The Bentley R-Type was the sister model of the Rolls Royce Silver Dawn and replaced the Mark VI. As with its predecessor, a standard body was available as well as coachbuilt versions by firms including H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward, Freestone & Webb, Graber and others. There was little difference (other than the radiator grilles and the carburation) between the standard Bentley R-Type and the Rolls Royce Silver Dawn, though Bentley was still the more popular marque. Some 2,500 units were manufactured.
Of the first production series by Abbott only fourteen units were built.
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