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For Sale: 1949 Bentley Mark VI
in Aalter, Belgium

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rom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) The Bentley Mark VI was the first post-war luxury car from Bentley. Produced from 1946 to 1952, it was also the first car from Rolls-Royce with factory coachwork but chassis were still also supplied to independent coachbuilders . The chassis and engine went on to be used as the basis of those in the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith of 1946 and Silver Dawn of 1949. The Mark VI used an F-head straight-6 engine 4.3 L (4257 cc/259 inó) in size. In 1951, a 4.6 L (4566 cc/278 inó) version of the engine was introduced. A four speed syncromesh manual transmission was fitted with the change lever to the right of the driver on right hand drive cars and on the column on left hand drive versions. The 4.3 L was referred to as the 4ü L with a single exhaust and the 4.6 L as the 4ý L with a twin exhaust. The chassis used leaf springs at the rear and independent coil springing at the front with a control on the steering wheel centre to adjust the hardness of the rear springing. A central lubrication system allowing oil to be applied to moving parts of the suspension from a central reservoir was fitted. The 12.25 in (311 mm) drum brakes were assisted by the traditional Rolls-Royce mechanical servo. The factory bodies were made by Pressed Steel Ltd of Coventry and sent to the Bentley works at Crewe for painting and fitting out with traditional wood and leather. The Mark VI was introduced at a time of steel shortage across Europe which translated into a desperate shortage of new cars for sale on the UK market. A Used Car report in 1951 of a three year old example with 10,450 miles (16,815 kilometers) on the odometer noted that a car which had, when new, retailed for ã4,038 including sales taxes, was now offered for sale at ã5,335.[3] This was seen as a comment on the quality of the car but also on the continuing shortage of cars for sale.[3] Production volumes: 4ü L: 4000 (including 832 with coachbuilt bodies)4ý L: 1202 (including 180 with coachbuilt bodies) Specifications. Body : length/width/height/wheelbase cm (in) : 488/178/163/304 (192/70/64.5/120); weight : 1854 kg (4087 lb). Engine. Front 4257 cc (260 ci), in line, 1 SU carb, manual 4-speed,RHD, rear-wheel drive. Maximum power : ñ 132 bhp. Top speed : 154 km/h (96 mph). Scroll down this page for all pictures This car is for sale at Oldtimerfarm in Aalter Belgium. We specialize in consignment sales of collection cars. We are proud we can offer this car for sale. A more detailed description will soon follow. In the meantime you can have a look at the very ample photo coverage on the website. Of course Xavier or Olivier will be very happy to give you all possible explanations by phone on +32472401338 Techno Classica Essen 10 t / m 14 April 2013 Antwerp Classic Salon 01 t / m 3 March 2013 Open Doors Oldtimerfarm 1 t / m 5 May 2013 (5 days) National Oldtimer Meeting in Zolder May 19, 2013

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