This 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental is the epitome of a British grand tourer

Does it get anymore perfect than this?
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There's just something about a big Bentley that we can't help but fall in love with. RM Auctions is putting a 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental for sale and it's definitely one of the most beautiful cars to wear the Flying B that we've ever seen. Presented to customers and automotive press at the 1953 Geneva Auto Salon, many consider the car to be the most desirable post-war Bentley ever built and we would have to agree with them.

The car enjoyed it life in Europe an then was exported to the United States where it only saw a handful of owners and then returned home to the UK in 2014 to undergo a hefty £40,000 in mechanical restoration that includes service on the car's brakes, suspension, engine, gearbox, and clutch. The car will be heading to auction at Villa Erba and is expected to fetch €1.000.000 - €1.300.000.

rmsothebys.com

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