1952 | Bentley Mark VI Special

1952 Bentley MKVI Special

GBP 145,000

 

Bentley Mark VI Special

Bentley Mark VI Special

Bentley Mark VI Special

Bentley Mark VI Special

Bentley Mark VI Special

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1952 | Bentley Mark VI Special

1952 Bentley MKVI Special
GBP 145,000

 

United Kingdom

 
Convertible / Roadster
101/137 kw/hp
5,050 mls
Graeme Hunt

Graeme Hunt Ltd

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Bentley
    Model Mark VI
    Model name Mark VI Special
    Year of manufacture 1952
    Chassis number B-280-NZ
    Condition category Restored
    Mileage (read) 5,050 mls
    Technical details
    Body style Convertible
    Body detail Roadster
    Power (kw/hp) 101/137
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 4 (Factory: 4,566)
    Cylinders 6
    Doors 2
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Gears 4
    Drive Rear
    Front Brake Drum
    Rear Brake Drum
    Fuel LPG
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Green
    Manufacturer colour name -
    Interior colour Green
    Interior material Leather
    Optional equipment
    Rechtslenker

Description

The Bentley MK VI has been the basis for many a specials over the years; several we have been fortunate enough to sell, and Bentley, as a marque, is a perfect and appropriate canvas to create some extraordinary motorcars.

Ray Roberts documents this extremely well in his book 'Bentley Specials & Special Bentleys'. Covering specials from W.O Bentleys start, up to the cars of the 1990s when the book was published. He documents Specials by 'The Professionals'; Tim Abbott, Bradley Bros, The Lawrence Specials etc etc, but also Specials by 'The Amateurs'; Harry Rose, 'Rusty' Russ-Turner. All amazing cars and stories - and well worth a read!

Our "Special" has been produced purely as an indulgence and as such stands head & heels above many others

For instance, not only was the Chassis of B-280-NZ restored, but it was also galvanised making the need for later restoration redundant for future generations

Naturally the complete running gear was restored with similar attention to detail from the engine (number B-140-N) through to the gearbox & clutch assembly, to the differential.

Similarly the brakes & fuelling system were completely overhauled too

The ash frame was hand built by Dewarton - our friends long-standing & faithful mechanic - and the floor pans too. The penned aluminium body was commissioned by Vintage Wings & Radiators and clearly, the result are remarkable.

Once the body was finished for B-280-NZ and attached to the fully restored chassis, all the nitty gritty bits could be commissioned, built and fitted around the specially designed and upholstered seats by Bridge of Weir.

Convenience was a factor when designing her, not just the aesthetics, and a nice high up seating position perfect for modern motoring was chosen and helped by the larger wire wheels that the hubs were modified to accommodate, a large rope wound Bob Peterson steering wheel for great look and feel, a Feines built and very clearly laid out engine turned dash board with all new instruments, a windscreen higher than you'd expect built by Brass Craft for better wind cover and for a comfortable cabin when the bespoke mohair hood is up - of course there is also a matching tonneau cover (well, you would wouldn't you?).

All in all the concept was completed with both impeccable style and forethought.

3 years in the design & build process, resulting in what you see today.

The gentleman who commissioned the build of the body for B-280-NZ - a very good friend of ours - was quite an intellect and rather into cars. He had a fantastic collection and a real eye for detail. He took his passion a step past what most of us enthusiasts can do and he penned the aluminium body himself, with clear throwbacks to cars of the 1930s/1940s, but with his own style, twists and the benefit of modern knowledge. He helped design the interior, and stainless steel exhaust system too. We tip our hats off to him 🎩

Built by all the right people, and commissioned by a man who can only be described as brilliant, the car will provide so many happy memories and motoring stories to whoever decides to add this to their collection. A lucky person we think............

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Graeme Hunt Ltd

P O Box 76255

London

SW1P 9NN

Tel:+44 (0) 20 7937 8487

Email:  [email protected]

Email:  [email protected]

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