The Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon was produced by H.J. Mulliner on the R-Type Continental chassis. Only 43 of the 193 Fastback Sports Saloons built by H.J. Mulliner on the R-Type Continental chassis had left-hand drive from the factory, and only nine of those 43 had automatic transmissions. The automobile was created in 1954.
The Hydra-Matic gearbox technology from General Motors provided power for the 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon. It was connected to a 4,556cc, six-cylinder engine that had been enlarged.
H.J. Mulliner created the 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon. It was a coach-made affair, and only H.J. Mulliner built it.
Between 1952 and 1955, the Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon was built. It was the Mark VI's replacement, and the S-Type took its place in 1955. Ivan Evernden, the Chief Projects Engineer at Rolls-Royce, faced a difficult task while designing a high-performance Bentley for the 1950s: combining style and sophistication with real speed.
Though no small task, the objective was successfully accomplished. The Continental holds the record for being the fastest four-seater in the world with a top speed of roughly 190 km/h. Only the wealthiest aficionados could buy the model because it cost £6,928 at a period when the average UK annual wage was £468, suggesting it was a decadent masterpiece.