This 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback by H.J. Mulliner is an undisputed icon of British motoring and one of the all-time great Bentley models.
Built in extremely limited numbers, these high-performance grand touring cars attracted an elite clientele that included royalty, celebrities, and captains of industry. This car, BC10LB, is certainly no exception, as Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond series, ordered this Bentley for his friend and collaborator Ivar Bryce. Bryce, a fascinating figure in his own right, worked for the British Security Coordination during World War II and was the inspiration for Flemings character Felix Leiter. Originally finished in Deep Grey and specified as a left-hand drive, manual gearbox car with fender spats and lightweight seats, Bryces R-Type Continental was equipped with bespoke features such as fitted luggage and a racehorse mascot. Recently discovered in a Hollywood, California garage, where it had been hidden away for over three decades, this unrestored R-Type Continental is the most exciting and important post-war Bentley to come to market in a generation.
-The Most Significant Bentley Discovery in Recent Memory
-Desirably Equipped with Left-Hand Drive, Manual Gearbox, and Lightweight Seats
-Exceptional Provenance with Ties to James Bond Creator Ian Fleming-
California Black-Plate Car Retaining Original Interior and Matching
-First class winner at the 1971 Concours d'Elegance.
-Has been sitting in a garage in California for the last 40 years.-
An Ideal Restoration Candidate Price:
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