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1951 Bentley MK VI H.J. Mulliner 'Lightweight' For Sale

1951 Bentley Mk VI 4.25l HJ Mulliner ‘Lightweight’ saloon. One of only 41 built.

These rare all-aluminium 'Lightweight' Saloons were offered by H.J. Mulliner for Bentley's most discerning customers wanting something sleeker, faster, and more stylish than the standard Steel Saloon.


It had an original sale price of £5105 against the £3674 for the Standard Steel Offering, and in many ways was the direct predecessor to the Continental coupe which followed in 1952, sharing the same chassis and aircraft inspired construction methods. Only 41 were built on the Mk6 chassis however, making them considerably rarer the Continental though providing a similar if more practical driving experience.

This well presented 1951 example, chassis B145LH, is an older restoration finished in silver over regal red, with the cabin trimmed in red velour and red leather.
Fitted with the 4.25l engine and a manual gearbox, she was first delivered to Attwood and sons, Wolverhampton in April 1951 for its original owner, Sir W. Cooper. She was later shipped overseas to Australia and has subsequently benefitted from the dry climates of the southern hemisphere.


Recently repatriated to the UK by its current owner, she has been re-registered with its original 1951 Licence plate PDH36, and comes supported with fully comprehensive, historic documentation back to 1951.


A fascinating piece of Bentley history.

More photographs available on request.

Registration number PDH 36
Chassis number B145LH
Engine number B272LH
Body number 5292

Has to go due to new project arriving.

Available For sale £29,750 or make offer.

Price £29750 Offers invited
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Bentley
Model Mark VI
  mk vi
Year 1951
Mileage 60,000 miles
Country UK
Region Warwickshire
Town Bishops Itchington
Telephone 07710 857260
Status Private
E-mail
Date 30-Nov-2019
Ref C1177088
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