Price: (AUD) $39,500
* The cash price does not include transfer fee or stamp duty if this car is sold without registration. May be eligible under “club permit scheme” in Victoria.
This car is a late 1950 Mk 6 Bentley “J” series was built as an export model with a manual gearbox, and arrived in Melbourne and was first registered in March 1951. Its commission number is B113JNengine number B181J .
The car is currently registered under the VicRoads Club Permit scheme ,which is not transferable , but we are happy to assist any Victorian purchaser in obtaining a new permit.
This Bentley is not concours, but in very good, presentable and usable condition with original matching numbers intact.
The car was built in November 1950, and imported and sold through Kellow Falkiner in March 1951, a Mr A .F
Crosby of Malvern , Melbourne who was the managing director of Standard Motor Products Limited which subsequently became AMI. The registration number of the car at this time was AC111. The car was apparently sold by him in October1953 when its registration was altered to GCL 222. (Source for this “The Bentley in Australia “page 398), Robert McDermott has worked on the car over the years when the car was owned by a Melbourne family. During the 1990’s a David Crichton owned the car. In 2000 the car was purchased by a Melbourne surgeon , before passing on to a titled gentlemen in 2004 ,also in Melbourne, who retained the car until 2009, when it passed on to the last owner who has enjoyed almost 7,000 miles with the car over the past 14 years.
A comprehensive invoice and service file over the past 24 years is included with the car, and in fact invoices totalling in excess of $50,000 are an indication of the care and attention this Bentley has received that time. The original tool case and owners handbook is included, with only one small spanner missing.
The car has been repainted and re trimmed at some stage, but not in the last 20 years or so, but remains in very nice order with a very good interior , original and sound body and a well presented engine compartment.
When work has been required it has been carried out. The front suspension has recently been refurbished, the fuel pumps rebuilt, first gear repaired, the rear leaf springs have been cleaned and reset and new spring gaiters installed. All work has been carried out by Robert McDermott save for the last two invoices which were carried out by the Healey Factory and the current up to date service by the Derby Motor Works.
Always garaged, and obviously well cared for, this Bentley Mark VI is now ready for the next owner to enjoy.
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