1953 Bentley Continental

  • BC10LB

1953 Bentley R Type Continental Fastback, originally ordered by James Bond creator Ian Fleming for his friend Ivar Bryce, the inspiration for Felix Leitner, the CIA character in Bond stories.

This unrestored and almost entirely original example is even more rare as one of only 11 R-Types built with the left-hand drive and center-shift manual gear change.

This Bentley features lightweight seats, fender spats, a hand-made body by H.J. Mulliner, and is powered by the original 4.5L engine.

In 1971 it was the first class winner at the annual Pebble Beach concours. For the past 40 years it seems to have spent most of its life hidden away in a garage in California. Recently discovered, this significant Bentley starts and drives. An ideal restoration candidate.

Price: $

Inspections and accompanied test drives welcome. Sold as is, where is with no warranty of any kind offered by the seller. Clear, unencumbered title conveys.

Interested parties please contact [email protected] or at (512) 288 8800