1948 Bentley MkVI Mulliner Lightweight Aluminium Saloon

Lot: 176

Sold for (£): 24,667
Offered for sale is a 4.5L 1948 Bentley MkVI Mulliner Alluminium Body manual that has been with the current owner for the last 5 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

One of only 125 lightweight MkVI saloons produced by HJ Mulliner...


  • Chassis #B458EY is one of the Aluminium Coachbuilt Mk VI six-light sports saloons built to Design No 7059/C by H.J.Mulliner in Chiswick
  • Just four former keepers and the indicated mileage of 69,815 would seem to be correct
  • Restored over 22 years by its former keeper. Cherished by our vendor for the last three years
  • Delightfully presented in Black over Royal Garnet and in lovely overall condition
  • Classic MkVI interior recently retrimmed by the previous owner to his personal taste
  • Good history file with Bentley Build Records, factory correspondence, invoices and past MoTs
  • NB. The Cherished Number -EVH 10- is included in the sale

Lot Details

Registration: EVH 10 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1948 Engine size: 4.5L
Make: Bentley Odometer reading (miles): 69815
Model: MkVI Mulliner Alluminium Body MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: B458EY

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


The coachwork and paintwork are beautiful as is all the chromework. 


Door-cards: Carpets:
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Dashboard: Boot:


The interior is fine having been recently retrimmed and the dashboard veneers are excellent.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


The car runs and drives just as one would expect with a quite engine and smooth manual gearbox. 


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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Suspension: Bearings:
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The car also comes with original tool kit in place, a rare find these days as well as complete set of Jack, Whheel Brace and Pump etc.


Minor: Major:


Has original Radio supplied

Vehicle History


These very special all-aluminium 'Lightweight' Saloons were offered by H.J. Mulliner to those wanting something sleeker and more stylish than Bentley's Standard Steel Saloon. A significant premium reinforced the idea that these Lightweights were only reserved for Bentley's most discerning customers, with a price tag of £5105 versus the £3674 for the Standard Steel Saloon. 

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history