Bentley (1950-1969)

Bentley R-Type Continental (1952) It was the R-Type which first brought the Continental name into Bentley lexicon in 1952. With a top speed of 120 mph this was the fastest four-seater in the world at the time. Many of the 208 examples produced were coach built by Mulliner.


A unique 1960 Bentley S2 Continental, formerly owned by Peter Sellers from 1961 until 1966. One of just 60 right-hand drive S2 Continental chassis to be clothed with its style of Drophead Coupe coachwork by Park Ward, the Bentley was one of the most expensive cars available at the time. Priced at £8,246 2s 6d, it cost more than a Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina Berlinetta and a Jaguar Mk2 3.8 litre saloon combined.

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