe Vehicle Profile

1955 Bentley R-Type photograph

1955 Bentley R-Type photograph

1955 Bentley R-Type photograph

1955 Bentley R-Type photograph

1955 Bentley R-Type photograph

1955 Bentley R-Type photograph

1955 Bentley R-Type photograph

1955 Bentley R-Type photograph

1955 Bentley R-Type1955 Bentley R-Type1955 Bentley R-Type1955 Bentley R-Type1955 Bentley R-Type1955 Bentley R-Type1955 Bentley R-Type1955 Bentley R-Type
The R-Type was an improvement on Bentley's popular MK VI standard saloon, and was produced from 1952 until 1955. It has an elongated trunk which allowed for more sweeping lines. This car was originally supplied to the 14th Duke of Hamilton, and remained in his possession until 1973.



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1955 Bentley R-Type Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Bentley R-Type Lightweight Sports Saloon
Chassis#: B215LZX
Sold for USD$44,800
  2021 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours dElegance Online Auction
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Saloon
Chassis#: B116ZY
Sold for USD$20,250
  2019 H & H - Pavilion Gardens Buxton
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Saloon
Sold for USD$24,750
  2017 H & H Auctions - Duxford Motor Car Auction
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC56D
Sold for USD$1,080,124
  2017 RM Sothebys : London
 
1955 Bentley R-Type (Standard Steel Saloon)
Chassis#: B206ZY
Sold for USD$38,813
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback
Chassis#: BC67LD
Sold for USD$1,017,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC67LD
Sold for USD$1,127,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC7E
Sold for USD$579,397
  2011 RM Auctions - Salon Privé
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback
Chassis#: BC16LD
Sold for USD$770,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1955 Bentley R-Type 4½-Litre Saloon
Chassis#: B96ZY
Sold for USD$47,727
  2010 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1955 BENTLEY R-TYPE SALOON 4 DOOR SEDAN
Sold for USD$35,200
  2007 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2007
 
1955 Bentley R-Type Fastback
Chassis#: BC7E
Sold for USD$406,742
  2006 Coys Auction - True Greats
 
1955 Bentley R Type Continental Fastback by H.J Mulliner
Chassis#: BC7E
Sold for USD$277,426
  2006 Coys Auction -Grandes Marques - Maastricht
 
1955 Bentley ‘R' Type 4,566cc Standard Steel Saloon
Chassis#: B63ZX
Sold for USD$74,677
  2004 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars & Automobilia
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Bentley R-Type's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports SaloonBC59D2021 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival : Collectors Motor Cars and Automobilia $600,000$800,000
1955 Bentley R-Type SaloonB116ZY2019 H & H Classics Imperial War Museum, Duxford $18,000$22,000
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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Bentley R-Type Vehicle Profiles
Continental Fastback Sport Saloon
Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sport Saloon

Model Year: 1952
Profile
Drop Head Coupe
Bentley R-Type Drop Head Coupe

Model Year: 1952
Profile
Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Model Year: 1952

Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Model Year: 1952
Drophead Coupe
Bentley R-Type Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Abbotts of Farnham
Chassis Num: B18RT
Model Year: 1952
Profile
Coupe
Bentley R-Type Coupe

Coachbuilder: Abbotts of Farnham
Chassis Num: B2RT
Engine Num: B1R
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History

Continental Fastback Sport Saloon
Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sport Saloon

Chassis Num: BC14LA
Engine Num: BCC4
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History
Continental Sports Saloon
Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC26A
Model Year: 1952
Profile
Continental Fastback Sport Saloon
Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sport Saloon

Chassis Num: BC7A
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History

Continental Fastback Sport Saloon
Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sport Saloon

Chassis Num: BC8LA
Engine Num: BCA8
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History
Continental Fastback Sport Saloon
Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sport Saloon

Chassis Num: BCA1
Engine Num: BCA1
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History
Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Model Year: 1953

Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Model Year: 1953
Sedanca Coupe
Bentley R-Type Sedanca Coupe

Coachbuilder: James Young
Model Year: 1953
Profile
Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1953
Profile

Drophead Victoria
Bentley R-Type Drophead Victoria

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1953
Profile
Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Chassis Num: B-157-TO B-78 T
Engine Num: B 006157
Model Year: 1953
Profile
Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: B121SP
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History

Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Chassis Num: B157UL
Model Year: 1953
Profile
Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Chassis Num: B84T
Model Year: 1953
Drophead Coupe
Bentley R-Type Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B9T0
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History

Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC16LA
Engine Num: BCA15
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Continental Fastback Sports Saloon
Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC1LB
Engine Num: BCB1
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC20A
Engine Num: BCA19
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History

Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC25A
Engine Num: BCA24
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC9C
Model Year: 1953
Profile
Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Model Year: 1954
Profile

Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Model Year: 1954
Sport Saloon
Bentley R-Type Sport Saloon

Coachbuilder: James Young
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Sport Saloon
Bentley R-Type Sport Saloon

Coachbuilder: James Young
Model Year: 1954
Profile

Fastback Coupe
Bentley R-Type Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1954
Drophead Coupe
Bentley R-Type Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1954
Profile

Drophead Coupe
Bentley R-Type Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B132LTN
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC29D
Engine Num: BED28
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Fastback Coupe
Bentley R-Type Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC2LD
Model Year: 1954
Profile and Auction History

Continental Fastback
Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC35LC
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Saloon
Bentley R-Type Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC38LC
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Coupe
Bentley R-Type Coupe

Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: BC51LC
Engine Num: BCC50
Model Year: 1954
Profile and Auction History

Fastback Coupe
Bentley R-Type Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC62LC
Model Year: 1954
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bentley R-Type Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: BC63LC
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Fastback Coupe
Bentley R-Type Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC66LC
Engine Num: BCC65
Model Year: 1954
Profile and Auction History

Continental Fastback
Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1955
Profile
Continental Fastback
Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1955
Profile
Sports Coupe
Bentley R-Type Sports Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1955
Profile

Continental Fastback
Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC16LD
Model Year: 1955
Profile
Continental Fastback
no image available

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC16LD
Model Year: 1955


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