1951 Bentley Mark VI
Photographed in November 2018 at Richmonds, South Australia
Powered by a 4.5 Litre inline 6-Cylinder engine with a 4-speed manual gearbox, this Bentley just exudes the style and grace typical of the upper-end British cars of the period.
Bentley refused to disclose a power figure, but road tests of the time noted that the Big Bentley would pull in top gear down to 6 mph, and was able to easily climb a hill with a 1 in 9 gradient.
The Mark VI was the first car from Roll-Royce/Bentley with all-steel coachwork.
They inherited problems from the low-grade steel which was all they had available to them post-war.
Many chassis were provided to independent Coachbuilders.
Body types available were 4-Door Saloon, 2-Door Saloon and a Drophead Coupe.