1947 Bentley Mark VI

Drophead Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1947
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Cream
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Autocar magazine was highly impressed with their MkVI test car 'Perhaps the outstanding thought from extensive driving of the Bentley MkVI built by the world's premier car manufacturers, Rolls-Royce, is that it has no single predominant feature but gains its unique position from a combination of superbly matched qualities that raise it above the level of other cars. Years of painstaking research and development with mechanical perfection as the goal show their results unmistakably. Smoothness and quietness and sheer quality are in the superlative.'

This elegant Bentley is the 3rd Drophead Coupé produced by the Swiss Carrosserie Graber on the MkVI chassis and may well have been only the 2nd to this particular design. It is thought that only 10-or-so were produced over a four-year period, seven of which are believed to survive. Graber's designs were always executed to the very highest standards and his creations were necessarily expensive, costing far more than those of