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1947 Bentley Mark VI Coachworks by Franay to Fetch $2 Million in Auction

This multiple “Best in Show” winner is arguably the greatest post-war Bentley in the world.
Universally recognized as the most unique and valuable postwar Bentley/Rolls Royce in existence, the 1947 Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet, with custom coachworks by French coachbuilder Franay, is heading back to the Barrett-Jackson's auction block next month where it is expected to be sold for around $2 million. Five years ago the car was sold for $1.76 million at the Palm Beach Collector Car Event, and its value has estimated to have increased by up to 25% since.
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First shown at the 1947 Paris Auto Show to world-wide acclaim, the Franay-Bentley went on to win the 1947, 1948 and 1995 Concours d-Elegance and has won 50 such awards since, including the 'Best of Show' at the 1991 and 1999 Rolls-Royce National Meet. This immensely impressive vehicle has an interior that is adorned in 100 percent frog skin, and with its visually arresting, Art Deco style body this one-of-a-kind masterpiece from the Ron Pratte collection is sure to meet its reserve at the Scottsdale Auction held between 15 and 22 January 2012.
1947 Bentley Mark VI Coachworks by Franay to Fetch $2 Million in Auction
1947 Bentley Mark VI Coachworks by Franay to Fetch $2 Million in Auction
1947 Bentley Mark VI Coachworks by Franay to Fetch $2 Million in Auction
1947 Bentley Mark VI Coachworks by Franay to Fetch $2 Million in Auction
1947 Bentley Mark VI Coachworks by Franay to Fetch $2 Million in Auction
1947 Bentley Mark VI Coachworks by Franay to Fetch $2 Million in Auction



 
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