1949 Bentley Mark VI

Drophead Coupe by Park Ward

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1949
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Pearl Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring
Germany
Saturday 14 August 2010
Motor Cars at 16:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: B404 LEY
The launch of the Bentley Mk VI in 1946 marked a significant change in policy for Rolls-Royce by being the company‘s first wholly produced car; previously both Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars had been manufactured in chassis form only before being bodied by independent bespoke coach- builders.
Initially, however, only the new Bentley, the Mark VI, would carry ‘in-house‘ Standard Steel bodywork, its Rolls-Royce equivalent, the Silver Wraith, continued to use outside coach-builders. Announced in May 1946, the Mark VI featured a strong channel section chassis with independent wishbone/coil spring front suspension allied to a live, leaf-sprung rear axle. Drum brakes were fitted all round, together with Rolls-Royce‘s mechanically-driven servo assistance, the fronts for the first time on a Bentl