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1952 Bentley Mk.VI Convertible Coupé by Mulliner of Birmingham [B342NZ]

1952 Bentley Mk.VI Convertible Coupé [B342NZ] in Jay Leno's Garage, Non-fiction TV, 2006-2018 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: UK

1952 Bentley Mk.VI Convertible Coupé by Mulliner of Birmingham [B342NZ]

[*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle


dsl SX

2014-09-16 02:39


Mid-39 plate. 4¼ Litre??

johnfromstaffs EN

2014-09-16 11:36


I think not. It may be 4 1/4 litre, but not of the 1939 type.

Ignore the misleading personal plate, once the property of Sir John Paul Black of the Standard Motor Company, and look again.

Normally I would not comment until I have identified the coachbuilder, but I have drawn a blank so far, being thrown by the split windscreen, which doesn't seem to be terribly well executed. This car looks to have a Mk VI radiator shell, Mk VI(ish) front wings, Mk VI diecast grilles under the headlights, and Mk VI style independent front suspension, making it unlikely to have been built in 1939 unless having been subject to much expensive retrofit work.

A more side on view might help, or I might spend some money on Bernard King's Mk VI book, but probably to no effect since the registration plate is shown as having once been an R-type Standard Steel Saloon in the R-type book written by the same author, thus underlining the fallibility of attempting dating by number plate only.

Not the same, but an illustration: -


-- Last edit: 2014-09-16 19:21:05

dsl SX

2014-09-16 22:32


@jfs - I think I've saved your fifty quid for a few weeks ...
[Image: 52-bentley-mkvi_mullnr-dv-14-pbc-01.jpg]
1952 Bentley Mark VI four-passenger convertible coupé with coachwork by Mulliner of Birmingham [B342NZ] - Link to "www.conceptcarz.com"

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-09-17 09:48


Well done, a one off, no wonder I had missed its existence. I still think that the windscreen is a botch job, compare it with the Royce next door.

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