Beautiful Bentley Comes to Charterhouse

A classic 1950 Bentley saloon is entered into the Charterhouse online auction of classic and vintage cars on Wednesday 23rd September.

“Any classic Bentley is a piece of British motoring history and this saloon is no exception.” Commented Richard Bromell. “With its super smooth lines and super smooth 6 cylinder engine this was the gentleman driver’s choice over its sibling Rolls-Royce back in the day.”

The Bentley was supplied to its first owner S C Joseph Clifford Motor Components (Birmingham) in February 1950.

Still a matching numbers Bentley 70 years later, the car was restored in the 1990’s. This included an engine rebuild, a bare metal respray, a retrim with Oxford hide with matching carpets and a new headlining. In addition, the walnut trim was also repolished.

Now looking for a new garage, this post-war gentleman’s express is estimated to sell for £20,000-25,000 at the Charterhouse auction.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for this auction of classic and vintage cars on 23rd September, their sale of pictures, books, sporting items and Beswick on 1st & 2nd October followed by classic and vintage motorcycles on 28th October.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to make a Covid-19 safe home visit, contact Richard Bromell and the team at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email images to Richard on rb@charterhouse-auction.com

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The 1950 Bentley Mk VI Standard Steel Saloon, £20,000-25,000 in the Charterhouse online auction of classic and vintage cars on Wednesday 23rd September