1953 Bentley R-Type Saloon / BC9C Chassis Information

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type photograph

1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type1953 Bentley R-Type
Saloon
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC9C
Bentley introduced the first production T-Type Continental Fastback chassis in 1952, a year after the prototype OLGA. Despite its name, the two-door Continental was intended principally for the British market; only 43 left-hand drive cars were built for export.

This car is one of 208 R-Type Continentals built at the Rolls-Royce factory at Crewe and delivered to H.J. Mulliner to be fitted with this unique Sports Saloon body featuring upswept rear wings with one-piece chrome taillamps and cutaway rear spats. Completed in 1954, the car was delivered to golfer Philip Scrutton, who won the Brabazon Trophy three times in four years and competed in the Walker Cup twice. In May of 1955 the car was sold to Stanley Hailwood, father of the motorcycle champion 'Mike the Bike.' Stanley showed the car at the Cannes Concours d'Elegance and toured with it in the south of France. It went to Australia in 1968 but returned to England in 2015.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2018 1
2017 2
2016 3
2015 5
2014 2
2013 5
2012 5
2011 4
2010 5
2009 3

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$25,850$25,8501
2017$21,326$23,0762
2016$22,113$33,0823
2015$568,715$1,525,0005
2014$693,000$1,210,0002
2013$193,392$702,6125
2012$483,467$1,622,5005
2011$44,413$106,4184
2010$81,904$141,4635
2009$23,659$37,7663

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 BENTLEY R-TYPE SEDAN
Chassis#: B417SP
Sold for $25,850
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1953 Bentley R-Type Saloon
Chassis#: B95UL
Sold for $23,076
  2017 Bonhams : London Olympia
 
1953 Bentley R-Type Saloon Coachwork by James Young
Chassis#: B372SR
Sold for $19,575
  2017 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1953 Bentley R-Type
Chassis#: B358TN
Sold for $33,082
  2016 Silverstone Auctions : NEC Classic Motor Show
 
1953 Bentley Type R
Chassis#: B427SP
Sold for $17,600
  2016 The Finest : Aspen
 
1953 BENTLEY R-TYPE SALOON
Chassis#: B119TO
Sold for $15,658
  2016 Coys Blenheim Palace
 
1953 Bentley R-Type Saloon
Chassis#: B125T0
Sold for $30,579
  2015 H & H Auctions - Chateau Impney
 
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC25A
Sold for $1,210,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1953 Bentley R-Type image  1953 Bentley R-Type image  
1953 Bentley R Type
Chassis#: B113SP
Sold for $59,245
  2015 Silverstone Auction - Classic Cars
 
1953 Bentley R Sedan
Sold for $18,750
  2015 Leake Auctions - Dallas, Tx
 
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC16LA
Sold for $1,525,000
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1953 Bentley R-Type image  1953 Bentley R-Type image  
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC20A
Sold for $1,210,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1953 Bentley R-Type image  1953 Bentley R-Type image  
1953 Bentley R-Type Drophead Coupe by Park Ward
Chassis#: B9T0
Sold for $176,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1953 Bentley R-Type image  1953 Bentley R-Type image  
1953 BENTLEY Type R COACH HOOPER
Sold for $98,083
  2013 Artcurial Motorcars - Monaco 2013
 
1953 Bentley R-Type James Young Saloon
Chassis#: B7TO
Sold for $17,591
  2013 H & H - Rockingham Castle
 
1953 Bentley R-Type Special Roadster
Chassis#: B109TO
Sold for $117,420
  2013 Bonhams - The Banbury Run Sale
 
1953 Bentley R-Type Saloon
Sold for $31,255
  2013 Shannons Sydney Autumn Classic
 
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon
Chassis#: BC24B
Sold for $702,612
  2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1953 Bentley Continental R-Type Fastback Sports Saloon
Chassis#: BC16LA
Sold for $1,622,500
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
1953 Bentley R-Type image  1953 Bentley R-Type image  
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon
Chassis#: BC7C
Sold for $638,125
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Bentley R-Type's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Bentley R-Type SR5 Special RoadsterB61UL2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting $70,000$90,000
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon by H.J. MullinerBC20A2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba $1,000,000$1,300,000
1953 Bentley R-TypeB135TO2017 Barons : Classic Winter Warmer   
1953 Bentley R Type Continental FastbackBC20A2016 Barons Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection   
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental FastbackBC10LB2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $1,400,000$1,800,000
1953 Bentley R-Type Standard Steel SaloonB245UL2015 Historics at Brookland $15,000$20,000
1953 Bentley R-TypeB84T2012 Russo and Steele Scottsdale   
1953 Bentley R Sedan 2011 Branson Collector Car Auction Oct 22, 2011$33,000  
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback by MullinerBC3C2011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $290,000$330,000
1953 Bentley R-Type Convertible Coachwork by Park WardB38CO5R2011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $55,000$70,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1952 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Abbotts of Farnham
Chassis Num: B18RT
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Abbotts of Farnham
Chassis Num: B2RT
Engine Num: B1R
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1953 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1953 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1953 Drophead Victoria
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1953 Saloon
Chassis Num: B-157-TO B-78 T
Engine Num: B 006157
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1953 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: B121SP
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1953 Saloon
Chassis Num: B84T
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1953 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B9T0
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1953 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC16LA
Engine Num: BCA15
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1953 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC20A
Engine Num: BCA19
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1953 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC25A
Engine Num: BCA24
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1953 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC9C
Chassis information for the Bentley R Type1954 Sport Saloon
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis information for the Bentley R Type1954 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley R Type1954 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley R Type1954 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley R Type1954 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B132LTN
Chassis information for the Bentley R Type1954 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC29D
Engine Num: BED28
Chassis information for the Bentley R Type1954 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC2LD
Chassis information for the Bentley R Type1954 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC38LC
Chassis information for the Bentley R Type1954 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: BC51LC
Engine Num: BCC50
Chassis information for the Bentley R Type1954 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC62LC
Chassis information for the Bentley R Type1954 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC66LC
Engine Num: BCC65
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1955 Continental Fastback
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1955 Continental Fastback
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1955 Sports Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1955 Continental Fastback
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC16LD
Chassis information for the Bentley R-Type1955 Continental Fastback
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC16LD


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