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Barrett-Jackson to auction world’s most expensive post war Bentley

Andrea Divirgilio / October 27, 2011

1947 Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet

Bentley is one of those high-end car brands, which seems to have its vintage models in high demand. After the 1927 E. Bullivant Bentley and the 1921 1st production model, it’s a post-war 1947 Bentley which will be up for auction, organized by Barrett Jackson. Decorated with over 50 awards at various events, The 1947 Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet is perhaps one of the most historic models known to auto lovers from around the globe.

This particular edition of the Bentley didn’t get its fame for the brand name alone. What was stored under the hood matched the magnum-opus status of the vehicle. Under the bonnet, there is a 6- cylinder inline engine which had a displacement of 4566cc, and worked on a manual 4-speed transmission. It took 15 seconds only, to reach from 0-100 km/ph and, could go to a top speed of 161 km/ph.

On the exterior, one can’t help but gape at the black and chrome accented coupe chassis, with a drop-head convertible design. Other than the presence of black color on the body, the interiors feature fiery red frog-leather upholstery, and space which can lend a comfort ride for 2 adults with aplomb. No wonder, the 50 titles including the prestigious August 1991 Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance, September 1991 San Diego Concourse d’Elegance, and also a limited edition production of just 3 pieces played a significant role in commanding the $1.7 million winning bid, at the 2006 auction. Now that it’s going under the hammer once again, it won’t be a surprise to see it crossing the $2 million mark with considerable ease, as far as folks at Barrett Jackson is to be believed.

Via: Jameslist/Barrett Jackson

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