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Lot No. 534 - 1949 Bentley MkVI Mulliner Lightweight Aluminium Saloon

Sold for: £26,085

Chassis #B299EW is one of 125 Aluminium Mk VI, six-light sports saloons built to Design No 7059/C by H.J.Mulliner in Chiswick.
Details Specification Condition Report

In recent years this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car which is strictly sold as seen.

  • 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
  • The coachbuilt cars were considerably lighter and stiffer than the Standard Steel and benefited from the aircraft construction techniques that Mulliner had perfected during the war years, with much of the framework in cast aluminium and most of the outer panels in aluminium sheet 
  • A significant premium reinforced the idea that these Lightweights were only reserved for Bentley's most discerning customers, with a price tag of £5,105 versus the £3,674 for the Standard Steel Saloon

 

Year of manufacture:
1949
Make:
Bentley
Chassis number:
B299EW
# of cylinders:
6
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
4256
Body colour:
Silver
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
JWR 690
Model:
MkVI Sports Aluminium Saloon by Mulliner
Engine number:
B.399.E
Interior colour:
Maroon

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

60 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Very presentable throughout

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

Untested - visual inspection only

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

Untested

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Remarks

Untested

Electrics

Minor:

Major:

Remarks

Untested

Vehicle History

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