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1948 Bentley Mark VI

Chassis number : B447CD

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After World War II, Bentley's owners, Rolls-Royce, began building complete automobiles, both chassis and bodies. The Bentley Mark VI and later 'S' cars were built alongside the similarly styled Rolls-Royce Silver Dawns and the later Silver Cloud series. However, they also supplied coachbuilders with the chassis of these models so that customers could order a bespoke coachbuilt example.

This Bentley Mark VI was ordered by the Parisian Rolls-Royce and Bentley dealer Franco-Britannic Autos for display at the 35th annual Paris Salon de l'Automobile in October 1948. It is the first Cresta to be finished by the Italian coachbuilder Pinin Farina. Bentley records list Count Manuel A. Matos as the first owner, and it is believed that just 13 Bentley Mark VI Crestas were built in total. After several owners, the current owner acquired B447CD, and he immediately commissioned P & A Wood in England to refurbish an earlier restoration.

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1948 Bentley Mark VI Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Bentley Mark VI

(Data based on Model Year 1948 sales)
1948 Bentley Mark VI 4¼-Litre Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: B38EY
Sold for USD$96,643
  2019 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1948 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B220DA
Sold for USD$40,064
  2019 H & H Classics - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1948 Bentley Mark VI 'New Look' Two-Door Saloon by James Young
Chassis#: B495CD
Sold for USD$224,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1948 Bentley Mark VI image  1948 Bentley Mark VI image  
1948 Bentley MK VI Special
Sold for USD$35,056
  2018 H&H - Pavilion Gardens Motor Car
 
1948 Bentley MK VI
Chassis#: B71DZ
Sold for USD$10,985
  2017 Anglia Auction
 
1948 BENTLEY MARK VI
Sold for USD$45,000
  2017 Leake Auction - Dallas
 
1948 Bentley Mk VI in the style of 4 ½ Litre Tourer
Chassis#: B243CD
Sold for USD$168,903
  2017 Coys - Autosport 2017
 
1948 BENTLEY Mk VI DROPHEAD COUPE
Chassis#: B267DZ
Sold for USD$127,600
  2016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
 
1948 Bentley MkVI 4¼-Litre Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: B99AJ
Sold for USD$68,216
  2015 Bonhams : The Summer Classic Sale
 
1948 Bentley Mk. VI Saloon
Chassis#: B212DA
Sold for USD$12,320
  2015 Historics at Brookland
 
1948 BENTLEY MK VI
Sold for USD$21,472
  2013 Anglia Car Auctions - King's Lynn
 
1948 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B88DA
Sold for USD$61,486
  2013 Coys - Techno Classica
 
1948 Bentley MkVI Special
Chassis#: B264CF
Sold for USD$63,435
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia
 
1948 Bentley Mark VI - Drophead Coupe by Graber
Sold for USD$197,028
  2011 Coys - A217 True Greats
 
1948 Bentley Mark VI Saloon
Chassis#: B 88 DA
Sold for USD$29,788
  2010 RM Auctions - Sporting Classics of Monaco
 
1948 Bentley Mark VI Drop Head Coupé
Chassis#: B134BH
Sold for USD$260,798
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
1948 Bentley Mark VI image  1948 Bentley Mark VI image  
1948 Bentley Mark VI Limousine
Sold for USD$6,000
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 
1948 Bentley MkVI Special
Chassis#: B264CF
Sold for USD$52,200
  2009 Bonhams - Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum
 
1948 Bentley MkVI Special
Chassis#: B 84 CF
Sold for USD$66,583
  2009 Bonhams -Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1948 Bentley Mk VI
Chassis#: B288CF
Sold for USD$30,078
  2008 Coys Auction -Ascot Racecourse
 

Bentley Mark VIs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1948 Bentley Mark VI's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1948 Bentley Mark VI New Look Sports SaloonB495CD2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction $175,000$225,000
1948 Bentley MK VI SpecialB349CD2018 H &H Auctions Classics & Motor Sport Hall of Fame $24,000$28,000
1948 Bentley MK VI SpecialB349CD2018 H & H Auctions Pavilion Gardens $24,000$28,000
1948 Bentley Mark VI 4 ¼ litre Sportsmans RoadsterB321CD2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $80,000$100,000
1948 Bentley MK VI SpecialB63DZ2014 H & H Auctions Chateau Impney   
1948 Bentley Mark VI Three-Position Drophead Coupé by James YoungB267DZ2014 RM Auctions London$140,000  
1948 BENTLEY MARK VIB384BH2011 McCormicks Auction #50 Palm Springs CA$25,000  
1948 Bentley Mark VI Standard SaloonB359CD2009 Shannons Auctions 2009 Shannons Classic Vehicle Auction at MotorEx   
1948 Bentley MkVI 4½-Litre SaloonB183DZ2006 Bonhams A Sale of RollsRoyce, Bentley and Select PreWar Motor Cars and Automobilia $15,000$20,000
1948 Bentley Mk VI 41/4-Litre Two-DoorB495CD2003 Bonhams RollsRoyce & Bentley Motor Cars & Related Automobilia $18,000$22,000

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1948 Bentley Mark VI Profiles

1948 Bentley Mark VI vehicle information
Cabriolet
Designer: Graber
Chassis #: B 134BH
1948 Bentley Mark VI vehicle information
James Young Sport Saloon
Coachwork: James Young
Chassis #: B495CD
1948 Bentley Mark VI vehicle information
Cresta Couupe
Coachwork: Facel Metallon
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B447CD