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1939 Bentley Mark V news, pictures, specifications, and information
Coachwork: Saoutchik
The Mark V is the last Derby-built Bentley and the rarest production model, with only 11 produced. Seven exist today, this car being the only convertible. These were the first Bentleys with independent front suspension. The chassis was originally sent to Binder of Paris to be built for the 1939 Paris Auto Show. World War II broke out 10 days later, and Binder closed shop. The chassis instead was then sent to Saoutchik in Paris for coachbuilding. It stayed in France until 1951, when it was shipped to England, arriving in the USA in 1965. Charles Howard of Coys purchased the car in 1997 and restored it, entering it in the Monte Carlo Rally in 2000. Mr Rich Purchased the car in 2003.
Coachwork: Saoutchik
The Mark V was the last Derby built Bentley and is the rarest of all production Bentleys. It is thought that no more than eleven Mark V's were actually bodied. Only seven examples exist today. The new Mark V used independent front suspension, making it the first Bentley convertible with that feature.

This car is the only convertible Mark V, and in August 1939, it was originally intended for the sister of King Farouk of Egypt, but at the outbreak of World War II, the chassis was hidden in France. In 1940, the chassis was fitted with a body by the French firm Carrossier Saoutchik and completed within two months of the German invasion. It was acquired by a British owner at the end of the war. In 1965, it was sold to one of a series of American owners. The current owner, Mr. John Rich, acquired the car in 2003.
The Bentley Mark V was produced from 1939 through 1941 with only 12 examples being produced. It was outfitted with Bentley's 4.3 liter straight six.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2006
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