1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon  Chassis no. B281DZ

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Lot 465
1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon
Registration no. YXG 710 Chassis no. B281DZ

Sold for £ 22,833 (US$ 28,517) inc. premium
1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon
Registration no. YXG 710
Chassis no. B281DZ
*Present ownership since 1969
*Extensively restored
8Engine professionally rebuilt fewer than 1,000 miles ago
*Kept garaged and serviced/MoT'd annually

Footnotes

  • First registered on 5th January 1949, this Bentley Mark VI has the factory's four-door 'standard steel' coachwork. The car has been in the same family ownership since 1969 and has always been garaged. In 1973, a major rebuild began that would take two years to complete. During this time, all components were either replaced or subject to a complete overhaul, with parts being cadmium plated where appropriate. All the floors were replaced, and the vendors were also able to source and fit new doors and wings. In addition, the electrics were totally rewired, and all hydraulic pipes replaced. The interior was fully refurbished with seats re-upholstered, new headlining, and new carpets throughout, while all trim parts were re-chromed.

    Subsequent works include a full re-spray (1987); installing a complete new exhaust system (1995); and fitting a set of new tyres (2004). Between 2005 and 2008, further works were carried out by Taylor's of Chichester, including a total engine rebuild, since when fewer than 1,000 miles have been covered. The detailed invoice for these works, which included new valves and seats for running on unleaded fuel, are provided. The rear axle half-shafts and differential have been replaced with components to Bentley Continental specification, which raises the overall gearing by 10% for better fuel economy and more relaxed cruising. New front and rear springs have been fitted, the front dampers fully overhauled, and new brake cylinders installed. A new battery was fitted in 2012.

    Although the Bentley has covered fewer than 5,000 miles since 1975, it has always had an annual service and MoT test. The car comes with a full set of original tools and a handbook. Fitted 'extras' include a bespoke set of classic inertia-reel seatbelts (front and rear) with chrome buckles and beige webbing to match the interior; a full set of original external luggage tie-down straps; a Bentley green cloth car cover; a waterproof car cover; a Bentley picnic mat; and a Bentley service manual.
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1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon  Chassis no. B281DZ
1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon  Chassis no. B281DZ
1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon  Chassis no. B281DZ
1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon  Chassis no. B281DZ
1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon  Chassis no. B281DZ
1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon  Chassis no. B281DZ
1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon  Chassis no. B281DZ
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