Bentley - Bentley Mk 6

The Bentley Mk6 was the first Bentley produced at Crew after the war, starting in 1946. It was based heavily on the just prewar Mk5 of which a few had been made, with coil sprung independent front suspension, the suspension as also utilised on the Rolls Royce Wraith of 1939. This carried on to the Bentley Mk6, although the Mk6 chassis which had a 4 inches shorter wheelbase. The 4275cc engine was also carried over, except with modification to have overhead inlet and side exhaust valves, exactly as Harry Ricardo had designed for the efficient 4 litre Bentley engine in 1930, but we are digressing. The Bentley Mk6 was 4256cc from 1946 to 1951, after which the engine became the  4.5 litre (4566cc), and these later Mk6 bentleys are invariably referred to as "Big Bore small boot" to distinguish it from teh later car with the same engine that had a larger boot. The Mk6 Bentley was produced into 1952.

These cars were supplied with the Works Standard Steel Saloon body, and this body was based heavily on the 1939 Mk5 Park Ward body. With the post war Mk6, this was the first time a Bentley model came with a ready made body from the factory, although in the traditional manner chassis would be supplied to any client who wished to have their own coachwork made. 

The original tyre fitment size for a Bentley Mk6 was 650x16. We would suggest a radial alternative Blockley 185VR16

Blockley Products for Bentley Bentley Mk 6


Blockley Radial

£196.00 (£235.20 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)