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A Modern Magic Carpet

That's how The Autocar famously described Bentley's sensational new R-Type Continental over 60 years ago, a machine destined for the fortunate few which promised 120mph travel across continents to sun-kissed resorts and cosmopolitan metropolises. The list of first owners of these 1950s supercars reads like a Who's Who of early post-war society.

If you've ever wondered what it's like to drive one, climb aboard for the next five minutes...