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    Contents [ show ]. Create and save individual searches. ISBN 1 1. In both Rolls Royce Silver Dawn and Bentley Mk VI standard steel bodies were modified to incorporate a boot of about twice the size and the result became known as the R type Bentley based on the Chassis number at which the change took place.

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    The Mark VI 4-door standard steel sports saloon [4] was the first post-war luxury car from Bentley. Announced in May [5] and produced from to it was also both the first car from Rolls-Royce with all-steel coachwork and the first complete car assembled and finished at their factory. These very expensive cars were a genuine success; long-term, their weakness lay in the inferior steels forced on them by government's post-war controls.

    Four-door Saloon, two-door saloon and drophead coupe models with bodies by external companies were listed by Bentley along with the Bentley-bodied saloon. This first Bentley factory finished car was given the name Bentley Mark VI standard steel sports saloon. This shorter wheelbase chassis and engine was a variant of the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith of and, with the same standard steel body, became the cautiously introduced Silver Dawn of In both Rolls Royce Silver Dawn and Bentley Mk VI standard steel bodies were modified to incorporate a boot of about twice the size and the result became known as the R type Bentley based on the Chassis number at which the change took place.

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    Mark VI engines and chassis were modified to provide higher performance and sold to be bodied by selected coachbuilders as the first Bentley Continentals see below. The manufacturer refused to disclose a horse power value for the car other than Tax Horsepower of The later version is sometimes casually referred to as the "big bore" engine, the earlier version as the "small bore" version.

    Each alphabetic series only contained either even or odd numbers, and 13 was always skipped for the odd-numbered sequences. In LHD cars the much less restrictive twin exhaust system was only fitted with the introduction of the R-type. The oil filler cap is another way to identify engine type; a plastic cap is typical of a "small bore" engine, a metal cap of a "large bore" engine. The chassis used leaf springs at the rear and independent coil springing at the front.

    Bentley mark 6

    A control on the steering wheel centre adjusts the hardness of the rear springing by hydraulically adjusting the rear dampers. This is done via opening a check valve that provides pressure by diverting transmission oil to the dampers. A pedal-operated central lubrication system type Bijur-Girling allows oil to be applied to moving parts of the suspension from a central reservoir by using a foot pedal.

    Employing its experience with the steel bodies made in short runs since by then partly-owned subsidiary Park Ward the Car Division of Rolls-Royce offered their lowest priced chassis with a factory-supplied body all-steel so it could be exported all over the world. The factory bodies with a Gurney-Nutting - Blatchley refined shape were made by Pressed Steel Ltd of Cowley and sent to the Bentley works at Crewe for painting and fitting out with traditional wood and leather.

    They featured rear hinged "suicide" doors at the front with concealed hinges, a sliding sunroof , a permanently closed windscreen with a electric defrosting and demisting unit hidden in the scuttle and a second heater that made use of the coolant and was fitted with an electric fan beneath the left front seat. Twin screenwipers were fitted and provision was made for the fitting of a radio with a short and flexibly mounted aerial that could be swung up above the centre of the screen.

    Bentley mark 6

    A fuel consumption of The Mark VI was introduced at a time of steel shortage across Europe which translated into a serious shortage of new cars for sale on the UK market.

    In addition, an automatic transmission option was now available, an automatic choke along with other less visible modifications were added and former export-only options were now available to the home-market. A Mark VI chassis at first referred to within the works as Corniche II was developed by H I F Evernden and J P Blatchley in and carrying a larger engine with a higher compression ratio and modified fuel and exhaust systems, a close ratio gearbox and much higher final drive ratio.

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