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 Post subject: Post war: Prince Bernhard's first Mk VI
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:03 am 
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Post war: Prince Bernhard's first Mk VI. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands had bought a used Bentley 4 1/4 litre Drop Head Coupé by VandenPlas in the UK during the war. This he liked much better then the Park Ward bodied 4 1/4 litre Drop Head that preceded it. He even took his 4 1/4 litre to the Netherlands and used it here (he also used two Mercedes (one ex-Seys-Inquart, one ex-Krupp Bohlen von Halbach) which had been err..commandeered). Soon after the war he ordered the then new Bentley Mark VI with a Drop Head Coupe by VandenPlas. The car was a disappointment as the standard of workmanship obviously was not to his liking: the car leaked badly - when it rained, through the top.
It still exists, out in the Bahamas....not much rain there, man...Chassis B230 AK, so nr 115 off the postwar productionline..


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 Post subject: Re: Post war: Prince Bernhard's first Mk VI
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:58 pm 
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Another shot of #B230AK (sorry about the quality)


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