1953 Bentley Mark VIby Hooper
Year of manufacture1953
Exterior brand colourBlack/Grey
Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Sunday 17th May 2009 12:00 - 19:00
Monday 18th May 2009 from 10:00
Monday 18th May 2009
Collectors' Items 11:00
Motor Cars at 13:30
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: B311LTO
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 coachbuilders. This change came about as the result of a rationalisation programme instigated before World War Two, it being realised that if Rolls-Royce Motors was to survive in the post-war years a substantial increase in manufacturing output would be necessary.
Announced in May 1946, the Mk VI featured a strong channel section chassis with independent wishbone/coil spring front suspension and a