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6½-Litre Gill All-Weather Touring Car
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  Bentley 6½-Litre Gill All-Weather Touring Car
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1927
Designed by:Gill
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 08, 2018
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Chassis: PR2310
Originally fitted with a saloon body following Weymann patents, this Bentley was driven extensively by its first owner, who covered more than 35,000 miles in the first two years. It was used to such an extent that the car was returned to Bentley for a first rebuild during which a replacement engine was fitted. In 1931, it changed hands twice. The third owner, Captain Abercromby, also drove the car with verve until the car sustained substantial accident damage in May of 1932. The car was returned to Bentley once more and during this overhaul, it was also fitted with a new All-Weather Touring body. This was built by little known coach-builder T.H. Gill of Paddington, London, using a design licensed by Hibbard & Darrin.

By the time, the car was ready for delivery, in the summer of 1932, it was in the hands of its fourth owner. This was Hugh Hunter, who was an avid racer and a familiar face at Brooklands. After having been safely hidden away during the War, it was eventually sold to the United States. During the 1980s it was 'discovered' and offered at auction as the 'Bentley in the Barn' where it was acquired by a prominent Bentley collector. During the 2000s, it received a comprehensive restoration that was started by Scott Moncrieff and completed for the next owner by Chris Shenton. Regularly used in tours since, it was consigned to the 2018 Bonhams Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.


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Manufactured in 1927
First owner P. Worthington
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