1952 Bentley Mark VI

2 Door Razor Edge Coupe 1 of 7 built

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 2 October 2010 at 3pm
Rolls -Royce and Bentley realised that it would be unwise to rely on the traditional coachbuilders of the pre -war years to produce enough bodies to make the production of chassis economically worthwhile after World War II. During the 10 year production period from 1946 to 1955 for the Mark VI and the ‘R’ Type Bentley body style, only 20% of the Bentleys built carried special coach built bodies. One of the prettiest offerings was a Hooper bodies coupe designed by Osmond Rivers. On a Bentley this design was retained from 1951 to 1955. Bentley eventually lost most of its identity and now only superficial details separate it from Rolls-Royce.
This Bentley Mark VI has been subject to a complete body off restoration by Alpine Eagle including engine, gearbox, drive train, bodywork, trim and paint. B287NY is the ‘Big Bore’ 4.5 Litre type of 1952. It was fitted with 2 door coachwork by Hooper; only 7 of these cars