1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre Open Two Seater / WB2555 Vehicle Information

1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre photograph

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Open Two Seater
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: WB2555
Engine #: WB2555
Registration #: YN 3402
In order to compete with Rolls-Royce, W.O. Bentley designed a large capacity, 6-cylidner engine for a longer chassis and more luxurious coachwork than his five-year-old 3 Litre cars. But he was short on cash, and it was expensive to produce so, in 1926, W.O. persuaded one of his most loyal customers, gold and diamond mining heir Woolf Barnato, to finance the project. The first 6.5 Litre engine appeared in a bare chassis at London's Olympia Motor Show in 1925, but it would take over a year to launch the finished car. This Standard 'Bix Six' is the fifth built and the earliest surviving 6-cylinder Bentley in the world. A total of 363 Standard 6.5 Litre cars were built on three different chassis lengths for formal coachwork, but this Big Six is one of just a few with sporting coachwork by H.J. Mulliner. In addition to its original body, this car also has its original engine - a rare combination. It appeared in the 1936 Ealing Studios film The House of the Spaniard, shot on location in and around Liverpool. The car eventually found its way to the United States, where it was discovered in 1977 by George Schuetz and was later restored.


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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1926 sales)
1926 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Le Mans Sports
Chassis#: WK2662
Sold for USD$693,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre image  1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre image  
1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre Le Mans Style Tourer
Chassis#: WB2567
Sold for USD$238,233
  2012 H & H Auctions - Rockingham Castle
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1926 Bentley 6.5 Litre's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1926 Bentley 6,5 L Tourer Vanden PlasWK26612016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars $825,000$950,000
1926 Bentley 6.5 LitreTB25422008 Gooding & Company $1,200,000$1,500,000

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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 Open Two Seater
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WB2555
Engine Num: WB2555
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 2421
Engine Num: DH 2201
Chassis information for the Bentley 6 ½-Litre1927 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: BX2416
Engine Num: BX 2421
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1927 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Markham
Chassis Num: DH2206
Engine Num: NH2732
Chassis information for the Bentley 6 ½-Litre1927 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: KD2111
Engine Num: KD2115
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
Engine Num: BR2361


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