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Franay Bentley R Type Fastback
Franay Bentley R Type Fastback
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Production of the Bentley R-Type started in 1952 and continued through 1955. The Continental was designed to be driven by the owner-enthusiast. Only 208 cars were built and just 43 had left-hand drive.

The R-Type was delivered as a rolling-chassis for the creation of custom coachwork. Most Continentals were fastbacks built by H.J. Mulliner & Company in London. Park Ward in London built six, Graber in Switzerland built three, Franay in Paris bodied five (including the car pictured here), and Pininfarina in Italy created one. 



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