1954 Bentley R-Type
Bentley 1954 R-Type Sedan
1954 Bentley R-Type Saloon
This car was sold new to Loxham Garages to be used by the Chairman, Mr. Ewert Bradshaw, as his personal car and also to be used as a demonsrtator for prospective customers. In 1955 the car was sold to T. Fletcher of Burley, Lanchestshire and then in 1963, ownership was passed to K.T. Watson. In 1972, the car was exported to the United States and sold to Roberto M. Silva of Jersey City, New Jersey. He sold the car in 1977 to Ron Goldman of Englewood, Colorado with 81,086 miles on its odometer.
Mr. Goldman had a very comprehensive restoration done on the car from 1982-85 which is fully documented and cost in excess of $64,000. The air-conditioning was retrofitted with a rotary compressor and it is totally concealed making it acceptable for judging without penalty at RROC meets.
In August of 1985 after driving 1625 miles to the RROC meet, the car scored 91.5 points.
In 2002, the car was sold to its last owner Doug Daman of Hot Springs, Arkansas.
The car comes with a complete set of tools, ownership history, restoration invoices, and build sheets. Scroll to the bottom of this page for copies of the build sheet and ownership history.