1954 Bentley R Type

Lot: 597

Sold for (£): 9,020
Offered for sale is a 4.6L 1954 Bentley R Type automatic that has been with the current owner for the last 39 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 52 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Classic 1950's stately saloon awaiting a sympathetic restoration...

  • The engine has been the subject of a thorough short engine rebuild
  • Cylinder head in need of some work before final engine assembly
  • Bodywork showing signs of rust and paint fading in places
  • Well-presented examples are selling for £20,000 - £30,000

Lot Details

Registration: SMA 408 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1954 Engine size: 4.6L
Make: Bentley Odometer reading (miles): 93266
Model: R Type MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: B54XF

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 52 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


in need of restoration


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine out of car, short engine rebuilt to very high standard, cylinder head needs rebuid to unleaded spec & final assembly of engine then refitting to car.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


in need of attention


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History

About the CCA Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history