Lot 217 - 1947 Bentley Mk. VI Saloon by Vanden Plas

Lot 217 - 1947 Bentley Mk. VI Saloon by Vanden Plas

Lot 217 - 1947 Bentley Mk. VI Saloon by Vanden Plas

Lot Number 217
Registration JJJ 724
Chassis Number B60AK
Engine Number B30A
Odometer reading 27,000 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £16,240
  • Recently re-commissioned by Frank Dale
  • Runs and drives well

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. They featured rear hinged 'suicide' doors at the front and a sliding sunroof.

This Bentley Mk. VI is presented in black with grey interior. The car had been dry stored for a number of years, however re-commissioning was recently carried out by Frank Dale and we are advised she now runs well. Sadly being sold as part of a deceased estate, the late owner was keen to see the Bentley back on the road hence the reason the car was sent to Frank Dale. This Mk. VI is an ideal project for further time and investment or to be used exactly as she is. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a collection of invoices, this Bentley is being sold without reserve.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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