Bentley bits bonanza
Restoring a Bentley MkVI? If so, there’s only one place in the country you’ll want to be on 8 September, when about 40 rare Mk VI spare parts are due to go under the hammer.
The treasure trove – which includes full door assemblies, a front windscreen, a rear numberplate assembly and a radiator surround complete with the ‘Flying B’ – is being sold at Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions (DVCA) autumn auction at Athelhampton House near Dorchester. The parts all come from a Bentley Mark VI that was broken up in the mid 1960s.
The 8 September sale also includes a 4.5-litre Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith engine, an R-Type petrol tank and a full set of R-Type tan leather front and rear seats – all of which are suitable for Bentley Mk VI restoration.
DVCA founder Brian Chant – himself the owner of a 1954 Bentley R-Type Sports Saloon and a keen member of the Bentley Drivers’ Club – says: ‘ The auction offers a rare opportunity to acquire a variety of Bentley Mk VI parts, many of which are now incredibly difficult to find.’
The sale also includes spare parts for other marques, together with a wide range of accessories, tools, assorted brochures and other reading material. Gillian Carmoodie www.dvca.co.uk