1948 Bentley MK VI Pinin Farina Coachwork For Sale
Chassis B.435-CD, engine B.468-C, was shipped 17 June 1948 to Pinin Farina, Turin for Aluminium coachwork ordered through Garage De L’Athenee, Chemin Malombre, Geneva, Switzerland, for the first owner Dr. Willi Spieler, Seefeldstrasse 19, Zurich, Switzerland.
Guarantee number B. 2608 was issued on 27-04-1949 when the car was completed.
Displayed at the Geneva Salon in 1949 alongside one of the two fixed head coupes by Pinin Farina this car is the only Drop Head Coupe made by them. Comes complete with copies of the original factory build sheets listing all of the special features.
The Bentley stayed in Europe until it was purchased and restored in Montreal, Canada, it was restored again later to a much higher standard with no expense spared in the USA.
In 1993 it won its class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and in 1994 was at the Rolls-Royce Nationals, Meadowbrooke. In 1997 at Stowe Vermont, Concours d’Elegance it was voted Best Car In Show out of 700 British cars entered. In 1998 it took part in the Louis Vuitton China run, in 2000 was invited to take part in the Louis Vuitton Concours d’Elegance at Bagatelle, Paris. In 2006 Chuck swimmer of the San Diego Car Collection took it once again to Pebble Beach. In 2009 was presented with Best Of Show, Concours d’Elegance, Paris-Deauville.
Despite the restoration beginning to mellow and show signs of age the Silver coachwork is still in very good condition as is the Blue leather upholstery and Blue Mohair folding roof. In the boot is the spare wheel, original jack and tools, with plenty of space for luggage.
On the road the Bentley is very smooth with plenty of power from the 4257 cc Six Cylinder twin SU carburettor engine. It performs noticeably better than standard cars with steel coachwork.
The Bentley can fit four adults in comfort, this is a car that needs to be used and driven !
Serious offers will be considered for this very special Bentley.
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