1951 Bentley Mark VI Empress Coupe / B92HR Chassis Information

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

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Empress Coupe
Coachwork: Hooper
Chassis #: B92HR
Engine # B46H
Sold for $104,500 at 2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona.
Sold for $171,976 (£103,600) at 2014 RM Auctions - London.
This 1951 Bentley Mark VI Empress Coupe with coachwork by Hooper was offered for sale at the 2007 Christie's Auction of 'Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.' It is finished in Brewster green with a green leather interior. Power is provided from the six-cylinder engine with pushrod inlet overhead exhaust valves and twin 1.5-inch SU carburetors. The gearbox is a four-speed manual unit with synchromesh on the top three ratios. Braking is from the servo-assisted hydraulically operated drums in the front and mechanical drums in the rear.

The Bentley Mark IV was a very popular car, with the standard steel saloon bodies selling in larger numbers than any other Rolls-Royce or Bentley up to that era. This example has a custom body creation created by Hopper and is believed to be one of only three MKVI's built in two door coupe configuration. It has resided in the same collection for the past fifteen years. While in the owners care, the engine has been properly rebuilt, and a complete restoration was performed in the late 1990s.

At auction this car was estimated to sell for $65,000 - $85,000 which would be a bargain price considering the restoration cost around $100,000 to complete. It has traveled only a few miles since that time, and its restoration still appears to be very fresh. Sadly, the reserve was not met and the vehicle was left unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2007

2014 RM Auctions - London

Sale Price :
$171,976 (£103,600.00)

2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

Sale Price :
$104,500

2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$65,000-$85,000 
Lot was not sold

2019 1
2017 4
2016 1
2015 3
2014 3
2013 3
2012 2
2011 3
2010 1
2009 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$128,800$128,8001
2017$62,387$124,9684
2016$55,880$55,8801
2015$32,863$41,2503
2014$100,775$171,9763
2013$22,468$26,7213
2012$57,236$68,5362
2011$24,088$33,3503
2010$192,500$192,5001
2009$7,280$9,3602

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1951 sales)
1951 Bentley Mark VI Special
Chassis#: B320MD
Sold for $128,800
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1951 BENTLEY MARK VI – SYD LAWRENCE 'SL01' SPECIAL
Chassis#: B35KL
Sold for $21,728
  2017 Coys Blenheim Palace
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI
Chassis#: B35KL
Sold for $124,968
  2017 Coys at Olympia
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI 4 Door Sedan
Sold for $25,850
  2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az
 
1951 BENTLEY MARK VI SEDAN
Chassis#: B310LNZ
Sold for $77,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1951 Bentley Mk. VI Special by Padgett
Chassis#: B234NZ
Sold for $55,880
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1951 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B68MD
Sold for $17,838
  2015 H & H Auctions - Chateau Impney
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI
Sold for $39,500
  2015 Mecum : Seattle
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI Coupe 4 Door
Sold for $41,250
  2015 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI Two-Door Saloon by Hooper
Chassis#: B92HR
Sold for $171,976
  2014 RM Auctions - London
1951 Bentley Mark VI image  1951 Bentley Mark VI image  
1951 Bentley Mark VI Saloon
Sold for $25,850
  2014 Auctions America : California
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI 'Empress' Coupe by Hooper
Chassis#: B92HR
Sold for $104,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1951 Bentley Mark VI image  1951 Bentley Mark VI image  
1951 BENTLEY MK VI
Sold for $17,000
  2013 Anglia Auction - Souther Ireland
 
1951 Bentley MK VI H.J. Mulliner Saloon
Chassis#: B262LJ
Sold for $26,721
  2013 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1951 Bentley MkVI Saloon
Sold for $23,684
  2013 Shannons Melbourne Late Summer Classic Auction
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI Sports Tourer
Chassis#: B35KL
Sold for $68,536
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1951 Bentley Mk VI berline
Sold for $45,935
  2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile
 
1951 Bentley Mk VI Saloon
Chassis#: B201JN
Sold for $33,350
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Automobilia & Number Plates
 
1951 Bentley MkVI Saloon
Chassis#: B281LH
Sold for $14,593
  2011 Bonhams - Bonhams Oxford, Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1951 Bentley MkVI Saloon
Chassis#: B32LMD
Sold for $24,322
  2011 Bonhams - Bonhams Oxford, Collectors' Motor Cars
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1951 Bentley Mark VI's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1951 Bentley Mk.VI Special by PadgettB234NZ2018 Historics @ Brooklands Motor Museum $39,000$46,000
1951 Bentley MK VI H.J. MullinerB192KM2017 Anglia Auction $25,000$30,000
1951 Bentley Mark IV 2017 Motostalgia : Amelia Island $35,000$55,000
1951 Bentley MK VI SaloonB68MD2015 H & H RREC Burghley House   
1951 Bentley MK VI SaloonB68MD2014 H&H Auctions : RREC Rockingham Castle   
1951 Bentley MK VI SpecialB397MB2011 H & H Pavilion Gardens April 13, 2011   
1951 Bentley MkVI SaloonB254LJ2010 Bonhams RollsRoyce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia $14,000$16,000
1951 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe by Park WardB100KM2010 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$115,000$175,000$225,000
1951 Bentley MkVI Sedanca CoupéB175CD2009 Bonhams Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex $25,000$30,000
1951 Bentley Mark VI 2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center $65,000$85,000
1951 Bentley Mark VI 4D 2006 RM Auctions Toronto International Spring Classic Car Auction$30,000  
1951 MK VI BENTLEY EMPRESS TWO-DOOR 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $60,000$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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