Bentley Mk VI 4.5 Big Bore 1952 60k Engine Rebuild Tool Tray For Sale
1952 Bentley Mk VI (Mark 6) Standard Steel Saloon 4 Speed Manual, 60,500 miles. Road Tax and M.O.T. Exempt, 7 Previous Owners with only 3 Main Drivers since 1956. We sold this Bentley 2 years ago to the present owner who has made many improvements including rebuilding the engine and we have receipts for over £9,196 spent including new Blockley tyres, repainted the front wings, replaced the roof headlining and rear blind, re lacquered the dashboard top facia panel, replaced the exhaust silencers and replaced the rear wheel bearings. This big bore has covered around 4,000 miles with the present owner and has just returned from a trip to The Circuit de Chimay in Belgium.
Velvet Green with Single Gold Line with Brown Leather 5 seat Interior, Original Registration FMS 967.
Chassis Number B252NZ
We have M.O.T. records back to 2004 at 54,070 miles.
This Mark 6 starts and runs very well since the engine rebuild and also presents very well and is in overall very good condition. There are a few minor marks on the paintwork, it was completely repainted in 1986 at 43,707 miles by Sargeants of Goudhurst who also did some re chroming of the brightwork and re veneering of the woodwork at a cost of £4,505.77. Further coachwork has been done by Sargeants in 1992 and 1994. The interior is in very smart useable condition, the leather is original but now would benefit from re covering the front seat bases, the carpets were replaced by Sargeants in 1998 at 53,586 miles so only just over 6,000 miles ago. This must be one of the most unmolested Big Bore Mark VI’s available that runs on Unleaded Petrol. Just before we sold it to the present owner in 2016 £910.85 had been spent at Colbrook Specialists on Servicing, Plugs, Rear Axle Oil and the Fuel System, the Twin Carburettors had also just been rebuilt since the said service by Daniel Moore & Co. totalling £450. The present owner returned it to Daniel Moore & Co. in June 2017 where he spent £4,481. The one shot lubrication system is fully functioning as is the heater and the brake system has been overhauled, the owner has also installed a modern spin on type oil filter and has retained the original system.
Delivered to Rossleigh of Stirling on 9th January 1952 and sold to a Mr Alexander from Falkirk the famous coach builders, we have details of all its owners since new and have a copy of the build sheets. It is rare to find a MK VI with only 7 previous owners however this has really only had 5 drivers as one can see below:
Mr Alexander owned it until it was sold to Jack Barclay (Main Agent in London) on 18th May 1954, they had it in stock until it was sold to Colonel J. Cooke of London on 4th September 1954 who is now owner number 3 but really driver number 2. B.P. of London (British Petroleum) purchased it on 8th August 1956 to be used by John Donald im Thurn Esq. as his company car, he owned a Vintage four and a half litre Bentley, on retirement he purchased it around 1985 and kept it until his death in 2000. We have all his receipts from Sargeants of Goudhurst over his private ownership, he was a member of the Bentley Drivers Club and the motor car still has a B.P. keyring, he was the 5th owner but 3rd driver. On his death the car was eventually sold to Martin Daly of the School Garage who then sold it to the previous owner who was also a member of the B.D.C. in 2005, he kept it as part of a multiple Bentley private collection and used it sparingly, covering 1,827 miles in just over 10 years. The present owner has covered around 4,000 miles in two years and has really brought it back so one could get in and drive anywhere in Europe.
These late model Big Bore Mk VI’s are the best manual geared post war pre S Series Bentleys to own and drive due to having the most power with the shortest coachwork unless one can stretch to a Aluminium Coachbuilt example or to a R-Type Continental H.J. Mulliner Fastback which are now worth over One Million Pounds. One really notices the increase in the capacity of the straight six engine from 4,257cc to 4,566cc especially if it will be used for touring. Stanley Sedgwick, the famous past president of the B.D.C. covered over 90,000 miles in his 1952 Big Bore example and once drove one 707 miles in one day, taking a total time of 15 hours 50 minutes from Le Havre to Cannes which was faster than the famous Blue Train which took 17 hours 39 minutes.
It is very rare that the original under dashboard tool tray is complete with all components, this is worth around £2,000, single tools sell for hundreds of pounds. It has rear folding picnic tables which are very useful and modern indicators and front seat belts. The Bentley Drivers Club and Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club badges are also included.
The original radio, inspection lamp, jack, large spanner, starting handle, under bonnet oilers, spare wheel and grease gun are all included as well as a owners instruction manual. There is also an original very rare Continental Touring Kit Number 3 available for £1,250 extra. A superb example for driving to and displaying at Bentley Motors Centenary events this year.
Can be viewed near Basildon by prior appointment in Essex.
Price £29,995 Fixed
Julian Brown Classic Car Commissions specialise in sales and sourcing of Rolls–Royce, Bentley and Mercedes-Benz motor cars, we will however sell or source any Motor Car or Automobilia item on your behalf. We are privileged to offer this fine Bentley for sale on behalf of its owner, for further information please telephone or send a message via this advert.
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