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1954 BENTLEY R TYPE CONTINENTAL SPECIAL FACTORY ORDER - £POA

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Bentley R Type Continental. Rover Grey/Red Interior. Full Matching numbers. Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner including many one-off features. 42,678 miles only since new. Full documented ownership history from new including the original purchase document, owner's handbook, build sheets from Rolls Royce Foundation and registration number SWH 1. Last family owners since 1968. Ownership History Philip. F. Scrutton Sopers Cottage Chipstead Surrey England 4/2/1954 Registration: MLT 3 Ordered new by Philip. F. Scrutton in 1954, a world class amateur golfer and pilot, three time winner of Brabazon Cup and a member of the British Walker and Ryder Cup Golf teams in 1955/6/7. He was mentioned in Ian Flemings book `Goldfinger' due to his golfing prowess. Mr Scrutton was an avid car collector owning eleven cars in 1955; including a Mercedes Benz 300 SL #5500033 Registration No. PLE 3. He further purchased a Mercedes Benz 300 SL #5500374 Registration No. MLT 3. He died on 30th of October 1958 in a car accident. JDClassics has recent correspondence with Mr. Scruttons family on file. Stanley. W .Bailey Hailwood King Motors (Oxford) Ltd New Road Oxford England 13/5/1955 Registration: NOR 3 Registration: SWH 1 In 1955 Stanley. W. Bailey Hailwood motor bike racer and owner of MD King Motorcycles, member of BRDC and father of Mike Hailwood World Champion bike racer and F1 racer bought the Bentley. He entered the car in Cannes Concours d'Elegance and was immensely proud of the Bentley using it often in the south of France where he spent a great deal of his time. Frank. T. Cavanagh Kurrumboola 3243 Spring Drive Mulwala Australia 28/9/1968 Registration: NSW. ADE 728 In 1968 Frank Cavanagh purchased the Bentley during a European vacation visiting aircraft manufacturers. Frank had bought a number of cars in Europe including a Mercedes Benz 170 Pickup during a trip in 1951 .He bought the car from Frank Cox, Rolls Royce & Bentley, Lavender Hill, Battersea, London. It was then immediately imported to his property inKurrumboola, Mulawla, Australia where it would reside until 2015 sharing the hangar space with his 1960 Cessna, 1966 Ferrari 330 GT and 1956 Bentley S1. Ronald. T. Cavanagh Kurrumboola 3243 Spring Drive Mulwala Australia 10/1/1982 Registration: NSW. NTV 533 Registration: Vic. 04335H (Club registration) Original Special Order Specification Upswept rear wings with one piece chrome tail lamps Cutaway rear wheel arches Red faced instruments, operating knobs, steering wheel, quadrant and lever knob, leather steering column cover Complete instrument panel Compass Time of trip clock Motorola Radio Roof aerial Boot handle Windscreen fillet in chrome 2x Bosch fog lamps Mirror under near side sun visor Flashing indicators Recesses to doors Grab handles to doors Continental badges on boot lid & front fenders Plain Radiator shell Wilmot Breedon bumpers Chrome spears on door handles Front and rear demisters Heavy seats (Revillum type seats) Lucas herald horns operated by foot switch Letter GB to boot lid Petrollocking cap WDA 85 Under dash heater B Badge on boot lid Charles Follett door sill plates Sorbo mats to front & rear Picnic set in door recesses (2x sandwich boxes, 2x thermos flasks & 4x breakers) Rear window blind Mohair rug Badge bar to the front bumper Initials PFS on offside door, EAS to near side in maroon. Loose covers to seats Chrome plate disc wheel covers with louvres and Bentley painted red White wall tires (6.50 x 16 India tyres) This unique Bentley R-type Continental is most likely the highest specified example in existence and would be welcome at all of the world's concours events. It recently received a sensitive recommissioning by JD Classics ahead of the 2017 Pebble Beach concours where it won the prestigious FIVA award for the best preserved post war car. Please contact us for more details.

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  • RefCode: TA1100980

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