Bentley were made to a standard where quality considerations oen outweighed production costs. The 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon set a new standard for effortless high speed cruising. Unlike the ’standard steel› R-Type saloon, the Continental was bodied in the traditional manner and first appeared with the model’s definitive style of coachwork – the lightweight, aluminium, wind tunnel-developed fastback of coachbuilders H J Mulliner.
Chassis BC 27C has been extensively prepared for rallying by Padgett and has been campaigned throughout Europe and beyond, participating in prestigious events such as the Rallye des Alpes; Eifel Classic; Gaisberg; Vosges Classic; and the California Mille. Its most recent outing was at the British Car Meeting (BCM) in Mollis, Switzerland in August 2019.