1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback (RHD)
- Absolutely superb example
- The ultimate variation D Series
- Fitted with concealed Air Conditioning
- Fully restored by P&A Wood during 2005-2007
- Regularly serviced by P and A Wood since restoration
- Desirable manual gearbox and bucket seats example
- Beautiful Tudor Grey with St James Red hide
- Delivered new to the Hon. Lady Hogg
- Fantastic opportunity
Chassis number ‘BC59D’ was completed in March 1955 and first owned by the Hon. Lady Hogg. The car’s original registration was ‘PYL 699’ and it left the factory fitted with engine number ‘BCD58’. (The engine currently fitted, ‘BCD26’, was originally in a slightly earlier D-series Continental, ‘BC27D’.) Known subsequent owners are Glanmore Investments (1959); Aire Wool Ltd (1965); A S Baird (1966); William Gilbertson-Hart (1994); Michael Lee (Australia, 2001) and Rudolph Hahnenberger (2003). Air conditioning was added at Mr Lee’s request.
The Continental was fully restored by renowned marque specialists P&A Wood during 2005-2007 for previous owner Rudolph Hahnenberger of Uppsala, Sweden and Harley Street, London, who had registered the car in 2003. There are numerous P&A Wood bills on file testifying to the extent of the rebuild and to Mr Hahnenberger’s no-expense-spared approach to the project (inspection highly recommended).
Stan West acquired the Continental for his collection in December 2009 and the car has continued to be maintained by P&A Wood. Related invoices are on file and the Bentley also comes with a quantity of MoTs. Presented in beautiful condition, ‘BC59D’ represents a rare opportunity to acquire a fine example of the most famous post-war Bentley benefiting from a full restoration by the best in the business.
With its outstanding aerodynamic coachwork, developed by Rolls-Royce stylist John Blatchley in collaboration with coachbuilder H J Mulliner, the R-Type Continental fastback remains the pinnacle of Bentley’s achievements in the post-war era.
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