So you would like to have a special Christmas? Well how about a special Bentley? Currently on ebay UK there are three Bentley Mk VI Specials for sale.
Here is the first. Ebay Item number: 290188675352
1949 Bentley Mk VI Special by Padgett
First Registered September 1949 / Reg. No. JNX 71. Chassis No. B 20 FV / Eng. No. B193 K (18th built)
Converted from an original saloon bodied car by Allan Padgett in 1976 in the style of a sports tourer and now sporting the Padgett / Watson 2 seater Body.
The car has a 108" wheelbase with a front track of 57" and a rear track of 59"
The engine is 4257cc with a bore of 88.9mm and stroke of 114.3mm. Compression ratio 6.4:1. It runs on an original exhaust manifold and twin SU type H4 1 1/4" choke.
The gearbox and rear axle are the original MK VI type with a Borg & Beck dry plate clutch.
The rear springs are set down 2" and has adjustable Armstrong shock absorbers allowing a ground clearance of 6"
At £47,995 and with its 90mph + performance this attractive open sports car offers all the fun of vintage motoring at a fraction of the cost.
For further information about the Bentley Special phone us on 01274 659336.
The second, Ebay Item number: 250199730758
1947 Bentley Mk VI Special with R Type Engine by Hofmann.
This car was built in the late 50's by Hofmann's who were renowned Bentley special builders at the time & knew how to get the body proportions just right.
The car has just been fitted with the more powerful R Type engine which has been remanufactured to factory new spec at vast expense.
This is a real bugs in the teeth type car Perfect for Goodwood this coming summer.
She is completely sorted & trouble free. When you start her up she sounds like a spitfire.
On the road she pulls strongly & is lively to say the least. I have never driven a car that attracts more attention & thumbs up from other road users.
She comes taxed for a year & with a full MOT.
This is a stunning car, very driveable & will make an excellent long term investment whilst providing immense enjoyment for the owner.
Ask for Richard to arrange a viewing & test drive.
The pictures really do not do her justice. You need to see her in the flesh to appreciate what she is all about.
She has a lovely vintage patina to her & affords vintage Bentley motoring at a fraction of the price of a '30s blower Bentley.
Not for the faint of heart or shy retiring type!!!! Flying Jacket & goggles are required Kit!!! £54,000 (T) Prestige Cars Tel: 01442 236711 or 07967 260673
She is Located in Henley at the Homann's showroom who originaly built her & have since then maintained her.
Presenting the final Bentley Special for Christmas, Ebay Item number: 120196724878
1947 Bentley Mk VI with Bentley Eight Engine by Overtons of Leigh
Bentley SRH5 - Bentley Special by Overtons of Leigh.
This vehicle has been wonderfully built and crafted with no expense spared or corner cut, a truly marvellous individual motor car. It is no surprise then that it has been maintained and looked after to an equally high standard.
The vehicle was built around a 1947 Bentley Mk6 chassis (center section), with a 6.75 litre V8 engine, taken from a Bentley 8, as are it's powersteering, automatic gearbox and brake system.
It has adjustable suspension for racing and has been raced on the continent. However, driven socially it is extremely economical for the size of engine.
The body is aluminium and has been hand rolled specifically for this special Bentley. All parts on this vehicle are either genuine Bentley or hand crafted by skilled professionals. There are also 2 seats in the rear for short journeys.
It is a stunningly beautiful motor car with classic Bentley looks which is very pleasurable and rewarding to drive.
Must be seen to be truly appreciated! £95,000.00 GBP
It is surprising to see Bentley Azure wheels in a Mk VI, but you can do what you like with a special, that is the beauty of them.
Merry Christmas, and a safe holiday and festive season from Bentley Spotting.
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