1949 Bentley Mark VI H.J. Mulliner Drophead Coupe / B87EW Chassis Information

1949 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1949 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1949 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1949 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1949 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1949 Bentley Mark VI photograph

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H.J. Mulliner Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B87EW
Engine Num: B293E
Sold for $104,500 at 2011 Gooding & Company.
H.J. Mulliner & Company was tasked with building 12 drop head coupes for the Mark VI chassis. The designs that followed were elegant, hand-built, and featured graceful Art Deco forms and details.

This example is one of those 12 dropheads produced and one of just five that feature the concealed-head design, internally designated 7121. It was originally ordered through John Croall & Sons for Eva S. Borthwick-Norton. The car was ordered with the family's preferred color, deep maroon, with grey upholstery and walnut woodwork. It was outfitted with ashtrays, Lucas mirrors, double-thickness floor mats, sun visors, a radio, and a suitcase.

This car, the last of the 12 built, was sold to Mrs. A.D. Harcourt Woods of Oxford in 1953. Several years later, it became the property of Bolton politician A.L. Tillotson. In the early 1960s, it came to the United States and into the car of its current owner, a California resident. During the 1980s and 1990s, the car was given a restoration and later, a mechanical refurbishment.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $75,000 - $100,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $104,500 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2011

Chassis# B87EW

2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
Pre-Auction Estimates :$75,000-$100,000 
Sale Price : $104,500

Analysis

Chassis number B87EW Auction Sales History
2011$104,500

2018 1
2017 3
2016 1
2015 3
2014 4
2013 6
2012 8
2011 2
2010 2
2009 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$43,680$43,6801
2017$20,141$26,2743
2016$121,000$121,0001
2015$53,485$126,5003
2014$39,901$88,5054
2013$69,831$130,1756
2012$49,590$85,1998
2011$98,495$104,5002
2010$47,134$77,2232
2009$39,375$66,0002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1949 sales)
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  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
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  2015 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
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1949 Bentley Mark VI image  
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  2014 H & H Auctions - Pavilion Gardens
 
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  2014 H & H Auctions - Pavilion Gardens
 
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Chassis#: B441DZ
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  2014 COLLECTOR'S MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
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Chassis#: B403DZ
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  2013 COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1949 BENTLEY MKVI 6¾-LITRE DROPHEAD COUPÉ
Chassis#: B122DA
Sold for $111,066
  2013 COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS, MOTORCYCLES AND RELATED AUTOMOBILIA
 
1949 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B438FV
Sold for $20,041
  2013 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1949 Bentley Mark VI/S1 4.9 litre Mallalieu 'Oxford' Sports Two-seater
Chassis#: B368DA
Sold for $86,630
  2013 Goodwood Revival
 
1949 Bentley MK VI HJ Mulliner Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: B409DZ
Sold for $130,175
  2013 H & H - Rockingham Castle
 
1949 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B424EY
Sold for $28,795
  2013 H & H - Pavilion Gardens
 
1949 Bentley MK VI Special
Chassis#: B421EW
Sold for $70,955
  2012 H & H - Newbury Racecourse
 
1949 Bentley Mk VI Park Ward Drophead Coupe - One of 23
Sold for $64,520
  2012 Coy - True Greats
 

No Sale

1949 Bentley Mark VI's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1949 BENTLEY MK 6 SPECIAL ROADSTERB153EW2018 Premier Auction Group$47,000  
1949 Bentley MK 6B420EY2017 Barons : British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars Sandown Park $18,000$23,000
1949 Bentley MkVI cabriolet Pinin FarinaB435CD2017 Artcurial : Retromobile $500,000$800,000
1949 Bentley Mark VI Saloon 2014 Auctions America Auburn Fall$20,000  
1949 Bentley Mk VI Park Ward Drophead CoupeB38EY2013 Coys Auctions Spring Classics $55,000$65,000
1949 Bentley MkVI 4¼-Litre Drophead CoupéB265DZ2009 RollsRoyce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia $70,000$80,000
1949 Bentley MkVI 4¼-Litre Drophead CoupéB375DZ2009 RollsRoyce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia $75,000$85,000
1949 Bentley MK VI Speciale 2008 Gooding & Company $500,000$700,000
1949 Bentley Mk VI Sport Saloon 2007 Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $65,000$75,000
1949 Bentley MkVI 4 1/4-Litre SaloonB449CD2005 Bonhams RollsRoyce, Bentley & Selected PreWar Motor Cars & Automobilia   
1949 Bentley MkVI 41/4-Litre Drophead CoupeB265DZ2004 Bonhams Important Collectors Motor Cars $45,000$60,000
1949 BENTLEY MK VI COUNTRYMAN SHOOTING BRAKE 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $35,000$45,000

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