1951 Bentley Mark VI Fixed Head Coupe / B181HP Chassis Information

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

1951 Bentley Mark VI photograph

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Fixed Head Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: B181HP
Engine # B215H
There were 5202 examples of the Bentley Mark VI constructed with 4190 of those being constructed with the Standard Steel configuration. Many were given bodies by the factory but a few were left for custom coachwork by outside builders. Many of the custom coachbuilt bodies were handled by the Park Ward & Company. The company was established in 1919 by William McDonald Park and Charles W. Ward. They were located in Willesden, London. Their first Bentley custom coachbuilt body by Park Ward was constructed in 1923. When Rolls-Royce gained ownership of Bentley, Park Ward became the prominent coachbuilder for Bentley automobiles. More than half of all Derby Bentley's were bodied by Park Ward.

In 1939, Rolls-Royce purchased the Park Ward Company and became the coachbuilder's sole customer. As such, most of the custom coachbuilt Bentley's were also clothed by Park Ward.

This 1951 Bentley Mark VI Coupe has a custom built body by Park Ward. It is powered by a 4257-cc F-head six-cylinder engine that is matted to a four-speed manual gearbox.

Park Ward bodied 16 of these Fixed-Head Coupes on the Mark VI chassis. This car spent its early life in Sussex, England before being sent to the US in the 1960s. During the 1970s it was a regular entrant at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It participated in the 2004 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic where it completed the 1000 mile journey without issue.

This car was estimated to sell for $75,000-$125,000 at auction and was offered without reserve. On auction day this magnificent vehicle failed to meet the estimated value but was sold non-the-less. It was sold for $56,100.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2007

Chassis# B181HP

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number B181HP Auction Sales History

2017 4
2016 1
2015 3
2014 3
2013 3
2012 2
2011 3
2010 1
2009 2
2007 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$62,387$124,9684
2016$55,880$55,8801
2015$32,863$41,2503
2014$100,775$171,9763
2013$22,468$26,7213
2012$57,236$68,5362
2011$24,088$33,3503
2010$192,500$192,5001
2009$7,280$9,3602
2007$249,696$249,6961

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1951 sales)
1951 BENTLEY MARK VI – SYD LAWRENCE 'SL01' SPECIAL
Chassis#: B35KL
Sold for $21,728
  2017 Coys Blenheim Palace
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI
Chassis#: B35KL
Sold for $124,968
  2017 Coys at Olympia
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI 4 Door Sedan
Sold for $25,850
  2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az
 
1951 BENTLEY MARK VI SEDAN
Chassis#: B310LNZ
Sold for $77,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1951 Bentley Mk. VI Special by Padgett
Chassis#: B234NZ
Sold for $55,880
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1951 Bentley MK VI Saloon
Chassis#: B68MD
Sold for $17,838
  2015 H & H Auctions - Chateau Impney
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI
Sold for $39,500
  2015 Mecum : Seattle
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI Coupe 4 Door
Sold for $41,250
  2015 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI Two-Door Saloon by Hooper
Chassis#: B92HR
Sold for $171,976
  2014 RM Auctions - London
1951 Bentley Mark VI image  1951 Bentley Mark VI image  
1951 Bentley Mark VI Saloon
Sold for $25,850
  2014 Auctions America : California
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI 'Empress' Coupe by Hooper
Chassis#: B92HR
Sold for $104,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1951 Bentley Mark VI image  1951 Bentley Mark VI image  
1951 BENTLEY MK VI
Sold for $17,000
  2013 Anglia Auction - Souther Ireland
 
1951 Bentley MK VI H.J. Mulliner Saloon
Chassis#: B262LJ
Sold for $26,721
  2013 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1951 Bentley MkVI Saloon
Sold for $23,684
  2013 Shannons Melbourne Late Summer Classic Auction
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI Sports Tourer
Chassis#: B35KL
Sold for $68,536
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1951 Bentley Mk VI berline
Sold for $45,935
  2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile
 
1951 Bentley Mk VI Saloon
Chassis#: B201JN
Sold for $33,350
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Automobilia & Number Plates
 
1951 Bentley MkVI Saloon
Chassis#: B281LH
Sold for $14,593
  2011 Bonhams - Bonhams Oxford, Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1951 Bentley MkVI Saloon
Chassis#: B32LMD
Sold for $24,322
  2011 Bonhams - Bonhams Oxford, Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1951 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: B79LKL
Sold for $192,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
1951 Bentley Mark VI image  1951 Bentley Mark VI image  

No Sale

1951 Bentley Mark VI's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1951 Bentley Mk.VI Special by PadgettB234NZ2018 Historics @ Brooklands Motor Museum $39,000$46,000
1951 Bentley MK VI H.J. MullinerB192KM2017 Anglia Auction $25,000$30,000
1951 Bentley Mark IV 2017 Motostalgia : Amelia Island $35,000$55,000
1951 Bentley MK VI SaloonB68MD2015 H & H RREC Burghley House   
1951 Bentley MK VI SaloonB68MD2014 H&H Auctions : RREC Rockingham Castle   
1951 Bentley MK VI SpecialB397MB2011 H & H Pavilion Gardens April 13, 2011   
1951 Bentley MkVI SaloonB254LJ2010 Bonhams RollsRoyce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia $14,000$16,000
1951 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe by Park WardB100KM2010 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$115,000$175,000$225,000
1951 Bentley MkVI Sedanca CoupéB175CD2009 Bonhams Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex $25,000$30,000
1951 Bentley Mark VI 2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center $65,000$85,000
1951 Bentley Mark VI 4D 2006 RM Auctions Toronto International Spring Classic Car Auction$30,000  
1951 MK VI BENTLEY EMPRESS TWO-DOOR 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $60,000$80,000

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