1950 Bentley Mark VI Sports Saloon / B87LFU Chassis Information

1950 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1950 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1950 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1950 Bentley Mark VI1950 Bentley Mark VI1950 Bentley Mark VI
Sports Saloon
Chassis #: B87LFU
Sold for $31,900 at 2011 RM Auctions at Monterey.
The Bentley Mark VI made its debut in 1946 and was the first postwar Bentley automobile of Rolls-Royce design. It represented a complete break from the old designs as it was designed and built as a complete car with standardized pressed-steel coachwork. The bodies were built by The Pressed Steel Company of Oxford, which were reminiscent of the Park Ward-bodied Mark V of the late 1930s. Ex-Gurney Nutting Chief Designer John Blatchley applied the detail features.

Power was from a 4.3-liter F-head six-cylinder engined similar to the B60-Series engine. It had a one-piece cylinder block casting with an integral crankcase, as well as a fan belt-driven generator and water pump. The Mark VI had a four-speed gearbox and an independent front suspension.

This Mark VI is an original left-hand drive example and was delivered new by New York's J.S. Inskip to William Durant Campbell. Options original to this car include a sealed-beam headlamps and bonnet locks. The car has had three owners before coming into the car of the current owner in 2007.

Since that time, the car has been refinished in black and the tan upholstery has been restored. The brightwork has been selectively restored as required.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale in Monterey, Ca. presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $45,000-$65,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $31,900, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011

2011 RM Auctions at Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$45,000-$65,000 
Sale Price :
$31,900

2018 1
2017 5
2016 2
2015 1
2012 2
2011 4
2010 1
2009 2
2008 1
2005 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$115,875$115,8751
2017$43,081$95,1215
2016$25,061$35,9472
2015$76,190$76,1901
2012$45,161$63,2502
2011$24,675$31,9004
2010$71,500$71,5001
2009$20,745$31,9902
2008$13,616$13,6161
2005$43,296$43,2961

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1950 sales)
1950 Bentley MK VI Park Ward Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: B154LHR
Sold for $115,875
  2018 H & H Auction - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1950 Bentley MkVI 4 ¼ Lt Saloon
Sold for $47,610
  2017 Shannons - Melbourne Spring Classic
 
1950 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B161GT
Sold for $17,438
  2017 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1950 Bentley Mk VI Convertible coachwork by Park Ward
Chassis#: B425FU
Sold for $14,287
  2017 Coys at Fontwell
 
1950 Bentley Mk VI Convertible coachwork by Park Ward
Sold for $95,121
  2017 Coys - London - Coys at the Royal Horticultural Halls 2017
 
1950 Bentley MK VI with coachwork by Hooper
Sold for $40,950
  2017 Anglia Auction
 
1950 Bentley VI
Sold for $14,175
  2016 Anglia Auction
 
1950 Bentley MK VI Special
Chassis#: B474FV
Sold for $35,947
  2016 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1950 Bentley Mk VI Special
Sold for $76,190
  2015 Coys Blenheim Palace Summer Sale
 
1950 Bentley MKVI Sedanca Coupe
Chassis#: B135FU
Sold for $63,250
  2012 Worldwide - The Auburn Auction
 
1950 Bentley MK VI Tourer
Chassis#: B391LH
Sold for $27,072
  2012 H & H Auctions - Rockingham Castle
 
1950 Bentley MK VI Sports Saloon
Chassis#: B87LFU
Sold for $31,900
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1950 Bentley Mark VI image  1950 Bentley Mark VI image  
1950 Bentley Mk VI Park Ward Coupe
Sold for $16,937
  2011 Coys Auctions - Techno Classica
 
1950 Bentley MkVI 4¼-Litre 'Standard Steel' Saloon
Chassis#: B30KM
Sold for $24,146
  2011 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Select Pre-War Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1950 Bentley MkVI Saloon
Chassis#: BB102HR
Sold for $25,717
  2011 Shannons Auctions - Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction
 
1950 Bentley Mk VI Countryman
Chassis#: B441DZ
Sold for $71,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1950 Bentley Mark VI image  1950 Bentley Mark VI image  
1950 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Sold for $9,500
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 
1950 Bentley Mark VI Standard Saloon
Chassis#: B180FV
Sold for $31,990
  2009 Shannons Auctions - 2009 Shannons Classic Vehicle Auction at MotorEx
 
1950 Bentley MkVI 4¼-Litre Saloon
Chassis#: B94HR
Sold for $13,616
  2008 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Select Pre-War Motor Cars
 
1950 Bentley MKVI 4.25-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: B270LJ
Sold for $43,296
  2005 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1950 Bentley Mark VI's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1950 Bentley Mk. VI SpecialB330FV2017 Historics at BrooklandsMotor Museum $55,000$65,000
1950 Bentley Mark VI 4 Door 2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az   
1950 Bentley Mark VI Freestone & Webb SaloonB46FV2016 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic $30,000$36,000
1950 Bentley Mark VI Standard Steel SaloonB185GT2016 Barons : RollsRoyce Enthusiasts Club   
1950 Bentley MK VI SaloonB25GT2015 H & H RREC Burghley House   
1950 Bentley MK VI SaloonB25GT2014 H&H Auctions : RREC Rockingham Castle   
1950 Bentley MK VI TourerB391LH2012 H & H Auctions The Pavilion Gardens   
1950 Bentley MK VI Park Ward Six-Light Sports SaloonB93GT2011 H & H Pavilion Gardens   
1950 Bentley Mark VI 5.6 Litre SpecialB94HR2011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $70,000$80,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1947 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: B 9AJ
Engine Num: B 65 A
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1947 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: B25071
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1947 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: B26BH
Engine Num: B13B
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Wagon
Coachbuilder: Harold Radford
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1949 H.J. Mulliner Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1949 Park Ward Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1949 Mark VI Sport Saloon
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1949 Sport Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1949 Three-Position Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Worblaufen
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1949 Sedanca Coupe
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: B175CD
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1949 Shooting Brake
Coachbuilder: Rippon Brothers
Chassis Num: B349GT
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1949 H.J. Mulliner Sport Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B357LEW
Engine Num: B428E
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1949 H.J. Mulliner Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B87EW
Engine Num: B293E
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1950 Sports Saloon
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1950 Lightweight Salon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1950 Countryman
Coachbuilder: Radford
Chassis Num: B441DZ
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1951 Facel-Metalon Coupe
Coachbuilder: Facel Metallon
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1951 Coupe DeVille
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1951 Fixed Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1951 Countryman
Coachbuilder: Radford
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1951 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: B-213-LH
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1951 Saloon
Chassis Num: B121JN
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1951 Fixed Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B181HP
Engine Num: B215H
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1951 Saloon
Chassis Num: B196LJ
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1951 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B79LKL
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1951 Empress Coupe
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: B92HR
Engine Num: B46H
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1952 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1952 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B135LNY
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1952 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Hermann Graber
Chassis Num: B184MD
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1952 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B342NZ
Engine Num: B171N
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1952 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B72LNZ
Engine Num: BA649


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