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1947 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe / B136BH Vehicle Information

1947 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1947 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1947 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1947 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1947 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1947 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1947 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1947 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1947 Bentley Mark VI photograph

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Sold for $110,000 at 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions.
Sold for $117,000 at 2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale.
The Bentley Mark VI was the first Bentley to wear standard factory-designed steel bodywork, as the bodies were fitted to the chassis, trimmed and painted using similar high standards as those used by custom coach-builders. Custom coachwork remained an option.

This Convertible Coupe wears coachwork by Switzerland's famed Carrosserie Graber. Dr. Robert Kaffeli of Basel, Switzerland commissioned B136BH in 1947. This vehicle is one of just 35 Bentleys ever bodied by Graber. Of those, as many as 12 Drophead Coupes were built on the Mark VI chassis.

This vehicle was delivered to Dr. Kaffeli in red livery with a factory-fitted radio, a speedometer calibrated in kilometers, and double-filament headlamp bulbs. It was also fitted with a painted metal dash panel, rather than the tradition wooden units characteristic of the majority of Bentley production.

This vehicle has air conditioning, but it is unclear if this was a factory-original amenity.

In the 1980s, the car was given a restoration and refinished in dark blue and fitted with a cream cloth top. After the work was completed, the car was featured in Germany's Motor Klassik magazine. In 1997, the car was given another restoration. In late 2000, the current owner acquired it from Kr. Vladimir Bar, of Erligheim, Germany, and imported it to the UK. In 2001, the car had 88,250 kilometers on the odometer. A short time later, the speedometer was exchanged for one calibrated in miles.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale at RM Auction's Arizona sale where it was estimated to sell for $150,000 - $180,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $110,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2011



2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale

Sale Price :
USD $117,000

2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $150,000-USD $180,000 
Sale Price :
USD $110,000

1947 Bentley Mark VI Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1947 sales)
1947 BENTLEY MARK VI DROPHEAD COUPÉ 'MAHARAJA OF BARODA' BY H.J. MULLINER
Chassis#: B42Ak
Sold for USD$310,195
  2021 RM Sothebys : A Passion for Elegance
 
1947 Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet by Franay
Chassis#: B26BH
Sold for USD$483,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1947 Bentley Mark VI image  1947 Bentley Mark VI image  
1947 Bentley Mark VI Saloon by Freestone & Webb
Chassis#: B370BH
Sold for USD$53,200
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1947 Bentley Mk. VI Saloon by Vanden Plas
Chassis#: B60AK
Sold for USD$21,204
  2018 Historics @ Brooklands - Motor Museum
 
1947 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: B108AK
Sold for USD$157,649
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1947 Bentley MK VI Vanden Plas Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: B245AJ
Sold for USD$130,503
  2017 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1947 Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet by Franay
Chassis#: B26BH
Sold for USD$396,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1947 Bentley Mark VI image  1947 Bentley Mark VI image  
1947 Bentley MkVI
Sold for USD$30,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1947 BENTLEY MARK VI SALOON
Chassis#: B294BH
Sold for USD$34,788
  2015 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1947 Bentley Mk. VI Special Roadster by Mallalieu
Chassis#: B261NY
Sold for USD$55,158
  2015 Historics at Brookland
 
1947 BENTLEY MARK VI CUSTOM 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: B180AK
Sold for USD$88,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1947 Bentley Mark VI Fixed Head Coupé by Figoni et Falaschi
Sold for USD$873,824
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1947 BENTLEY MKVI 4¼-LITRE SALOON
Chassis#: B80BH
Sold for USD$105,571
  2014 COLLECTOR'S MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1947 Bentley Mk VI Standard Steel Saloon
Sold for USD$16,033
  2014 Anglia Auction - Southern Ireland
 
1947 Bentley MK VI Coupe
Chassis#: B 9AJ
Sold for USD$605,000
  2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
1947 Bentley Mark VI image  1947 Bentley Mark VI image  
1947 BENTLEY MARK VI CUSTOM 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: B180AK
Sold for USD$154,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach
 
1947 Bentley MkVI Countryman Shooting Brake
Chassis#: B397BG
Sold for USD$96,184
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia
 
1947 Bentley Mark VI Sports Saloon by James Young, Ltd.
Chassis#: B-362-BH
Sold for USD$24,200
  2012 RM Auctions - Hershey, PA
 
1947 Bentley MkVI 4¼-Litre Sedanca Coupé
Chassis#: B287BG
Sold for USD$86,761
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motorcycles, Motor Cars and Related Memorabilia & Spares
 
1947 BENTLEY MARK VI COACHWORKS BY FRANAY
Chassis#: B25071
Sold for USD$2,750,000
  2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona
1947 Bentley Mark VI image  1947 Bentley Mark VI image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1947 Bentley Mark VI's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1947 BENTLEY MKVI SPECIALB359BG2021 Bonhams MPH July $40,000$50,000
1947 BENTLEY MARK VI SPECIAL BY SYD LAWRENCEB322BH2019 Coys Blenheim Palace $70,000$75,000
1947 Bentley Mark VI Saloon 2018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1947 Bentley MK VI SpecialB303BG2016 H & H Auctions Imperial War MuseumDuxford   
1947 Bentley Mk VI CabrioletB139BH2013 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais   
1947 Bentley Mk VI SaloonB82AK2004 Bonhams ROLLS ROYCE $15,000$20,000
1947 Bentley MkVI 41/4-Litre Sports SpecialB303BG2003 Bonhams Goodwood Revival $24,000$27,000

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Bentley Mark VI Vehicle Profiles
Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Coupe

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: B 9AJ
Engine Num: B 65 A
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe

Chassis Num: B136BH
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: B25071
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History

Drophead Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: B26BH
Engine Num: B13B
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History
Sport Saloon
Bentley Mark VI Sport Saloon

Model Year: 1948
Wagon
Bentley Mark VI Wagon

Coachbuilder: Harold Radford
Model Year: 1948
Profile

Cabriolet
Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet

Chassis Num: B 134BH
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History
Cresta Couupe
Bentley Mark VI Cresta Couupe

Coachbuilder: Facel Metallon
Chassis Num: B447CD
Model Year: 1948
Profile
James Young Sport Saloon
Bentley Mark VI James Young Sport Saloon

Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: B495CD
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1949
Profile
Saloon
Bentley Mark VI Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1949
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1949
Profile

Sport Saloon
Bentley Mark VI Sport Saloon

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Model Year: 1949
Profile
Sport Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Sport Coupe

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Model Year: 1949
Profile
Three-Position Drophead Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Three-Position Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Worblaufen
Model Year: 1949
Profile

Sedanca Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Sedanca Coupe

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: B175CD
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History
Shooting Brake
Bentley Mark VI Shooting Brake

Coachbuilder: Rippon Brothers
Chassis Num: B349GT
Model Year: 1949
Sport Saloon
Bentley Mark VI Sport Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B357LEW
Engine Num: B428E
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History

H.J. Drophead Coupe
Bentley Mark VI H.J. Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B87EW
Engine Num: B293E
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History
Drophead
Bentley Mark VI Drophead

Model Year: 1950
Profile
Sports Saloon
Bentley Mark VI Sports Saloon

Model Year: 1950

Sports Saloon
Bentley Mark VI Sports Saloon

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1950
Profile
Lightweight Salon
Bentley Mark VI Lightweight Salon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1950
Profile
Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B181HP
Engine Num: B215H
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History

Countryman
Bentley Mark VI Countryman

Coachbuilder: Radford
Chassis Num: B441DZ
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B47LFU
Engine Num: D275F
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History
Sports Saloon
Bentley Mark VI Sports Saloon

Chassis Num: B87LFU
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History

Sedan
Bentley Mark VI Sedan

Model Year: 1951
Facel-Metalon Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Facel-Metalon Coupe

Coachbuilder: Facel Metallon
Model Year: 1951
Profile
Coupe DeVille
Bentley Mark VI Coupe DeVille

Coachbuilder: Franay
Model Year: 1951
Profile

Countryman
Bentley Mark VI Countryman

Coachbuilder: Radford
Model Year: 1951
Profile
Saloon
Bentley Mark VI Saloon

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: B-213-LH
Model Year: 1951
Profile and Auction History
Saloon
Bentley Mark VI Saloon

Chassis Num: B121JN
Model Year: 1951

Fixed Head Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Fixed Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B181HP
Engine Num: B215H
Model Year: 1951
Profile
Saloon
Bentley Mark VI Saloon

Chassis Num: B196LJ
Model Year: 1951
Profile
Fixed Head Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Fixed Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B6LHR
Engine Num: B3H
Model Year: 1951
Profile and Auction History

Drop Head Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B79LKL
Model Year: 1951
Profile and Auction History
Empress Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Empress Coupe

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: B92HR
Engine Num: B46H
Model Year: 1951
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1952
Profile

Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Model Year: 1952
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B135LNY
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Hermann Graber
Chassis Num: B184MD
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History

Drophead Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B342NZ
Engine Num: B171N
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B72LNZ
Engine Num: BA649
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History


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