Lowered price from €49.950-> €46.950 (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) The Bentley Mark 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 but 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 Mark VI used an F-head straight-6 engine 4.3 L (4257 cc/259 in³) in size. In 1951, a 4.6 L (4566 cc/278 in³) version of the engine was introduced. A four speed syncromesh manual transmission was fitted with the change lever to the right of the driver on right hand drive cars and on the column on left hand drive versions. The 4.3 L was referred to as the 4¼ L with a single exhaust and the 4.6 L as the 4½ L with a twin exhaust. The chassis used leaf springs at the rear and independent coil springing at the front with a control on the steering wheel centre to adjust the hardness of the rear springing. A central lubrication system allowing oil to be applied to moving parts of the suspension from a central reservoir was fitted. The 12.25 in (311 mm) drum
This beautifully presented Bentley MKVI was delivered on the 1st October 1947 to Rolls Royce Lillie Hall, Fulham and exported new to Australia, sold by retailer Kellow Falkiner Ltd, Russell Street, Melbourne. The Bentley was supplied new in Dual Grey to a Mr Mackinnon, a wealthy grazier from the Western District near Melbourne. On 27th January 1956 the Bentley was sold to a Doctor in Melbourne, a well-known and controversial psychologist at the time, who used to ship the car to Europe each year for his skiing holiday. During the 1970's the Bentley was in the hands of the Doctors son in law, who eventually sold the Bentley to a University Professor from Melbourne in 1980. In 1987 the Bentley sold to its most recent owner who kept the car almost thirty years and carried out a comprehensive restoration to a very high standard. The Bentley comes with a file of receipts and photographs detailing the work. The body was stripped down and treated to a full repaint, invoices in the file detail a full interior re-trim in leather and substantial re-chroming work. Documentation also relates to stripping, dismantling and rebuilding brakes, fitting a new rear axle, rebuilding shock absorbers, re
A super sound and eminently derivable motor car. Full history/ bills with 5 owners, the last from 1994, extremely well cared for. 20 years of hand writen log of all work carried out how ever small, plus mileage log. Big Bore 4,666cc engine. Fast, light to drive and it stops well. Not a show car.
ECX 831 was first registered on 1st July 1949 and was supplied new by Ripon Bros, Huddersfield to Edward Haigh (Wool) Ltd of Leeds. We are pleased to confirm the Bentley still retains its original West Yorkshire registration mark and a great deal of originality. The Bentley still has its correct, original 4.25 litre straight six engine and retains its delightfully aged, original leather seats that are presented in very good order. The Bentley records a mileage of 16,000, believed to be 116,000 from new and this would certainly be commensurate with the original upholstery and sound, strong and largely original running gear. This example is an excellent driving car with a real honest feel. The paintwork is bright and presentable and in recent years have been treated to a two tone re-spray in Metallic Dark Blue over Silver. There are odd blemishes and imperfections but the body is strong, sound and in very good order. The Bentley is ideal for using on a regular basis; it has a nice aged look and certainly is a good strong usable car and has proven totally reliable since we sold the car over 12 months ago to the last owner in Norwich. The chrome work is of a very good standard and the