1950 Bentley Mark VI

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1950
  • Mileage 
    90 874 mi / 146 248 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    B161GT
  • Engine number 
    B80 G
  • Lot number 
    54960
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This is a genuine three-owner Mark MKVI Bentley that was purchased new in 1950 by English Electric on behalf of its Chairman, the Right Honourable Lord Nelson, in whose family it remained for 59 years. The second keeper retained it for three years, at which point it was acquired by the vendor, an RREC member. Finished in Dark over Light Metallic Green and trimmed in Brown hide, the car currently displays a totally credible 90,874 miles, has at some time benefited from a restoration, and more recently from a carburettor and brake overhaul, and a replacement exhaust. It is now offered with: a selection of original tools; a collection of invoices, old MOTs and tax discs; RREC chassis card records; and a scale version of the exact model manufactured by Oxford Diecast. A total of 5,202 MKVIs were produced, 4,190 of which were clothed in the in-house Standard Steel body, as still proudly worn by 'MMB 387'.

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