1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N

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Lot 409
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon
Registration no. MXF 692 Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N

Sold for £ 16,875 (US$ 20,962) inc. premium
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon
Registration no. MXF 692
Chassis no. B411NY
Engine no. B455N
Odometer reading: TBC
MOT: Exempt


*Later 'big-bore small boot' Mark VI
*Present ownership since 2015
*Maintained by Mulsanne Motors

Footnotes

  • This Bentley is one of the more desirable 'big-bore small boot' Mark VIs equipped with the more powerful 4,566cc engine as fitted to the last 1,200 cars built. 'MXF 692' was delivered new to Jack Olding & Co Ltd of London W1 and sold new to Mr P Elden-Lee of Sheffield.

    The Bentley has spent the last six years in Melrose on the owner's estate. Although seldom used, the car is said to perform beautifully with a smooth, quiet engine holding excellent oil pressure, and a smooth-changing all-synchromesh gearbox. Bentley and Rolls-Royce specialists Mulsanne Motors have maintained the car for the last six years. Electronic ignition was fitted in 2003.

    Bare-metal re-sprayed in 1994, the Bentley appears very original and has a lovely interior. The red leather upholstery has been kept in superb order and the woodwork and headlining are very smart. The carpets have been replaced in recent years and are like new. The body is straight with very good panels, while the engine bay and boot are very presentable. The original tool kit and torch are still intact, and the car also comes with an original handbook and a workshop manual. Accompanying documentation includes copy chassis cards; mileage record since 1990; and a quantity of MoT certificates. A wonderful opportunity to own an honest Bentley Mark VI ideal for long-distance touring.

    Vendor Score Total: 60 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Axles: 3
    Suspension: 3
    Brakes: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6 /10
    Main components: 3
    Ancillary components: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12 /20
    Starting: 3
    Running: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3
    Mechanical components: 3

    Car History File: 3
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1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
1952 Bentley Mark VI 'Standard Steel' Saloon  Chassis no. B411NY Engine no. B455N
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