Lot 128 - 1951 Bentley Mk. VI (Standard Steel Saloon)
|Odometer reading||100,776 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £22,000|
The Mk. VI four-door standard steel sports saloon was the first post-war luxury car from Bentley. Announced in May 1946 and produced from 1946 to 1952, it was also the first car from Rolls-Royce with all-steel coachwork and the first complete car assembled and finished at their factory. These very expensive cars were a genuine success. These models had a shorter wheelbase chassis and the engine was a variant of the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith of 1946 and, with the same standard steel body, became the cautiously introduced Silver Dawn of 1949. In 1952, both Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn and Bentley Mk. VI standard steel bodies were modified to incorporate a boot of about twice the size and the result became known as the R-Type Bentley. Mk. VI engines and chassis were modified to provide higher performance and sold to be bodied by selected coachbuilders as the first Bentley Continentals.
This lovely example of this pretty model is presented in black over silver with a grey leather interior. It comes with its original handbook, V5C registration document and a folder containing many old invoices. The grey leather seats show a nice patina and the wood to the dashboard and doors are in nice condition. This stylish Bentley Mk. VI would look very at home at Royal Ascot, Goodwood or other similar events but most of all, it will bring a smile to your face when driving it and attract admiring glances wherever you are.
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