A very rare and absolutely exceptional and exquisite example of this LHD 4 1/2 litre ‘Big Bore’ sedan with factory optional 4-speed automatic transmission and 1 of only some 2,323 built in its three year production run between 1952-55. A very rare Left Hand drive example with air conditioning.
Strikingly finished in a ‘Royal Garnet over Cream’ two-tone color complete with hand painted pin stripes matched to a beautiful and also extraordinarily condition full ‘Claret with White Piping’ leather interior and carpeting. The car has an original Mohair headliner and its original factory sliding sunroof. This car was frame up restored with no-expense-spared in recent years and has been stored in a climate controlled facility by its southern California collector/owner since the restoration. The two-tone paint, the leather & wood interior, all the chrome work including the original and very rare Bentley grille and front and rear bumpers, are all restored to obviously concours standards and this car is very likely one of the finest R-Type examples in existence anywhere today. The 5-digit odometer shows just over 22k miles and the car boasts working modern day air conditioning and the voltage has been upgraded to 12 volts.