Classics, passion for the past !

1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback BC68C

£ 695000

Carrosserie Coupe
Meterstand miles
Brandstof Petrol
Transmissie Manual
Kleur Blue
Kleur interieur Blue
Bekleding Leather
Stuur Rhd
A fabulous, manual gearbox example of these truly iconic cars, beautifully re-painted to a wonderful standard in deep, inky blue, re-upholstered in blue/grey leather, with superb headlining, cross-banded woodwork, new carpets, beautifully re-chromed, etc, all of this, as we understand it, done by P&A Wood some twenty or so years ago, and still absolutely gorgeous. The car won a number of prestigious awards in the 2000s following the restoration, and has seen little use since, so still looking glorious! The mirror-like reflections in the paintwork speak volumes for the quality of the work, which applies also to the remainder of the car's cosmetics. The engine bay is 'just right', being absolutely as it should be, but not over restored as can sometimes be the case. Driving just as it should, and it would be a challenge to find a better one. Offered serviced, prepared, MoT tested and ready for its next life-chapter.

Chassis No. BC68C Reg No. OYN 3

Snippets: Shoes & WWII escape
BC68C was initially owned by Arthur Atlas of Brevitt Shoe Manufacturing Co of Leicester. In March 1938 Arthur & his wife Gerta (Jewish extraction) were in England buying leather for their business and with the news of Hitler’s plans they never returned to their home town of Grinzing, Vienna. Their daughter Nicky was born in England in late 1938 and she grew up ignorant of her Jewish roots until the 1950s. The Brevitt Shoes advertising campaign was based on “Your feet will look as wonderful as they feel” with styles named Pepperpot Bounder and Tracery, it was “The look of fashion”. Arthur & Greta travelled extensively to America & in 1951 the Leicester Evening Mail reported his return from his 20th trip! After an ownership of just 2 years BC68C was acquired by J. Palmer Chapman a judge and breeder of Guernsey cattle; his property “Bishopstone Stud Farm” was earlier occupied by William Dore a successful racehorse breeder. After Mr Chapman’s death in 1964 the fastback was with Mr. Wilcock of Laybrook Farm in Goose Green, Pulborough.
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