Bentley Continental R
1952-1955, 208 produced.
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
The R-Type Continental is without doubt one of the most elegant cars ever produced. Based on the conservatively styled MK6/R-Type
saloon the swept-tail Continental became the fastest 4 seater saloon car in the world when launched in 1952. Powered by the same 4566cc six cylinder engine as the saloon, the Continental was capable of 120mph when first launched.
R-Type Continentals had bodywork built by well known coachbouilders, the vast majority carried H.J. Mulliner bodies, a few had more obscure designs by coachbuilders such as Abbott, Graber and some by Park Ward. Early cars had thinner, lighter seats and less fittings which helped performance, later cars suffered as customers insisted on more luxurious fittings. Most cars had manual transmission although automatics were available. Late cars received the "big bore" 4887cc engine.
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|117 mph||13.5 s||0 s||0 mpg||0 bhp 0|