Classic Bentley at motor auction

Classic Bentley at motor auction

A 60-year-old Bentley valued at up to £900,000 is among the highlights at this year's Classic Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham.

The 1954 Bentley R Type Continental Flashback is being offered in almost concours condition after undergoing a series of works in the last few years.

The late D Series car is the highlight attraction at Silverstone Auctions' final sale of 2014, at the prestigious motor show on November 15 and 16.

It has an estimated value of between £800,000 and £900,000.

The vehicle's history shows that the chassis was manufactured at the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe while the aluminium coachwork was produced by HJ Mulliner & Co in Chiswick, west London.

Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, describes the Bentley as a "beautifully-styled masterpiece" of classic motoring.

More than 100 classic and modern sports cars, as well as 12 historic motorcycles, are up for sale during the two-day event.

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