1948 Bentley Mark VI

Posted in 1940s, Bentley by Richard

 

1948 Bentley Mark VI is the first car to come in Cheshire after the war. Most of the models were factory designed and they were of high-quality. They were produced from 1946 to 1952. Only 5,200 pieces were produced, so it is very obvious that this 1948 Bentley Mark VI is a very rare car. They are large and have four-door system. These two features make them really unique. Unlike most of the models, they were entirely made by the world famous Rolls Royce. The stunning steel saloon body was produced at Presses Steel’s factory. Usually, most models receive a lot of changes over the years of the production, but this 1948 Bentley Mark VI had very minor changes during its production from 1946 to 1952. One of the major changes was the inclusion of BIG engine in 1951. Also, the new 4.5 liter engine helped improving the speed of this car. About 1,000 pieces of 1948 Bentley Mark VI received coachwork from famous coachbuilders like Mulliner, James Young, Pack Ward, and Facel.  This model is considered very rare these days.

 

Specifications: This nice car was produced only six years: 1946-1952. The price ranges from 9,905 dollars to 15,205 dollars. It weighs 4080 lbs or 1850.657 kg. It can give you up to 94 mph or 151.246 km/h speed which is not bad at all, though it is not considered very high speed today.

Sales: According to nine auction results, the average sale value is 61,974 dollars, the lowest is 6,000 dollars, and the highest is 260,798 dollars. It is also obvious that in 2012, the sales have been a lot better than the few previous years which means car lovers still have been searching for this rare model. The sales were very poor in 2006 and 2011. In fact, there was no sale in 2011.