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1927 Bentley 6½ Litre    
Original 1926 Numbers
Chassis No. WK2661
Engine No. WK2654
Registration No. YR 1978

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Chassis No. -
Engine No. -
Registration No. YR 1978

(Current owner / former owners, please come forward with updates. - December 2016)
 
September 2017
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Found on Vintage & Prestige website on September 7, 2017

1926 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Tourer

Chassis No: WK2661
Engine No: FR2635
Registration number: YR1978

A simply magnificent Bentley 6 1/2 litre Bentley with a recent engine rebuild being completed at the cost of £70,000. The car is thus in fine order & ready for immediate extended use.

The 12ft 6 chassis (382 cm) of WK 2661 came out of Cricklewood in November 1926 with engine no FR 2635. Its first owner, Major Creyke, specified a Weymann type saloon body from H.J.Mulliner. It remained in England for a long time before being taken to Sweden by its new owner, who had R.C.Moss convert it to a Vanden Plas style tourer in the early Sixties.

The car is finished in a pleasing shade of blue painted bonnet & wings, with Blue rexine fabric to the body, all of which is in fine order. To the interior is Grey hide throughout again in lovely condition with matching grey carpets. A black mohair hood easily erects although it appears to have been little used.

The engine having been rebuilt is in fine fettle. It starts instantly, & pulls very strongly in all gears. Twin driving lamps up front augment the large head lamps during nocturnal excursions. A large & sonorous brass klaxon is mounted under the bonnet, as is a modern full flow oil filter.

Its present owner, a Dutchman, bought it twenty-three years ago in December 1993 from well known London dealer Gregor Fisken. He has used it profitably to enjoy Concours d'Elegance and Rallies as far afield as the Bentley International Tour of South Africa in 2001. During his tenure the car has been maintained without regard to cost as indeed attested to by the big bills that come with the car.

This 6 1/2 litre Bentley is all original mechanically , so it's a true "matching numbers" car. It gets its charm from its distinctive bodywork which pays tribute to the Le Mans Speed Sixes, and partly from its torque and the superb way it drives. That's what these W.O.Bentleys are about. It's a marvelous machine, waiting to seek out new adventures and pile on the miles!

This car is for sale as of September 7, 2017

 
     
     
  Source: Vintage & Prestige Classic Cars LTD
Posted: Sep 18, 2017
 
     
February 6, 2016
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Salon Retromobile Paris, February 2016

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'baffalie'
Posted: Apr 01, 2017
 
     
February 4, 2016
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Salon Retromobile, February 2016

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Perico001'
Posted: Dec 21, 2016
 
     
September 2010
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North Rhine-Westphalia, September 2010

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Erik Wiffers'
Updated: Jul 09, 2014
Posted: Nov 11, 2013
 
     
2006
In The Netherlands in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
2004
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Photograph was taken during Concours d' elegance Paleis 't Loo in the Netherlands in 2004.

 
     
     
  Source: Ernst Jan Krudop
Posted: Jan 15, 2008
 
     
2001
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International Bentley Tour of South Africa, 2001

 
     
     
  Source: Russell Browne
Posted: May 08, 2013
 
     
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  Source: Auto Junction - IndiaMART
Posted: May 01, 2007
 
     
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Car in the photograph
bears Reg. No. BFA 945
on the number plate
 
 
 

Restoration of a vintage 6.5 Litre Bentley

 
     
     
  Source: Richard C. Moss
Posted: Jan 05, 2007
 
     
1970
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Kensington Gardens, circa 1970

 
     
     
  Source: Mike's Bus Pages
Posted: May 30, 2013
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. WK2661
Engine No. WK2654
Registration No. YR 1978
Date of Delivery: Nov 1926
Type of Body: Saloon (Weymann)
Coachbuilder: H J Mulliner
Type of Car: ST3
   
First Owner: CREYKE Major R
 
     
  More Info: Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "BS box. Note. Converted to steam driven by owner F H Babcock. Rebuilt by R C Moss as Vanden Plas 4 seater, in Sweden."  
     
     
  Posted: Mar 01, 2007  
     
 
 
 
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Dec 15, 2017 - Info and photographs received from Hans Hugenholtz for Chassis No. KM3088
Dec 14, 2017 - Info and photographs added for Registration Nos. GP 31 & GP 401
Dec 13, 2017 - Info and photograph added for Registration Nos. YR 4575 & XP 8879
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