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1951 Bentley Mk. VI Saloon by HJ Mulliner

Sale price: £22,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Bentley
Year: 1951
Type: standard car
Mileage: 88,870
Transmission: manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1951 Bentley Mk. VI Saloon by HJ Mulliner for sale

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  •  1951 Bentley Mk. VI Saloon by HJ Mulliner
  •  1951 Bentley Mk. VI Saloon by HJ Mulliner
  •  1951 Bentley Mk. VI Saloon by HJ Mulliner
  •  1951 Bentley Mk. VI Saloon by HJ Mulliner
  •  1951 Bentley Mk. VI Saloon by HJ Mulliner

For sale by auction on Saturday 01 June 2013 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The Bentley Mk. VI was the first post-war luxury car from
Bentley produced from 1946 to 1952; it was also the first car from
Rolls-Royce with factory coachwork but chassis were still also
supplied to independent coachbuilders. The chassis and engine went
on to be used as the basis of the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith of 1946
and Silver Dawn of 1949. The factory bodies were made by Pressed
Steel Ltd of Coventry and sent to the Bentley works at Crewe for
painting and fitting out with traditional wood and leather. They
featured rear hinged 'suicide' doors at the front and a sliding
sunroof. Those buyers with a more discerning palette and deeper
pockets also had the option of using one of the many coachbuilders
available at the time such as HJ Mulliner & Co. a British coach
building company started in 1900 in Brook Street. London. The
company prospered. being closely linked from the outset with the
leading makers of chassis and practically with Rolls-Royce.
Coachbuilding continued after the Second World War but on a reduced
scale and. in 1959. an approach was made to Rolls-Royce which
resulted in the company being taken over by them and eventually
merging with their other coachbuilding company in 1961 to make H. J.
Mulliner. Park Ward.

This original example of Bentley's popular Mk. VI saloon was
indeed designed and constructed by H J Mulliner and supplied new
through Car Mart Ltd. London. to Office Cleaning Services. 262LJ is
no 28 of 36 aluminium bodied sports saloons built by Mulliners in
1951 to design 7122 described by Martyn Nutland in his book
'Bentley Mark VI' as the best looking coach built saloon created by
Mulliner. It was purchased in the early 1970's by the Bentley
Drivers Club. South East Region Treasurer. Mr. Geoffrey Maund. who
kept the car for nearly thirty years before being bought by the
vendor at the end of 2011. Upon purchase. he had the car taken to
specialists who carried out a major service on the car and at the
same time removed the engine sump and cleaned out the oil ways in
the cylinder block and crank shaft. The distributor and
carburettors were also completely rebuilt. This very original
Bentley Mk. VI drives extremely well. the engine runs very smoothly
and the gear changes easily. Finished in black with grey leather
interior. the car is supplied with a V5C registration document. a
new MoT test certificate and old MoT test certificates. This well
proportioned coachbuilt Bentley is regarded as one of the best
balanced bodies of the time giving excellent visibility through the
large glass area and the whole car presents a light and pleasing
appearance.

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