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The R Type is the second series of post-war Bentley automobiles, replacing the Mark VI. Essentially a larger-boot version of the Mk VI, the R type is regarded by some as a stop-gap before the introduction of the S series cars in 1955. As with its predecessor, a standard body was available as well as coachbuilt versions by firms including H. J. Mulliner & Co., Park Ward, Harold Radford, Freestone and Webb and others.

Other than the radiator grilles and the carburation there was little difference between the standard Bentley R Type and the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn. The R Type was the more popular marque, with some 2,500 units manufactured during its run to the Silver Dawn’s 760
During development it was referred to as the Bentley Mark VII. Indeed the chassis cards for these cars describe them as Bentley 7. The R Type name which is now usually applied stems from chassis series RT. The front of the saloon model was identical to the Mark VI, but the boot (trunk) was almost doubled in capacity and the engine increased in displacement from 4.25 to 4.5 litres (as fitted to the later Mark VI). For buyers looking for a more distinctive car, a decreasing percentage had custom coachwork available from the dwindling number of UK coachbuilders. These ranged from the grand flowing lines of Freestone and Webb’s conservative, almost prewar shapes, to the practical conversions of Harold Radford which including a clamshell style tailgate and folding rear seats.

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Very nice indeed! From the overall impression to the reflection! Good work, good automobile, Larry!

  • Thank you Shelia I love these old beauties :)

    – larry flewers

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 1 year ago

    wow.. terrific capture and awesome pp work…..

  • Thank you Sheryl :)

    – larry flewers

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Excellent wideangle capture, indeed awsome

  • Thank you John :)

    – larry flewers

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    A beast mate…hope you are well.

  • Thanks mate yeah I am fine hope all is well with your good self

    – larry flewers

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    Mary Sediciabout 1 year ago


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  • Thank you Mary

    – larry flewers

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    Mary Sediciabout 1 year ago


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  • Thank you so much :)

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