Ghost Motor Works Ltd

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  1953 Bentley R Type Manual

1953 Bentley R Type Manual. This beautiful example is finished in its original livery of Midnight Blue paintwork with Tan leather. Supplied new on the 8th May 1953 by Jack Barclay of Berkeley Square, London to its first owner, Mr L Harris of Herella Ltd. Harella was to become one of the biggest fashion names during the 1960’s and was the second largest exporter of ladies’ fashion across the world. During the 1970’s NXB 838 was put into storage having covered a little over 30,000 miles. During the 1990’s the car was fully recommissioned by a South West London garage. Today the speedometer reads just over 50,000 miles which is believed to be correct, inside the car remains extremely original, the Tan leather still being incredibly soft, so too the carpets that are in excellent condition as it’s the equally original headlining, the car also retains its original small tool kit mounted under the dash. The bodywork is also very fine indeed with the Midnight Blue paintwork very much suiting the car. Offered with an impressive history file which details the cars maintenance back to the late 1990’s. In more recent years the car was subject to over 20,000 being lavished on it with marque specialists, Royce Engineering. We have maintained the car for the last few years and most recently carried out a full 24,000 mile service. Among the invoices for works carried out which detail the cars careful maintenance, also present in the history file are copies of the original build records, past MOT test certificates and a photograph of the car taking part in a London – Brighton rally with Stirling Moss pictured with the car. On the road this R-Type performs extremely well in all respects and is a pleasure to drive. Ready for showing and touring.




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