24th Apr, 2024 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
  Lot 35
 

1951 Bentley MkVI Saloon

Sold for £10,125

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: CJV 17
Chassis No: B342MD
MOT: Exempt

  • Current ownership since 1971
  • Offered with chassis cars, records and a collection of invoices
  • Original tool kit, jack and registration number
  • Factory maintenance/service manual, old tax discs, a copy of the old-style logbook

Introduced in 1946, 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. Aimed at the emerging 'owner-driver' luxury car market, the newcomer was closely based on the 1939 MkV (of which only fifteen were produced). Built around a massive cruciform-braced chassis with independent front suspension and a leaf-sprung 'live' rear axle, it was fitted with a freshly developed 4257cc OISE (overhead inlet side exhaust valve) straight-six engine mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. Capable of over 100mph when clad in the factory's understated 'standard steel saloon' coachwork, the MkVI quickly developed a reputation for being a refined yet responsive drive.

Residing in ownership with the vendor for some 50 years, since 1971 to be more precise, we understand it was supplied new to the Limestone Farming co. Ltd in Gainsborough and to this day, still wears its original 1951 registration number ‘CJV 17’.

With a largely original interior, it has seen a new headlining and there is also a working clock. Over the years ‘CJV’ has been Waxoyled four times and benefitted from a new radiator and a stainless-steel exhaust. It is understood there was an engine overhaul in the late 1970s and more recently it has benefitted from attention to the brakes. Accessories include the original jack with handle, wheel brace, tyre levers, spats and a complete tool tray. Additionally, ‘CJV 17’ has flashing indicators and a tow bar.

Along with a collection of old MOT documentation dating back to 1975, also on file are the chassis card records, a collection of invoices, factory maintenance/service manual, old tax discs, a copy of the old-style logbook and the original handbook plus the current V5C. We are advised a number of spares are available by separate negotiation.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 24th Apr, 2024

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