Styling and mechanical changes paralleled those made to the look-alike Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn. Maximum speed was now over 100 mph but was not that much faster than the Bentley Mark VI.
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental coupe.
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Pluses of the 1952-1955 Bentley R-Type:
- More luggage space than Mark VI
- Optional automatic-shift convenience
- A Milestone car
Minuses of the 1952-1955 Bentley R-Type:
- Standard bodies rot-prone
- Custom body replacement panels unobtainable
- Costly to maintain, acquire, and restore
Production of the 1952-1955 Bentley R-Type:
Specifications of the 1952-1955 Bentley R-Type:
Wheelbase, inches: 120.0
Length, inches: 210.0
Weight, pounds: 4,200
Price, new: NA
Engines for the 1952-1955 Bentley R-Type:
Type Size Horsepower Years F I-6 4,566 cc (279 cid) 130* 1952-1955
*Actual output not quoted; estimated net horsepower
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