Thursday, February 29, 2024

Messing about in cars

A 2003 Bentley R-Type road racer is most definitely a car that would appeal to Toad of Toad Hall


Described as a “real road burner and hooligan’s toy”, a 2003 Bentley R-Type road racer built by Petersen Engineering is a car that most definitely would appeal to Kenneth Grahame’s Toad of Toad Hall. It is currently for sale through Vintage & Prestige Fine Motorcars for £420,000.


This 2003 Bentley Petersen racer could be yours for £420,000
This 2003 Bentley Petersen racer could be yours for £420,000

Based on the chassis of a Bentley R-Type from 1953, this supercharged stunner is clad with a muscular aluminium body and seats two in Bentley style bucket seats. It has a 6.5-litre straight eight Rolls-Royce engine and can produce in excess of 400bhp.


The vehicle, described as being “built in the style of the outer circuit Brooklands racers” for a Mr M. Bresser, has covered just 4,000 miles since new. It is presented in excellent condition having been sent back to Bob Peterson by the current owner for an update that cost £23,000.


A side view of the vehicle
A side view of the vehicle
The compact interior of the car
The compact interior of the car
This plaque shares details of the car's specification and heritage
This plaque shares details of the car’s specification and heritage

Last sold in 2009 at the Bonhams Paris sale for £241,35, of the R-Type Richard Biddulph of Vintage & Prestige Fine Motorcars told The Steeple Times: “This car is about as ‘in your face’ as they come”. In adding that it truly will “appeal to bounders and cads”, he plainly hopes that a real life Mr Toad will get out their cheque book.



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