1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
In the early 1950s, Bentley’s R-Type Continental stood as the epitome of all-encompassing luxury for the discerning driver. Aligned with Bentley’s legacy of crafting quiet sports cars, piloting the R-Type Continental felt akin to gliding on a magic carpet.
Its hushed demeanor at high speeds, seamless elegance, accommodation for four with luggage, and an impressive 120 mph capability made it the quintessential car for every purpose and season. Why opt for anything else when the R-Type Continental excelled on all fronts?
The bodywork of the ‘Continental Sports Saloon,’ initially designed by H.J. Mulliner, resonated strongly with Bentley’s clientele. Despite its lofty price tag of £6,928, making it one of the world’s most expensive cars, the order books swiftly filled, highlighting its immediate popularity.
With a production limited to 207 units, the R-Type Continental, crafted by Mulliner, remains today among the most exquisite and coveted Bentleys, celebrated for its superb driving experience.