I purchased the car in California where it had been in warehouse storage for almost 35 years.. The bodywork is in great condition for a 68 year old car,all aluminium bodywork with no door drop, nice paintwork and chrome however due to many years storage the interior is very shabby and although totally original and complete it will need a complete re trim.The registration number on the factory records sheet is shown as XHX 1 and I am in negotiation with DVLA to have the number re United with the car,but if successful would be on a non transferable basis. The car starts and runs but will need to be made road worthy before using on the public road.
The car is a great example of British coachbuilding at the peak of its time.
Most MK6 Bentley’s had standard steel bodies and have rotted out and been ripped up for “SPECIALS”, original coachbuilt models are becoming rare and can only appreciate in value. REMEMBER! THIS YEAR IS THE
100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BENTLEY!!
This beautifully presented Bentley MKVI Standard Saloon was supplied new on the 24th October 1949 by Jack Barclay Ltd, Hanover Square, London W1 to Eric Low Beer Esq of the Grade II Listed 1439 Medieval.....
S2 Type Saloon
Originally delivered to Switzerland
Car Delivered on 22.4.60 to RR Lillie Hall
Chassis Number B.425.LBR
Engine Number 212.BB
Body Number BT.0542
Radio 501 TA
This Bentley S3 #B124HN is a representative of the last generation of Bentleys with a separate chassis. The standard saloon coach with its twin head lamps and slightly lowered bonnet and grille is.....
In the fifties, when the motor cars were more and more built with monocoque constructions, the art of coachbuilding was disappearing. Freestone & Webb Ltd, who were specialised Rolls-Royce and Bentley.....