1951 Bentley VI (Deposit taken)

Mileage 39472
Engine 4.3
Rego 315 590 (Not inc)
Launched in May 1946, the Mark VI was Bentley's first post-war production model and broke new ground for the marque in more ways than one. Of more compact proportions than its predecessors, the smaller, lighter Mark VI was oriented towards the owner-driver and won universal praise for its excellent performance and road manners.  Although customers could still choose to have their Mark VI bodied by an outside coachbuilder such as Park Ward or H J Mulliner, the majority of the 5,208 chassis made were fitted with standardised bodywork, a stylish four-door saloon made by Pressed Steel, with final assembly taking place at Crewe.  Around one in five were sent to outside coachbuilders and bodied to their owner’s own requirements, the most popular being H J Mulliner, Park Ward and Freestone & Webb.  The Bentley was powered by the 4257cc B60 six-cylinder engine with light alloy cylinder head and twin SU H6 carburettors, developing an estimated 130 horsepower - making a genuine 100 mph possible.  The chassis of the Mark VI had coil-sprung front suspension and rode on a 120-inch wheelbase, making the new model considerably more wieldy than pre-war models and it had the advantage of fitting into any decent sized garage.  A larger capacity engine with raised compression ratio of 6.75:1 was introduced in 1951, resulting in a marked improvement to the Bentley's on-road performance.  During the lifespan of the Mark VI (and its successor, the R-Type), it sold very well in Australia - indeed, this country became the largest export market in the world for these cars and more survive here than anywhere outside of Great Britain.  Today, the Mark VI is justifiably recognised as being an underrated classic post-war saloon, with strong performance, excellent build quality and plenty of character available for a very reasonable outlay. This particular car was first purchased by our clients in approx 1975 and was mainly used as a club car and general outings. In approx 2015/16 the car was subject to a major overhaul and approx $30,000 was spent. This is a very tidy example certainly not new but ready for the next owners to drive & enjoy Contact Ben Finnis 0411 744 190 or Brenton 0418 920 920 for more details Interstate transport can be arranged Finance available All cars inspected by our fully trained mechanics Over 50 x Classics in stock and more arriving daily . Go to http://www.collectableclassiccars.com.au MORE CLASSIC CARS WANTED. CONTACT BEN FINNIS TODAY Collectable Classic Cars & Bikes - Strathalbyn SA Est 1989  
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