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Bentley 6 1/2 Litre, 1926

Year1926
Engine: Six cilinder engine

Bentley 6 ½ Litre 4-seater tourer, year 1926. Chassis number WK2661, engine number FR263X. UK registration YR197X. Colour blue combined with a mouse grey leather interior and mouse grey carpet. Black hood and black mohair tonneau cover. In November 1926, this majestic Bentley 6 ½ Litre with chassis WK2661 was supplied to a Major R. Creyke in the UK fitted with a Weyman type saloon body by H.J. Mulliner. The automobile remained in England for a long time before it was taken to Sweden by its new owner who had R.C. Moss convert it to a Vanden Plas style 4-setater tourer body in the 1960s. WK2661 reappeared in 1970 at the Kensington Gardens Parade in London in its tourer guise. In December 1993, the WK2661 was sold to the Netherlands by the well-known London dealer Gregor Fisken. The car was registered in the Netherlands in 1994. The Dutch owner used this impressive automobile profitably to enjoy concours elegances and historic rallies as far afield as the Bentley International Tour of South Africa in the year 2001. In 2007 the bodywork was restored, and in 2010 the engine was completely rebuilt at a cost of € 50.000. In the process the owner decided to have twin carburettors fitted which increased the power output to about 160 bhp at 3.500 rpm. Over the years the Bentley was serviced by van Laar Classic Cars in the Netherlands, service invoices are present. In 2019 WK2661 was sold. Currently Bentley 6 ½ Litre WK2661 is in a wonderful and very good vintage condition, and the automobile drives impressively. The exhaust note is fantastic, and the six-cylinder in-line engine delivers lots of torque. The mechanicals feel rock solid, and the gearbox shifts perfectly with proper double de-clutching. The bodywork and the interior show a wonderful patina (normal signs of use and age from good use and proper care) which add a lot of character to the pre-war look and feel. Mechanically, WK2661 is a super original Bentley 6 ½ Litre, the twin carburettors (instead of the Smith-Bentley BVS 50) and the one instead of two ignition magnetos are modifications as seen on the Speed Six. Additionally, the engine is fitted with a modern oil-filter conversion. Fitted with the Vanden Plas type 4-seater Tourer bodywork chassis WK2661 is a marvellous machine in the spirit of the legendary Le Mans Speed Sixes. Only 284 Bentley 6 ½ Litre chassis were built from 1926 until the end of 1928. This Bentley 6 ½ Litre is listed in the Bentley Register. This is a rare opportunity to obtain a sought-after Bentley 6 ½ Litre. The automobile can be sold to, and registered in, any country around the globe.

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Year 1926

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