1953 Bentley R-Type 4½-Litre Sports Special. Chassis no. B25TO. Engine no. B12T • Created by a highly skilled and experienced engineer • New short chassis and front cross member • Hand formed aluminium bodywork • Derby Bentley bonnet and grille • Bentley instrumentation • Completed in 2021 Notable features include a newly manufactured short chassis and front cross member; Dunlop racing tyres on new 19" wire wheels; and the bonnet and grille from a 3½-litre Derby Bentley (numbered 'E7BW' to the bonnet). The car has just been painted but has been sprayed in such a way to give the feel of some age, rather than looking like something that had been recently completed. Trimmed in leather, the interior boasts original Bentley instrumentation, has two timing clocks fitted and displays faux event stickers, further adding to the authentic feel. The owner spent thousands of hours shaping the wings and aluminium bodywork by hand, but as a 'home build' there are no invoices for labour!