This is What $1.1 Million Worth of Barn Find Bentley Looks Like

15 years is a long time to spend in any sort of confined space, but for 15 years this aged Bentley has resided in a barn, propped up on blocks and waiting for its rebirth to come. Happily last week, that day came.  This barn find 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback emerged from its slumber, rolled across the Barons auction block in the UK, and sold for a scintillating £739,212 (around $1.1 million at today’s rates). Why so much for an old ‘barn find’ Bentley? Well, they only made 208. RELATED: Take a closer look at the stunning 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental The Bentley R-Type made its debut in 1952 and marked Bentley’s second car in the wake of World War II. In its three year run, Bentley crafted over 2,000 of its standard four-door R-Types, closely related to the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, but also sold a sleeker, sportier model – the Continental Fastback. Each of those scant 208 fastbacks featured a variant of the R-Type’s 4.6-liter straight-six engine, tuned to produce around 160hp with dual SU carburetors, which could propel the car to 50 mph in under nine seconds and all the way up to a heady 120 mph. This was 1954, mind you. The lion’s share of those 208 cars featured coach built bodies by the renowned H.J. Mulliner & Co., creating a sweeping look that Bentley remains famous for to this day. RELATED: The 572HP GT3-R is the most hardcore Bentley in the world This Bentley Continental Fastback in particular is one of those H.J. Mulliner cars, and sold originally to a racing driver from Wales, by the name of RD Weatherall. It came dressed in his preferred racing purple color, though the Bentley was repainted white when it sold to its second owner, a doctor from the north of England. Original auction estimates put this car in the $300,000 to $600,000 range, but nearly 45 bidders – both online and at the auction – ensured it would soar well above that dollar amount. RELATED: You can't miss the 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed, even if you tried _____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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