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Bentley MK VI

Reference: MKVI/F&W

Model: Bentley MK VI

Year: 1952

Colour: Black/Silver

Price: £67,950.00

Tags: Classic

1951 Bentley MK VI Freestone & Webb

 

Chassis Number B70 NZ

Registration XMG 54

Date Of Dispatch 12th April 1952

Engine 4 ½ Bentley 6 Cylinder

 

SLJ Hackett are delighted to offer what we believe to be one of the most outstanding examples of the MK VI Bentley. B70 NZ was bodied by the highly regarded coachbuilders Freestone & Webb based in London. It is thought that only 7 MK VI Bentley’s featured the fully aluminium body by Freestone & Webb making this example very rare indeed.

 

Freestone & Webb, who specialized in Rolls-Royce and Bentley coachwork for their entire existence, also enjoyed steady business with Mark VI customers. In the years before WWII, they gained notoriety for their exquisite quality and stylish, razor-edge “Top Hat” saloon bodies. As regular exhibitors at the London Motor Show, Freestone & Webb were awarded the Gold Medal for Private Coachbuilders an incredible nine times in a row. The firm produced a total of 19 bodies for the Mark VI.

 

The late owner of B70 NZ purchased the car in 1987 from Barry Simpson Restorations, Devon, UK. Following this a complete restoration commenced, this includes the bodywork and complete drive train. Between both Barry Simpson and P & A Wood £250,000.00 was spent of B70 NZ between 1987-1998.

 

Fast forward some years to 2006, the owner was still not completely satisfied with the bodywork so he commissioned Mitchell Motors to completely strip the paint, trim & body panels to reach the wooden structure, this was to make adjustments to achieve better fitment of the aluminium coachwork. Upon completion in 2007 B70 NZ has been serviced regularly which shows as the conditions is flawless to this day.

 

For further details and to arrange viewings

Contact SLJ Hackett

Mobile Telephone: 07867782402

Office: 01985219551

E-mail: info@sljhackett.co.uk

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