The Bentley Mk. VI was Britain's first postwar luxury car, and reaffirmed that despite the war, Great Britain was still very much the same. The car was built with consummate attention to detail, and to the highest standards using traditionally British techniques. Included among these was the use of a separate frame so that customers seeking individual coachwork could buy chassis only and have them shipped to the coachbuilder of their choice to be fitted with a custom body. Typically, these coachbuilders were British as well, with such famous companies as H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward, James Young, Vanden Plas, Freestone and Webb, and Hooper. A very small number of cars, usually destined for foreign markets, were shipped abroad and fitted with bodies by foreign coachbuilders, such as Graber.
There are varying accounts as to how many drophead Mk. VI's Graber built, but the figure is believed to be between seven and twelve.
Noted Bentley historian Bernard King describes this particular car as a Mk. VI Drophead by Graber, as does German Graber expert Klaus Josef Rossfeldt, but the build sheets indicate that the car was originally a coupe. It is possible that the original commissioner decided to change the order to a drophead, or that the car was converted early in its life, either by Graber or someone else.
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