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1930 Bentley Speed Six Saloon / LR2778 Vehicle Information

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

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Originally built for Bentley stock, this Speed Six is fitted with a striking Sportsman Saloon body by Mulliner. Through Jack Barclay and Duff Morgan Ltd., it was sold to the Maharajah of Jaipur (Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II) in October of 1930. The Maharaja ruled the state of Jaipur between 1922 and 1949. This very original vintage Bentley is one of only a handful of two-door coupes that survive, and one of about thirty Speed Sixes that are known to retain their original coachwork. The H.J. Mulliner coachworks, which built the body on this Speed Six, was based in West London, and the company can trace its history back to 1760. The Speed Six was W.O. Bentley's favorite of all the cars he built, and it was successful on the race track, notably at Brooklands, as well as being a luxuriously fast touring car.

During this car's spell in India, it was maintained by Barker, who subsequently repatriated the Bentley in 1937. It was acquired by Dennis Becker and his family would own and use the car extensively on the road through to 1973. During this period, it served as the family's daily driver and was used on road trips with regular visits to the German Autobahns. The next custodian would also own the Speed Six for three decades during which it was exhibited as a representative of the British automobile at the opening of the channel tunnel in 1994. It changed hands again in 2004 and then in 2010. It was subsequently comprehensively restored.

This Bentley is powered by a 6-cylinder engine developing 180 horsepower.



2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $2,600,000-USD $3,200,000 
Lot was not sold

1930 Bentley Speed Six Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 Bentley Speed Six 'Le Mans Replica' Tourer
Chassis#: SB 2754
Sold for USD$874,000
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
1930 Bentley Speed Six image  1930 Bentley Speed Six image  
1930 Bentley Speed Six 'Le Mans Replica' Tourer
Chassis#: LR 2787
Sold for USD$1,457,500
  2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale
 
1930 Bentley 6½-Litre Speed Six Sportsman's Saloon by Corsica
Chassis#: HM2861
Sold for USD$3,410,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1930 Bentley Speed Six image  1930 Bentley Speed Six image  
1931 Bentley 'Blue Train' Special by Bob Petersen Engineering
Chassis#: 32TC
Sold for USD$440,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1930 Bentley Speed Six image  1930 Bentley Speed Six image  
1930 Bentley 'Blue Train' Re-creation
Sold for USD$522,500
  2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1930 Bentley Speed Six LeMans Tourer
Chassis#: HM2852
Sold for USD$605,000
  2006 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1930 Bentley Speed Six 6 1/2 Litre Le Mans Replica
Chassis#: LR2777
Sold for USD$308,244
  2003 Bonhams - Goodwood Revival
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1930 Bentley Speed Six's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Bentley Speed Six Sports TourerFR26392019 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction $450,000$650,000
1930 Bentley 6½-Litre Speed Six Sportsmans Saloon by H.J. MullinerLR27782019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $2,600,000$3,200,000
1930 Bentley Blue Train RecreationB68HR2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island $550,000$650,000
1930 BENTLEY SPEED SIX TOURERHM28652014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $680,000$780,000
1930 Bentley 6.5 Litre Le Mans Team Car EvocationKR26792013 H & H Auctions Chateau Impney   

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Bentley Speed Six Vehicle Profiles
Opera Coupe
Bentley Speed Six Opera Coupe

Model Year: 1929
Fixed Head Coupe
Bentley Speed Six Fixed Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Sedanca deVille
Bentley Speed Six Sedanca deVille

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1929
Profile

Open Two Seater Boattail
Bentley Speed Six Open Two Seater Boattail

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Bentley Speed Six Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Model Year: 1929

Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Speed 6 Saloon
Bentley Speed Six Speed 6 Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BA2592
Engine Num: BA2594
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Grafton Coupe
Bentley Speed Six Grafton Coupe

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: FR2630
Engine Num: FR2633
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History

Weymann Coupe
Bentley Speed Six Weymann Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: FR2640
Engine Num: FR2645
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: FR2641
Engine Num: FR2644
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: FR2642
Model Year: 1929

Speed 6 Open Two Seater Sports
Bentley Speed Six Speed 6 Open Two Seater Sports

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: KF2387
Engine Num: KF2392
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Old Number One
Bentley Speed Six Old Number One

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: LB2332
Engine Num: LB2336
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: LB2342
Engine Num: LB2344
Model Year: 1929
Profile

Sedanca Coupe
Bentley Speed Six Sedanca Coupe

Coachbuilder: Motor Bodies Ltd
Chassis Num: WT2271
Engine Num: SB2762
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Tourer

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1930
Profile
Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Tourer

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1930

Blue Train Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Blue Train Tourer

Chassis Num: 32TC
Engine Num: A7280
Model Year: 1930
Profile and Auction History
Blue Train Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Blue Train Tourer

Chassis Num: B68HR
Engine Num: B34H-1396
Model Year: 1930
Profile and Auction History
Sportsman Coupe
Bentley Speed Six Sportsman Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: GC 3661
Model Year: 1930
Profile

Sportsman Coupe
Bentley Speed Six Sportsman Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: HM2855
Engine Num: HM2863
Model Year: 1930
Profile
Open Roadster
Bentley Speed Six Open Roadster

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: HM2856
Engine Num: HM2868
Model Year: 1930
Profile
Sportsmans Saloon
Bentley Speed Six Sportsmans Saloon

Coachbuilder: Corsica
Chassis Num: HM2861
Engine Num: LR2782
Model Year: 1930
Profile and Auction History

Old Number 2 Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Old Number 2 Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: HM2868
Engine Num: HM2872
Model Year: 1930
Profile
Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: HM2869
Model Year: 1930
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Bentley Speed Six Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LR2776
Model Year: 1930
Profile

Saloon
Bentley Speed Six Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LR2778
Engine Num: NH2748S
Model Year: 1930
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Tourer

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: LR2799
Model Year: 1930
Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: NH2730
Model Year: 1930
Profile

Sports Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Sports Tourer

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: NH2740
Engine Num: KR2693
Model Year: 1930
Profile
Sports Saloon
Bentley Speed Six Sports Saloon

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: NH2741
Model Year: 1930
Profile
Le Mans Replica Tourer
Bentley Speed Six Le Mans Replica Tourer

Chassis Num: SB 2754
Engine Num: SB 2763
Model Year: 1930
Profile and Auction History

Open Four Seater Sports
Bentley Speed Six Open Four Seater Sports

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: SB2756
Model Year: 1930
Profile


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