<b>1950 Bentley Mk VI Drophead Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. B47LFU <br />Engine no. D275F

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Lot 175
1950 Bentley Mk VI Drophead Coupe
Coachwork by Park Ward & Co., Ltd

Sold for US$ 68,320 inc. premium
1950 Bentley Mk VI Drophead Coupe
Coachwork by Park Ward & Co., Ltd

Chassis no. B47LFU
Engine no. D275F

4,257cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Twin-Choke Carburetor
Approximately 130bhp
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front with Live Rear Axle Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Delivered new to Canada
*Documented by its factory build records
*Sporting and elegant Bentley of finest quality
*Supreme waftability


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

It took a discerning person to order not just a Bentley, but a coachbuilt one. T.H. Matson, the first owner of this car, was certainly such a fellow. Residing at the historic "Mount Adelaide" house at 819 Dunsmuir St. in Victoria, British Columbia, his stunning Victorian home was built by Australian-born lumber and mining magnate Henry Croft whose wife Mary was the daughter of industrialist Robert Dunsmuir, who clearly lent his name to their street. Mr. Matson placed his order for a Bentley MkVI Drophead Coupe to be coachbuilt by Park Ward & Co., Ltd through the local dealer, Thomas Plimley. Living in the splendor of his historic home, Matson was used to luxury and expected the same from his automobile specifying a power top and windows, medium and short wave radio, a special license plate bracket in place of a built-in number plate holder, and slightly elevated ground clearance. Finished in two-tone grey over light blue hides, the rare left-drive export Bentley drop top must have looked redolent in its Pacific Northwest home.

The Bentley would eventually head south to the United States and later find itself on the East Coast before the present owner acquired it from the state of Virginia in early April 2008. The subject of some restoration work over the course of its life, it has been repainted silver with a nicely matching beige top. Looking swoopy indeed with its swept fender design that echoes the profile of a motor yacht under full steam, it oozes of supreme waftability. Seeing limited use in the last dozen years, it will likely require some recommissioning before actively wafting again. Documented by its factory build records, it is the perfect car for a run to the local watering hole, country club, or car show, the new owner is assured to arrive in style wherever this Bentley takes him or her.

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<b>1950 Bentley Mk VI Drophead Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. B47LFU <br />Engine no. D275F
<b>1950 Bentley Mk VI Drophead Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. B47LFU <br />Engine no. D275F
<b>1950 Bentley Mk VI Drophead Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. B47LFU <br />Engine no. D275F
<b>1950 Bentley Mk VI Drophead Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. B47LFU <br />Engine no. D275F
<b>1950 Bentley Mk VI Drophead Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. B47LFU <br />Engine no. D275F
<b>1950 Bentley Mk VI Drophead Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. B47LFU <br />Engine no. D275F
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