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Lot 242 - 1947 Bentley Mark VI Special by Syd Lawrence

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ESTIMATE £70,000- £75,000

Auction Blenheim Palace 2019
Auction Date 29th June 2019
Day of Auction Day 1 - Saturday

Lot Details

Lot Number 242
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number B322BH
Year 1947
Make Bentley
Model Mark VI Special by Syd Lawrence

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Description

Few cars lend themselves so well to the creation of modified and fast special tourers as the Bentley Mark VI, and no exponent of such modification is more celebrated than Syd Lawrence. Syd Lawrence was a talented engineer whose apprenticeship with General Motors was disrupted by World War One.

He subsequently worked for Bentley Motors under Nobby Clark and Anzani before setting-up on his own at premises in Southgate, North London. Well known in Bentley circles, Lawrence’s workshop soon became a Mecca for those owners who had been previously struggling to keep their cars running on a diminishing stock of original parts.

Chassis B322BH was supplied new on 16th September 1947, later being converted by legendary Bentley specialist Syd Lawrence into an alloy-bodied special in the style of the Jaguar SS100, the coachwork we understand to have been supplied by Nostalgia Cars of Honiton, Devon. Our vendor has owned the Bentley since 2006, having driven we understand under 1000 miles in the last 13 years, and carefully stored when not in use. The Bentley starts and runs well, having benefited from regular fluid changes.

Finished in Racing Green with a matching green leather interior, this is an elegant and exhilarating car to be driven and enjoyed to the full. A great Mark VI and a huge amount of fun to own and drive.


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