Chassis No FA2505 was completed in January of 1929, originally fitted with Weymann Saloon coachwork by Gurney Nutting. It was originally owned by C.A. Aldous until 1937 when it was sold and exported to South Africa. Whilst there, the chassis was modified from a twelve feet six inch wheelbase to one of eleven feet two inches and the coachwork was changed to a Vanden Plas style open tourer, the coachwork it still retains today. Following these changes the car was shipped to the USA where it remained until 1973. It was repatriated to the UK by Dr Paul Hummel and extensively used until 1979 when it was purchased by Stanley Mann. It was retained by Mr Mann for personal use for a short while and then sold to Mr L Davey who sent the car to W.O. Bentley specialists R.C.Moss who restored the car for the new owner between 1979 and 1981. The car was shown in 1981 at the BDC Concours at Kensington Gardens where it won best car in show. Mr Davey retained the car until 1996 when he sold it to Mr P Cautley who subsequently toured the car in Canada, the USA, Spain and Portugal following more restoration works by R.C.Moss between 1997 and 1999. It was acquired by the present owner in 2003. During the most recent ownership the engine was overhauled in 2005 and has since covered approximately 20,000 miles on trips all across Europe. Other works undertaken in recent years include the fitting of an overdrive and self-wrapping brakes, a new radiator, restored wheels, coachwork restoration, a new hood as well as annual maintenance to ensure correct performance and reliability. Chassis No FA2505 retains its original engine (FA2511) and original number plate (UL4049) and major mechanical components such as the axles and (C Type) gearbox. It is complete with FIVA identity card and extensive history dating back to the late 1970’s, covering all of the restoration works then and since. This matching numbers 6 ½ Litre is truly magnificent machine in every respect and should be seen in person and driven to be truly appreciated.
BENTLEY 6 1/4 litre SPEED EIGHT
Presented in period Brewster Green with Lincoln green hide and carpets. correct complement of instruments including clock, Luggage trunk, quick release fuel and radiator filler. 4 spoke steering wheel. High ratio differential, adjustable drivers seat, full hood, double .....
6.5 ltr. Vanden Plas , Open Tourer
Chassis no WK 2661
Engine no FR 2635
– Great vintage Bentley
– Engine rebuilt in 2010 for 50,000 euros
Walter Owen Bentley, railway engineer turned motor engineer, a designer of aero engines in the First World War, turned his .....
Coachwork by. Motor Bodies Newcastle Ltd.
Chassis No. WT 2271
Engine No. SB 2762
Registration No. UP 2224
Stylish, versatile and imposing this superb Bentley 6½-Litre model carries its original Sunshine Coupé coachwork by Motor Bodies Newcastle Ltd. and the same Speed Six engine that was fitted .....
Bentley Le Mans built by Bob Petersen
At 6.5 litre this car does not require a supercharger !
Nickel plated brightwork, including P100 headlamps with stone guards
British racing green with green Connolly leather interior
Straight 8 that runs on unleaded petrol
With hood and tonneau cover
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Monterey event, 15 - 17 August 2019. An original 6½-Litre with its original frame, engine, and rear axle Painstakingly restored and uprated to Le Mans works team-car specificationsVeteran of a 3,000-mile Bentley Drivers Club tour of Europe and two Colorado .....