Bentley MK V

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Bentley
Model:Other
Year:1940
Type:Sports saloon
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Maroon
Mileage:1,000
Transmission:Manual
Interior Color:Grey
Engine:4. 25 Litre
Trim:Sports saloon
Number of Cylinders:6
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It was planned to be show this Bentleyat the 1939/40 New York World Fair but due to the hostilities no cars were sentfrom the factory.
Thereafter the car was sold to JackBarclay in 1940 . He owned the world's largest dealership of Rolls Royceproduced cars and was road registered JB 1.
A condition of the sale was that it usedprivately for two years and the company was given regular evaluations as all the Bentley MK V's were experimental cars and considered vital to the companiesfuture production after the hostilities concluded.
B-34-AW was acquired by Andrew Wood inthe late fifties /early sixties and by then was road registered FYL 811. Andrew was at thattime an apprentice with Rolls Royce and a client who owned several of thecompanies cars had taken the Bentley to the workshops at Hythe Road and askedthe foreman to give it to an apprentice who would appreciate the car as his sonhad wrecked the engine and at that time pre war cars had no real value . Anotice was put up in the workshop and Andrew applied for and was given the caronly to be told by the foreman that it would not leave Hythe Road until it wasproperly repaired and driven. It was at this time that the engine from the carthat had belonged to Captain Woolf Barnato was fitted as spare parts for the MKV cars were very difficult to find. An invitation duly followed for the 50thanniversary at Goodwood in 1964 that was arranged by Jonnie Green and his plan were todisplay all the Bentley models made and B-34-AW was probably the only one stillrunning . There are onlysix other MK V's left today and a recreation of the fabled MK V Corniche thatwas destroyed is currently being made by the Rolls Royce Heritage trust inDerby. Andrew Wood and hisbrother Paul thereafter incorporated the company P & A Wood based on thenumber of enquiries from enthusiasts who saw the quality of the work carried outon B-34-AW and who today are the foremost Rolls Royce and Bentley restorers ofthe Marque and retailers of new and classic Rolls Royce and Bentleymotorcars.
The car went through a lightrestoration in the nineties and was displayed in a national motor museum for aperiod.
I purchased the car several years agoand had a professional body off restoration carried out . The car which is the only lightweight Parkward sports saloon has a steel body with aluminium wings, bonnet, boot and doors was painted inits original Corniche maroon colour and a new interior fitted at the same time.A complete mechanical restoration was carried out and B-34-AW is ready now todrive anywhere. The car was invited to the 50th anniversary of P & A Woodand opening of their new Rolls Royce showroom in June this year and it was thefirst Bentley driven over the podium.
The MK V mascot is very special and wasdesigned by Georges Paulin on the instruction of a Rolls Royce director for theBentley MK V Corniche . Last year I commissioned a recreation from the originalby the late Professor Ken Britten for presentation to his nephew Michele GeorgesPaulin in appreciation of his uncles ultimate sacrifice during WW2 .B-34-AW is one of three cars with a MK V mascot.

I will assist with shipping anywhere inthe world to the winning bidder and will listen to offers/suggestions
The car is so rare that only threemuseums have had them on display recently. The VW owned Bentley museum inGermany had one up until earlier this year on display and this has now beenremoved by the owner. The remaining two cars are in long term private ownershipand B-34-AW is the last chassis made at the Rolls Royce factory at Derby makingthis car a very important historic car in the companieshistory.
Best of luck. Any questions answered that I can. Thank you for looking.


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