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Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Classic Cars (Uk) For Sale

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  • RefCode: TA1122448
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: 6 1/2 LITRE
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,927
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Green
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Currency: GBP

A 1927 Vintage Bentley 6½ litre restored to 'Speed Six' specification and an exceptional rally pedigree!

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  • RefCode: TA1085119
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: 6 1/2 LITRE
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,927
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: GBP

For the vintage Bentley adventure you have always promised yourself. Let Preparation be your watchword. Reliability your sabre. Quality your steed. A 6.5 Litre to full Speed Six specification, with an extensively and well documented history by Dr. Clare Hay. An immensely well prepared vintage Bentley, well proven on events across the world and a Peking-Paris gold medallist. A well seasoned campaigner ready to lead in world events. (This is not a party political broadcast) The finest big touring Bentley to this standard available. The prospective purchaser of a vintage Bentley who wishes to gain an understanding of what it takes to get the maximum enjoyment out of our wonderful machinery should not let the opportunity to view this Bentley pass them by. This Bentley encompasses what went into Bentleys in period, what happened during the post war years and having survived all of that, which she has, the work involved in ensuring that you can get into a car now into it's 90th year and travel the world,or mix it in traffic in any city. As we always tell people a vintage Bentley is incredibly robust, but it is not indestructible.Confuse the two at your cost. Having taken this on board and not professing to have any kind of engineering background, this vintage Bentley's long term owner has ensured that, as you may by now have guessed, this Bentley has been prepared and maintained to the highest standard regardless of cost. Crossing the Gobi desert, touring in India, Russia, the USA, the continent, Sweden, Turkey all dispatched with consummate ease and ready for more. Here is a lesson in vintage Bentley ownership so dont miss the chance to experience it. Not being offered for sale as a matching numbered Speed Six ( and at considerably less than half the cost) nor as a concours restoration - we also have those - but as a proper vintage Bentley which left the Cricklewood works in 1927, useable, charismatic and ready for any event in the world. Peking - Paris 2019?

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  • RefCode: TA1148118
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: 6 1/2 LITRE
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,927
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: USD
  • Auction: 9th Mar 2019 - RM Sotheby's - Amelia Island Auction

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$650,000 - $750,000 Presented at the Olympia and Scottish Motor Shows in 1927Formerly owned by Curling Hunter, famed privateer racing driverRebodied by Bentley in period with current all-weather tourer coachworkUpgraded with a Speed Six inlet manifold and twin SU carburetors in 1932Documented history by Bentley specialist Clare HayOne of 242 standard-wheelbase units produced Following the end of World War I, Walter Owen Bentley gathered together a small group of dedicated and skilled artisans to create Bentley Motors in Cricklewood. The first cars appeared in 1919, a group of three experimental 3-Litre models. In the following decade, the 3-Litre gave way to the 4½-Litre, the 6½-Litre, the Speed Six, the 8-Litre, the supercharged 4½-Litre, and finally the subdued 4-Litre.The 6½-Litre Bentley was introduced in 1926, powered by a massive 6,597-cc engine with a single Smiths five-jet carburetor. The four-wheelmechanical drum brake system with Dewandre servo assist is surprisingly effective at bringing this great chassis to a smart stop. Vintage Bentley cars were consistently well made, powerful, responsive, and surprisingly easy to driveonce you mastered the synchro-less gearbox. Today, the A-, C-, D-, and F-type boxes are the most desirable since they are the easiest to master with their close-ratio gearing. The Bentley offered here has the desirable C gearbox.For those exceptionally well-heeled, sporting, motor car enthusiasts living in the UK or continental Europe in the 1920s, chances are they would have driven a Bentley. From the first 3-Litre introduced in 1919, until delivery of the last 8-Litre car in 1931, this was the Ferrari of its day. Enthusiastically driven, few marques have had as many coachwork and engine replacements as the 19191931 Bentleys. Fortunately, Bentley enthusiasts have amassed great stores of vintage photographs, service records, and other documentation to tell each carsstory. The prudent Vintage Bentley buyer will seek an example, such as this, with a recorded history. As such, world-renowned Bentley specialist Clare Hay has compiled a comprehensive report of this cars fascinating history.This Standard Six was first sold in October 1927, to Philip Worthington of Berkeley Square, a Bentley enthusiast. Apparently, this was his third. It was originally fitted with a Gurney Nutting Weymann four-door saloon body, the same design fitted to J. Gurney Nuttings own car, with front hinged doors and helmet wings with platform stepsthe height of fashion in 1928. It was displayed on the Gurney Nutting stand at the Olympia Motor Exhibition as their show car that year. It was awarded First Place in its division, Section 4 Novelty Bodies including fabric-covered and flexible type by the esteemed Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers.The car was driven frequently and therefore extensively serviced and retrofitted by Bentley Service within its first year,after being driven a remarkable 21,505 miles. Work included decarbonization, new connecting rods, and a new type of carburetor, amongst other parts. A year later, Bentley Motors Service records list how and why the engine was replaced and again overhauled and re-numberedall under Bentley Motors guarantees.Apparently, its new owner, H. C. Hunter of Wimbledon Common in London, was in an accident in May 1932. This prang, as documents describe it, involved the chassis frame, radiator, and steering components. They were restored by Bentley at the factory before being fitted with a new all-weather body by T.H. Gill & Son. The engine was also upgraded by Bentley with a Speed Six multi-port pattern inlet manifold and twin SU HVG5 carburetors in June 1932. Bentley Motors Service records confirm that the Company tested the car and deemed it correct, before it was returned to its owner. As Clare Hay notes in her comprehensive report, PR2310 was rebodied in 1932 by T.H. Gill & Son of Paddington in London, forH.C. Hunter, with a four-door all-weather tourer body of up-to-date lines . . . Lucas P100 headlamps and Lucas snail pattern sidelights are also updating, in place of the earlier Smiths, with wheel discs added. The coachwork is handsome and gives the Bentley a new lease of life.A series of owners enjoyed the car through the decades. A thorough restoration at Scott Moncrieff was accomplished before joining its next owners collection in the mid-2000s, where it regularly participated in numerous events and tours. Its all-weather body has enabled its owners to participate in these events regardless of the current climate, and a discreetly fitted overdrive unit has made long-distance touring events a joy. Finished in a handsome shade of royal blue, correctly nickel-plated brightwork and a black fabric top, with pale grey leather, exquisite walnut-trimmed interior, and a complete and authentic instrument panel. It is an impressive motor car, indeed.The recent success of new Bentley models, combined withthe companys reawakening to its heritage, is creating a new group of collectors interested in such Vintage models. As 2019 is Bentley Motors 100th Jubilee Year, meets and concours events worldwide will be seeking examples like this. What better way to celebrate this motoring milestone than while enjoying the distinctive burble and silky handling from behind the wheel of this majestically handsome, highly revered, and honest example of the timeless Bentley marque.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.

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