1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre Sport Coupe / TW2713 Vehicle Information

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre photograph

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Sport Coupe
Designer: Surbiton Carriage Company
Chassis #: TW2713
Engine #: TW2716
Sold for $781,000 at 2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction.
Sold for $726,000 at 2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction.
The three liter Bentley's were renowned for their excellent power-to-weight ratio. Sales were stimulated by impressive victories of these champion cars but adorned with luxury and class, a task that custom coachbuilder's were more than happy to undertake. The coach bodies were often heavy and robbed the vehicles of their performance. The short chassis were also a problem as they were not very accommodating to coachwork, so the chassis were extended which deprived the vehicle further of performance. What was needed was more power.

Bentley began development on a new engine that could continue their reputation for excellent power-to-weight. The three-liter four-cylinder was modified with the addition of two extra cylinders. The bore was enlarged and the end result was the 4 1/2 liter Bentleys. The 8-main bearing, six-cylinder engine proved to be what was needed to compete in the luxury car segment. They were quiet, smooth, and more refined. The increase in horsepower gracefully carried the large and luxurious vehicles in an elegant and refined manner.

The larger engine and larger chassis meant the rest of the vehicle's mechanical components required updating. The brakes were enlarged and used finned drums for better cooling.

A rolling chassis was shown at the 1925 Olympic Show and a completed version was ready by March of 1926.

To retain the reputation for being England's sporty marque, more development and refinement was required. By boring the cylinders to 100 mm and keeping the stroke unchanged, the vehicle displaced 6597cc, resulting in the 6 1/2 Liter Bentley's.

At the 1926 Olympia Show Bentley proudly displayed their latest 6 1/2 Liter creations.

TW2713
Mr. S.E. Parks of the United Kingdom received delivery of the vehicle in April of 1927. The sporty coachwork was created by The Surbiton Coach and Motor Works, known as Surbico. It was built to 6.5 Liter specifications but later updated to Speed Six configuration.

The vehicle was housed for many years in the Manx Motor Museum on the Isle of Man. During the early 1980's it was exported to the United States where the new owner used it in various driving events. It was later acquired in the early 1990's by an Australian collector who commissioned a full mechanical and chassis restoration. A cosmetic restoration was undertaken which carefully recovered and restored the car to its original condition.

This one-off design was auctioned at the 2006 RM Auction in Monterey, CA where it was expected to fetch between $900,000-$1,000,000. There was no reserve on the vehicle which suited the buyer rather well, who purchased the car with a winning bid of $781,000.

In 2010, this Bentley was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $726,000, inclusive of buyer's reserve.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2010


2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction

Sale Price :
$726,000

2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$900,000-$1,000,000 
Sale Price :
$781,000

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1927 sales)
1927 Bentley 6½-Litre Le Mans Sports in the style of Vanden Plas
Chassis#: BX2416
Sold for $1,160,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  
1927 Bentley 6½-Litre All-Weather Tourer by T.H. Gill & Son
Chassis#: PR2310
Sold for $714,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  
1927 BENTLEY 6½ LITRE 'BOB-TAIL'
Chassis#: WK 2658
Sold for $1,156,577
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1927 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Le Mans Sports
Chassis#: BX 2416
Sold for $1,210,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  
1927 Bentley 6 1/2-Litre Sport Coupe
Sold for $726,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  
1927 Bentley Speed Six Surbico
Sold for $781,000
  2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1927 Bentley 6 ½-Litre's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1927 Bentley 6½ Liter All-Weather Touring CarPR23102018 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction $800,000$950,000
1927 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Sports TourerBX24212012 Gooding and Company The Scottsdale Auction $2,000,000$2,500,000
1927 Bentley 6½ Liter Sports TourerBX 24212011 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale   

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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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