1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre Sports Tourer / BX 2416 Chassis Information

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre
Sports Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: BX 2416
Engine # BX 2421
Sold for $1,210,000 at 2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours.
Bentley enjoyed an unbroken LeMans winning streak from 1927 through 1930, firmly cementing their cars performance and reputation in the history books. Prior to the company's eventual takeover by Rolls-Royce in 1931, they introduced the mighty 6 1/2 Litre.

This particular example has been restored as a Le Mans Sports Tourer in the style of Vanden Plas. It has a known provenance from new, with its first owner taking possession of the car in April of 1927. It originally wore saloon coachwork by Gurney Nutting in the Weymann style. After the war years, it was converted into a lightweight racing special by Major Jack Bailey, with a lightweight two-seat racing body fitted to the shortened original chassis. In the mid-1970s, it was given a touring-style body. In 2008, it came into the care of David Ayre, and then to Ron Rezek the same year. Mr. Rezek commissioned Ayre to restore the chassis and mechanical components into its current 1930 LeMans-style tourer configuration. The work was completed in July of 2010. Soon after it was completed, it was awarded Best Restoration honors at the Bentley Club Concours d'Elegance in 2010. It has since been on several long-distance tours, including two editions of the Colorado Grand. In May 2014, it was on a European tour with the Bentley Drivers Club, which traversed 3,000 miles from London to Paris, Italy, Monaco, and back.

During its eight decades of existence, it has retained its original chassis (BX 2416), engine (numbered BX 2421), steering box (numbered BX 2416), and rear axle (also numbered BX 2416).


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2015


2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$800,000-$1,100,000 
Sale Price :
$1,210,000

2019 2
2015 2
2010 1
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$937,250$1,160,0002
2015$1,183,289$1,210,0002
2010$726,000$726,0001
2006$781,000$781,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1927 sales)
1927 Bentley 6½-Litre Le Mans Sports in the style of Vanden Plas
Chassis#: BX2416
Sold for $1,160,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1927 Bentley 6½-Litre All-Weather Tourer by T.H. Gill & Son
Chassis#: PR2310
Sold for $714,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  
1927 BENTLEY 6½ LITRE 'BOB-TAIL'
Chassis#: WK 2658
Sold for $1,156,577
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1927 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Le Mans Sports
Chassis#: BX 2416
Sold for $1,210,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  
1927 Bentley 6 1/2-Litre Sport Coupe
Sold for $726,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  
1927 Bentley Speed Six Surbico
Sold for $781,000
  2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1927 Bentley 6½ Liter All-Weather Touring CarPR23102018 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction $800,000$950,000
1927 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Sports TourerBX24212012 Gooding and Company The Scottsdale Auction $2,000,000$2,500,000
1927 Bentley 6½ Liter Sports TourerBX 24212011 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale   

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bentley 6.5 Litre1926 LeMans Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 6.5 Litre1926 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: TB2542
Engine Num: FW2605
Chassis information for the Bentley 6.5 Litre1926 LeMans Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: WK2662
Engine Num: FW2616
Chassis information for the Bentley 6 ½-Litre1927 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: BX 2416
Engine Num: BX 2421
Chassis information for the Bentley 6 ½-Litre1927 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: BX 2421
Engine Num: DH 2201
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six Markham1927 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Markham
Chassis Num: DH2206
Engine Num: NH2732
Chassis information for the Bentley 6 ½-Litre1927 All Weather Touring
Coachbuilder: T.H. Gill & Son
Chassis Num: PR2310
Engine Num: PR2308
Chassis information for the Bentley 6 ½-Litre1927 Sport Coupe
Chassis Num: TW2713
Engine Num: TW2716
Chassis information for the Bentley 6 ½-Litre1928 Open Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: BR2354
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