Bentley Mark VI

1948 Bentley Mark VI (North America) standard steel sports saloon

The Bentley Mark VI is a car model of Bentley Motors. The four-door luxury sedan was the first post-war model of the manufacturer and also the first one that was shipped from the factory with factory body as a complete vehicle.

The Mark VI based on the technically introduced in the same year, Rolls- Royce Silver Wraith, he differed from this mainly by shorter wheelbase and a modified engine and the new plant body ("Standard Steel" ). Three years later, the Group brother Silver Dawn was presented based on the Mark VI, which was also equipped with the standard steel body, however, had an enlarged trunk. 1952 extended this trunk was also the successor to the Mark VI, the R-Type adopted.

The vehicle was initially offered with a designated " 4 1/4-litre " inline six- cylinder engine with 4357 cc. From 1951 to 4566 cm ³ also a Displacement extended " 4 1/2-litre " engine was offered. These two versions are respectively as small bore (small bore ). big bore (large hole) known; the latter also became the standard engine in the R-Type.

Body structures ( selection)

James Young sports saloon 1948

HJ Mulliner & Co. sports saloon 1948

Park Ward drophead coupe 1949

Park Ward drophead coupe 1951

Stabilimenti Farina drophead coupe 1949

Facel - Métallon Cresta II fixed head coupe 1951 Designer: Jean C. Daninos, futur of the Facel Vega créateur.