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1949 Bentley Mark VI

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1949 Bentley Mark VI Woodie VIN: B91FU
Rippon Brothers of Huddersfield were Britain's oldest coachbuilder, having built coaches for Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. The company's reputation for excellence was rooted in its association with Rolls-Royce, having built its first body for what was a new make in 1906 and later landing an exclusive manufacturing deal with Rolls-Royce until 1958. Rippon built bodies for Rolls, Bentley and many other marques which included those of Delage, Daimler, Lanchester and Renault. Here we have one of their few handmade woodie bodied Mark VI's. A unique car in almost every respect from its stunning bodywork to its well appointed interior. Not be confused with Harold Radford's 1947 "Countryman" also made on the Mark VI chassis, this Woodie was built as new on 1949 Mark VI chassis B 56 BH. It's 41/4-litre straight-6 engine runs great and pulls strong through it manual 4-speed transmission. First delivered to Colonel W.H. Aykroyd in March 1950. Subsequently exported to America where it entered the collection of renowned automobile aficionado Henry Petronis. During his ownership the Bentley's interior was redone by D.L. George Coachworks of Coc


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