Wed, 26th May 2021 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Lot 23

1951 Bentley Mark VI Saloon

Sold for £15,750

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: LXT 560
Chassis No: B74LJ
MOT: Exempt

  • Supplied new to Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd. at Fort Dunlop
  • Later resided in Lebanon
  • Returned to the UK and reunited with its original registration number
  • Last used on the road in approximately 2014
  • Has been serviced post-2014 to ensure that the vehicle runs and drives well

Bentley's MKVI was the first vehicle ever offered by the company with factory-designed coachwork, and the first to be assembled in Rolls-Royce's Crewe factory rather than the old Derby premises. Its sizeable, X-braced chassis featured hydraulic front brakes and independent coil-and-wishbone front suspension. Power came from the new six-cylinder unit first seen in the short-lived MKV Saloon. Initially 4257cc but later enlarged to 4566cc (for the rarer 'Big Bore' version of which just 1,202 were made), it featured an F-Type alloy head. The adjoining four-speed manual gearbox had synchromesh on all but first gear.

First supplied to the Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd at Fort Dunlop, this MK VI later spent some time in the Lebanon before being returned to the UK and reunited with its original registration number. Last on the road in approximately 2014, ‘LXT 560’ is said to have since been serviced so as to maintain it in 'good running and driving condition'. Further described as having 'very good' bodywork and interior trim, with 'good' engine, gearbox and paintwork, we are advised it has been converted to a keyless starting system.

Vendor Condition Ratings:
Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Good'
Paintwork: 'Good'
Gearbox: 'Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
01428 607899


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