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Lot No. 548 - 1949 Bentley MkVI two-door Coupe with "New Look" bodywork by James Young

Sold for: £37,740

One of only three, this is an important car in Bentley's history.
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.

  • Respected coachbuilders, James Young Ltd of Bromley, had their first post-war stand at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1948
  • They chose to unveil a MkVI Bentley with a radical new shape which they called the 'New Look'
  • Obviously influenced by post-war American saloons with its fully enveloped wings, clean lines and slim pillars, this design (Number C10M) was dramatically different from the staunchly traditional Standard Saloon
  • The design was quite polarising at the time and only three were actually ordered, however, with the benefit of hindsight, James Young's 'New Look' C10M has influenced the design of luxury cars ever since
  • The Motor Show car sold last year in Arizona for $224,000 and this car (B182EY) may be the only survivor of the three that were ordered
Year of manufacture:
1949
Make:
Bentley
Chassis number:
B182EY
# of cylinders:
6
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
4256
Body colour:
Silver/Tudor Grey
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
713 XUX
Model:
James Young 'New Look' Coupe
Engine number:
B91E
Interior colour:
Red

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

54 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

A few bits of bubbling showing in places

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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