Lot 200 - 1950 Bentley Mk. VI Special
|Odometer reading||2,317 miles|
|Estimate||£55,000 - £65,000|
The Bentley Mk. VI was the first post-war luxury car from Bentley, produced from 1946 to 1952. It was also the first car from Rolls-Royce with factory coachwork although chassis were still also supplied to independent coachbuilders. The chassis and engine went on to be used as the basis of those in the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith of 1946 and Silver Dawn of 1949. The factory bodies were made by Pressed Steel Ltd of Coventry and sent to the Bentley works at Crewe for painting and fitting out with traditional wood and leather.
This Bentley Special was pulled out of some very thick and heavy mud in Yorkshire some 20 years ago. Presumably, it had been there for sometime as it was very rusty. Since the ‘rescue’ of the Bentley, the body was deemed beyond repair and scrapped, the chassis was found to be pretty solid although it was shortened slightly; all of this work was carried out by Stewart Gordon a respected Bentley specialist. The bodywork was then replaced with the handsome ‘special’ she presents with today. Aesthetically JDG 606 is in proportion with delightful lines and a sporty look. Mechanically, this is a very well sorted example and the 4,257cc engine sound superb when started. The fastidious and enthusiastic vendor has certainly looked after this Bentley well and has enjoyed tours of Scotland and Europe with the Bentley Owners Club.
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