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    MK V Park Ward Saloon

    • Only 7 of just 11 examples survived
    • The last pre war passenger car built in Derby
    • "Matching-numbers!"
    • Very extensive documentation
    Colour Dark green
    Interior Leder dark green
    Type limousine
    Gearbox Manual shift
    Drive Right
    Location Hamburg

    Description:

    The presentation of the Bentley MK V was planned for the Earls Court Motor Show in October 1939, but was prevented by the beginning of World War II in September. With the MK V, a modern successor of the 4 ¼ liter was constructed, which was equipped with a new generation of engines and the first independent suspension of the front wheels of a Bentley. Due to the beginning of the war – according to most sources – only 11 vehicles were completed, of which only 7 are supposed to exist today! This makes the MK V the rarest Bentley series model and very sought-after among collectors!
    The chassis of this Bentley MK V was transferred to Park Ward in January 1940 and equipped with a Sports Saloon body. After further tests at the factory, the car was given to Mr. C.L. Breeden, owner of the auto-supplier Wilmot Breeden Ltd., who was entitled to a new car despite the war due to a special permit. This MK V is the last pre war passenger car to leave the factory in Derby. After the war RR/Bentley moved to Crewe. The further owners’ history, vehicle history and restoration work are documented by an incredibly extensive documentation. In 2006/07 a complete engine revision took place (“Matching-numbers!”).

    128.500,00 €

    Price (Sales tax not specified)

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    Description:

    The presentation of the Bentley MK V was planned for the Earls Court Motor Show in October 1939, but was prevented by the beginning of World War II in September. With the MK V, a modern successor of the 4 ¼ liter was constructed, which was equipped with a new generation of engines and the first independent suspension of the front wheels of a Bentley. Due to the beginning of the war – according to most sources – only 11 vehicles were completed, of which only 7 are supposed to exist today! This makes the MK V the rarest Bentley series model and very sought-after among collectors!
    The chassis of this Bentley MK V was transferred to Park Ward in January 1940 and equipped with a Sports Saloon body. After further tests at the factory, the car was given to Mr. C.L. Breeden, owner of the auto-supplier Wilmot Breeden Ltd., who was entitled to a new car despite the war due to a special permit. This MK V is the last pre war passenger car to leave the factory in Derby. After the war RR/Bentley moved to Crewe. The further owners’ history, vehicle history and restoration work are documented by an incredibly extensive documentation. In 2006/07 a complete engine revision took place (“Matching-numbers!”).

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