1949 BENT­LEY MKVI

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Here was proof that ‘they’re still out there’, al­though in this case ‘out there’ meant the Ir­ish Repub­lic. SWVA’s lovely MkVI had his­tory dat­ing back to day one and it had been well main­tained down the years, al­though some might have ques­tioned the mod­ern cov­ers hid­ing the worn seat fac­ings. Great body­work – the doors shut beau­ti­fully and had no sign of hinge-droop – and the paint was se­ri­ously dusty af­ter years in stor­age, but care­ful de­tail­ing would re­turn this old dowa­ger’s dig­nity. The pièce-de-ré­sis­tance was the en­gine, which ticked over with­out a mur­mur. Of­fered with­out re­serve, it ended up be­ing a very good deal, and showed that the MkVI can still be some­thing of a bar­gain.

SOLD £22,032

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