1952 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe / B72LNZ Chassis Information

1952 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1952 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1952 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1952 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1952 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1952 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1952 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1952 Bentley Mark VI photograph

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Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: B72LNZ
Engine # BA649
Sold for $198,000 at 2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island.
There were 57 examples of Park Ward's drophead coupe, design number 99, built on the Bentley Mk. VI, with bodies constructed of corrosion-resistant and lightweight aluminum panels. Just 12 of these were given left-hand-drive configuration from the factory, including this particular example. It was supplied on March 27th of 1952 to Mrs. Ariel P. Hall of Marblehead, Massachusetts, via Boston's Foreign Motors. Mrs. Hall was a harpist, who - years later - traded it in for a Cadillac while in Houston on a concert tour.

The second recorded owner is Alex Cameron III of Houston, Texas. In late 1956, it was advertised for sale in a local newspaper, and purchased by Harold Block of El Paso. He used it regularly for the next seven years. At the time, it had registered about 30,000 miles. He kept the car for several decades, driving it occasionally but mostly keeping it in storage. Between 1974 and 1978, he had the Bentley restored and finished in a color scheme of silver taupe over black, with complementary upholstery.

In 2014, at the age of 76, Mr. Block sold his Bentley after seeing the odometer tick over to 100,000. The car was purchased by Mr. Orin Smith.

The car has the correct and rare Lucas R-70 headlamps with their Bentley 'B' insignia, single left-hand exhaust pipe, and the correct clock mounted in the right-hand 'cubby door.'


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2017

Chassis# B72LNZ

2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
Pre-Auction Estimates :$200,000-$275,000 
Sale Price : $198,000

Analysis

Chassis number B72LNZ Auction Sales History
2017$198,000

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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