Bentley Special 1950

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Lot No: 66

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1950 Bentley Special 15,000 (Not Warranted) £37,500.00 + buyers premium


This Bentley Special was built in the early 70s by Halse Engineering of Lewes east Sussex, making this body nearly 50 years old, Believed too be number 7 out of 16 built the design was the inspiration of the famous Harry Rose one of the stalwart behind the B.O.D.C.
This Vehicle spent many years on the Isle of Wight where Aviation engineer owner maintained it, where after retiring to Devon sadly passed away. The vehicle was then purchased by a local engineer who has maintained the vehicle ever since. This is a truly amazing vehicle to drive and admire.

Auctioneers Notes: After a pleasant drive to Newton Abbot to meet the vendor and owner of this stunning Bentley Special, I have to say, just looking at this machine sends the pulse rate up. The attention to period detail is excellent and when she is fired up, after going through the starting procedure, switching on fuel pumps etc, your ears are subjected to “the Bentley sound” magnificent ! In the car’s files there are DVLA records of owners going back to 1976 and a recent invoice, this year, for just under a £1,000 for a new radiator which was specially made in Germany. Routine servicing has been carried out by the vendor, an engineer by profession. The reason for sale is that the family are moving abroad and so his cars have to be sold. May be viewed by appointment from the 10th of January.

Auctioneers Notes No 2: The vendor of the Bentley Special has dropped in another file containing invoices while the car was in his hands, old MOT’s and Tax Discs etc plus an original June 1990 Motor Sport Magazine which has a long article and pictures of Harry Rose who we believe designed this wonderful car, plus a full workshop manual for the MK VI and R Type Bentleys. The car can now be viewed.

Full Details:

Lot No. 66
Auction 31st January 2020 - 97% SOLD
Vehicle Make Bentley
Vehicle Model Special
Year of Manufacture 1950
Mileage 15,000 (Not Warranted)
Registration RPG360
Date first Registered 28-04-1950
Chassis Number B443FU
Engine Number B471F
Estimated Sale Price £49,000 - 50,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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