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Bentley MK VI James Young Sports Saloon '51

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Reference ch.152HR
Make Bentley
Model MK VI James Young Sports Saloon '51
Type berline
Construction year 1951
KM 99006miles
Cilinder displacement 4257
Gears manual
Steering right hand drive

 

This four –door saloon by James Young is an excellent illustration of a type of coachwork applauded in the text. It does ,however , present another anomaly and illustrates once more that there is a pitfall around every corner for the researcher into Bentley lore! The car is B 152HR a late 4 ¼ litre MK VI , ordered by Jack Barclay Ltd for J R Swanston of the Colnbrook Trading Company of Colnbrook in Buckinghamshire and to be supplied locally by Weybridge Autos Ltd of Queens Road in that town. All the official records show that the car which still carries its original registration mark (LXH 739) was destined for James Young’s two- door saloon coupé – or what we might call fixed head coachwork. But as can be seen here , that was not to be. Why we shall probably never know. Specifications Bodywork Length : cm (in): 488 (192) Width : cm (in): 178 (70) Height : cm (in): 163 (64.5) Wheelbase : cm (in) : 120) Weight: kg (lb) : 1854 (4087) Mechanics. Displacement : straight-six 4257 cc, front-mounted Valve gear : 12 Fuel system : 1 SU carburettor Gearbox : 4 speed, manual Driven wheels : rear-wheel drive Maximum power : ± 132 bhp Top speed : 154 km/h (96 mph

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