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Monday, February 10, 2014

From The Classifieds

This weeks From The Classifieds is a 1952 Bentley Mk VI Donnington, one of a reputed 16 made by Johnard of Blanford in the seventies and on offer at the H&H Classics auction in Chesire, UK, on February 26th.
The catalogue photos aren't great, but a quick google turns up some better ones...
Chassis #B260SR, engine #B130S, was first completed in.November 1952 as a standard sports saloon. The conversion to "Donnington" specification involved shortening and lowering the chassis and mating the 4 ¼ litre straight-six engine to a 4 speed manual gearbox. The engine and gearbox were also moved back by around 18 inches, with final drive through a 2.88:1 Jaguar limited slip rear axle. The gear lever was moved from the right side to the centre for easier changes.
The bodywork features glassfibre wings with an aluminium bonnet and the cockpit tub is formed from moulded fibreglass with a steel rollbar built into the scuttle. It's fitted with  front disc brakes and Wolfrace alloy wheels.
This is my favourite shot.
Ready to go...
It's beleived to be car #10 of the 16 made and the guide price is GBP 34,000-38,000.
However, if you're seeking something more refined, From The Classifieds has an alternative.
Provisionally entered for the Brightwells Classics auction in Leominster, UK, on March 6th, this 1950 Bentley MK VI Sports Saloon, chassis #B142HR, engine #B71H, has been subject to a mechanical restoration costing over GBP 50,000 with the last 2,000 miles.
The guide price is GBP28-32,000.
(Posted by Andy)


At 5:14 am, Anonymous Wallace said...

That 1952 Bentley Mk VI Donnington looks like a wretched kit car. Horrible.


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