1952 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe / B135LNY Chassis Information

1952 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1952 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1952 Bentley Mark VI1952 Bentley Mark VI
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: B135LNY
Sold for $95,000 at 2016 Mecum : Monterey.
Production of Bentley's first postwar luxury car, the Mark VI, began in 1946 and continued through 1952. It was the first model built with all-steel coachwork and the first car fully assembled and completed at their factory. The coachwork was constructed by Park Ward, a company that was founded in 1919 by William M. Park and Charles W. Ward.

Park Ward built bodies for various car manufacturers in the early 1920s and initially became associated with Bentley after they moved their chassis manufacturing factory to a nearby town. Bentley enlisted Park Ward to complete the coachwork for the majority of their cars in the mid-1920s.

Rolls-Royce purchased Bentley in 1931, precluding Bentley purchasing a stake in Park Ward Coachwork.

With the start of the Mark VI chassis, Bentley was producing their own all-steel bodies in 4-door and 2-door saloon, and 2-door Drophead Coupe configuration. They also produced a bare chassis for custom coachwork to satisfy customer's individual requests.

This particular example is a Drophead Coupe with coachwork that was built by Park Ward. It is one of only 27 examples produced. When it was built, it was the most expensive production car and the fastest 5-seater in the world.

This Drophead Coupe is finished in tan with brown fenders and skirts with red pin-striping. It has chromed Flying B mascot, fender mounted mirrors, chrome bumpers and bumper guards and chrome grille. It has left-hand drive configuration and the interior features gray leather upholstery with contrasting piping, wood grained dashboard, window sills, defroster and Smiths gauges. The car is powered by a 4.2-liter inline-6 cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission controlled by a column-mounted shifter.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2016

Chassis# B135LNY

2016 Mecum : Monterey
Sale Price : $95,000

Analysis

Chassis number B135LNY Auction Sales History
2016$95,000

2018 2
2017 5
2016 2
2015 1
2014 1
2013 6
2010 1
2009 3
2008 1
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$228,082$434,0002
2017$107,520$253,0005
2016$59,600$95,0002
2015$65,500$65,5001
2014$16,800$16,8001
2013$44,936$82,4266
2010$131,140$131,1401
2009$37,070$91,6953
2008$39,247$39,2471
2006$50,481$50,4811

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Foursome Coupe by Mulliners of Birmingham
Chassis#: B342NZ
Sold for $434,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1952 Bentley Mark VI image  1952 Bentley Mark VI image  
1952 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B373MB
Sold for $22,163
  2018 H&H - Pavilion Gardens Motor Car
 
1952 Bentley Mark VI Special
Chassis#: B239NY
Sold for $63,241
  2017 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1952 BENTLEY MK VI SPECIAL
Chassis#: B351NY
Sold for $14,558
  2017 Coys Blenheim Palace
 
1952 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe by Park Ward
Chassis#: B72LNZ
Sold for $198,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1952 Bentley Mark VI image  1952 Bentley Mark VI image  
1953 Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet Conversion by Graber
Chassis#: B184MD
Sold for $253,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1952 Bentley Mark VI image  1952 Bentley Mark VI image  
1952 Bentley Mark VI Saloon
Sold for $8,800
  2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az
 
1952 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: B135LNY
Sold for $95,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
1952 Bentley Mark VI image  1952 Bentley Mark VI image  
1952 Bentley MK VI Sports Saloon
Sold for $24,200
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1952 Bentley Mark 6
Sold for $65,500
  2015 Carlisle Events : Zephyrhills Winter Auction
 
1952 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B409NY
Sold for $16,800
  2014 H & H Auctions - Chateau Impney
 
1952 BENTLEY MKVI 4½-LITRE SALOON
Chassis#: B171PU
Sold for $26,906
  2013 COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1952 Bentley MK VI H.J. Mulliner Saloon
Chassis#: B137MB
Sold for $52,201
  2013 H & H Auctions - The Pavilion Gardens
 
1952 Bentley MK VI Special by Charles Teall
Chassis#: B351NY
Sold for $82,426
  2013 Silverstone : CarFest South Pride & Joy Auction
 
1952 Bentley Mark VI
Sold for $26,000
  2013 Mecum - Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic
 
1952 Bentley Mark VI
Sold for $26,000
  2013 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1952 BENTLEY MKVI DONINGTON SPECIAL BY JOHNARD
Sold for $56,085
  2013 Anglia Car Auctions - King's Lynn
 
1952 Bentley MK VI
Sold for $131,140
  2010 Coys Auction -The Spirit of Motoring, Ascot Racecourse
 
1952 Bentley MK VI Sedan
Sold for $8,000
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 
1952 Bentley MkVI Rolling Chassis
Chassis#: B206NZ
Sold for $11,515
  2009 Bonhams - Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum
 

No Sale

1952 Bentley Mark VI's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 Bentley Mark VI Drophead CoupeB342NZ2016 Mecum : Monterey$200,000  
1952 Bentley Mark VI 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1952 Bentley Mark VI 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$40,000  
1952 Bentley MkVI 4½-Litre SaloonB204PV2011 Bonhams RollsRoyce, Bentley and Select PreWar Motor Cars and Automobilia $18,000$20,000
1952 Bentley MkVI 4½-Litre CoupéB287NY2011 Bonhams Bonhams Oxford, Collectors' Motor Cars $70,000$90,000
1952 Bentley Mark VI CabrioletB192MD2011 The Scottsdale Auction Gooding & Company $225,000$275,000
1952 Bentley MkVI kSaloonB226PV2006 Bonhams A Sale of RollsRoyce, Bentley and Select PreWar Motor Cars and Automobilia $22,000$25,000
1952 Bentley MkVI 4.6-Litre CabrioletB467NY2005 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars & Automobilia $28,000$32,000
1952 BENTLEY MARK VI TWO DOOR 2002 Kruse Auction Ft. Lauderdale, FL$45,000  

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