1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman Wagon Vehicle Profile

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman photograph

1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman
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Coachwork: Harold Radford

Bentley Mark VI 'Mark I Countryman' Coachwork by Harold Radford

It was not a Rolls-Royce but, instead, a Bentley Mark VI that heralded the return of automobile production at Rolls-Royce following World War II. Its appearance was similar to the pre-war Bentley Mark V, of which only 11 were built. A total of 5,201 Bentley Mark VI's were built between 1946 and 1952, with only 999 of that number having special bodies. The example you are viewing is one of that 999. The coachwork is by Harold Radford who conceived the idea for a superb English Town and Country Saloon or 'Countryman.' The 'Mark I Countryman' on this Bentley Mark VI is only the second 'Mark I Countryman' built, the first one going to Harold Radford himself. It is aluminum over ash with wood paneling on the sides. The rear is mahogany veneer on alloy panels. A total of eight 'Mark I Countryman' bodies were built between 1948 and 1949, with 37 more Mark II, Mark III, and later versions of the 'Countryman' made through 1959.
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Coachwork: Harold Radford
Introduced in 1946, the Bentley Mark VI was the first postwar Bentley of Rolls-Royce design. The first Bentley Mark VI was delivered to its owner in September 1946, 16 months after VE Day. It was powered by a new 4.5-liter F-head six-cylinder engine featuring overhead intake and side-mounted exhaust valves and an aluminum-alloy cylinder head. A total of 5,201 Mark VI's were built between 1948 and 1952 with only 999 having special bodies.

Coachbuilder Harold Radford conceived the idea of the English Town and Country Saloon or 'Countryman' on the Bentley chassis. The aluminum body is covered with ash trim and mahogany veneer on alloy panels. This is the 2nd Mark I Countryman built, the first going to Radford himself. A total of eight Mark I Countryman bodies were produced between 1948 and 1949. Another 37 Mark II and Mark III versions of the Countryman were built through 1959.

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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
Chassis information for the Bentley Mark VI1952 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B72LNZ
Engine Num: BA649


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