Bentley MkVI Special (U80)

Year 1953 (S)
Body Type Special
Mileage 61831
Gearbox Manual
Fuel Type Petrol
Engine Size 6.8
Owners 3
Doors 0
Seats 2
CO2 g/km

Vehicle Description

For Sale 1953 Bentley MKVI R/ S Special
Registration Number: SRN 494

SRN 494 was first registered in 1953 and converted by the Bradley Brothers for and raced by Bill Cheston in the 1960’s. Subsequently purchased by Douglas Symonds and then sent to Alan Padgett where they embarked on a rebuild to make this creation into a very comfortable open two seater touring car which is presented today.

This is a well-known car with loads of history, featuring in 50 Years of the Marque (pages 285 & 286) and volume 1 Special Bentleys (page 346) and was presented at the Dorchester Hotel as an example of how well these cars can be turned out.

A 1930’s style BRG body, fully folding windscreen with wind deflector/ aero screens, full weather equipment including a new hood and half tonneau. plus a full tonneau, a rear spare wheel carrier and a fitted removable trunk.

This is a very reliable and economical car, built on a R type shortened chassis with a S1 engine bored out to 5 litres and fitted with triple 2 inch SU’s feeding a special inlet manifold. ,
The head has been planned to raise the compression ratio and the continental close ratio gearbox and high ratio continental rear axle gives comfortable cruising at low revs. (Rare)
A 6 branch exhaust manifold and stainless twin exhaust and a recently fitted new radiator and grille.
The brakes and front suspension have been recently overhauled.
Fiennes Showroom are delighted to offer this very unusual creation with a racing pedigree. Viewing can be arranged by appointment as the car is currently located with the owner. Our facility can offer Classic finance, vehicle detailing, storage and enclosed transport.

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Technical Details

Vehicle Details

Make Bentley
Model MkVI
Mileage 61831
Year 1953
Number of Owners 3
Transmission Manual
Fuel Type Petrol
Model Variant Special
Body Type Special
Doors 0
Colour Green


Torque 0
Engine Size 6.8
Acceleration 0
Top Speed 119


Average MPG 0
Urban 0
Extra Urban 0

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