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  Bentley Speed Six Mulliner Sportsman's Saloon
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1930
Designed by:Mulliner
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 03, 2018
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Chassis: LR2778
Originally built for Bentley stock, this Speed Six was fitted with a striking Sportsman's Saloon body by Mulliner. Through Jack Barclay and Duff Morgan Ltd., it was sold to the Maharajah of Jaipur in October of 1930. During its spell in India, it was maintained by Barker, who subsequently repatriated the Bentley in 1937. It was acquired by Dennis Becker and his family would own and use the car extensively on the road through to 1973. During this period, it served as the family's daily driver and was used on road trips with regular visits to the German Autobahns. The next custodian would also own the Speed Six for three decades during which it was exhibited as a representative of the British automobile at the opening of the channel tunnel in 1994. It changed hands again in 2004 and then in 2010. It was subsequently comprehensively restored by specialists R.C. Moss. Once the work was completed, it was shown at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance as part of a special cars of the Maharajahs display. It placed second in class and also won the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy and the J.B. Nethercutt Trophy for the most elegant closed car. In 2018, the car was offered through RM Sotheby's private treaty department.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1930
Engine number NH2748
First owner Maharaja of Jaipur
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