1949 Bentley MkVI James Young Coupe, CA Surivor Show Car One Owner 40 Yrs! Rare!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Bentley
- Model: Other
- SubModel: JamesYoungCp
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1949
- Mileage: 39,200
- VIN: B334EY
- Color: Green
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Red
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1949 Bentley Other JamesYoungCp
This is a delightful and especially rare James Young Coupe Bentley Mk VI. It has been owned since 1977 by the same RROC owner who has carefully maintained and consistently shown it at concours and RROC events throughout California. It comes with a HUGE file covering the past 40 years under the ownership of Robert and Michael Wardlow.
Although B334EY is a James Young Coupe, he chassis was originally going to be sent to Gurney Nutting to be fitted with an outrageous Sedanca coupe show car body for an Indian Maharaja that was to be fitted with everything possible: flag staff, lluminated royal crests, itted red leather suitcases, lasks and glasses, hree person picnic basket, tc. Alas, he order was changed and B334EY was instead given to James Young to fit this remarkable Coupe body![youtube]https://youtu.be/NdCujeyccTQ[/youtube]
Condition: (Please review the 100 photos and the detailed inspection video which includes a test drive) From what we've been told and can observe, he car is largely original and has only been maintained, hown, oured in and preserved. This is NOT a barn find. It has been continuously shown at concours events and RROC events and comes fully documented.
The original Bentley Green lacquer is in remarkable condition. As you would expect, t still shows its shiny luster and the years have created some cracking in the paint. This is inevitable and is befitting of an original preserved motorcar.
The chrome and stainless overall are in good to very good condition. The rear bumper is the only piece that could benefit from re-chroming if one wanted to. The glass is original and excellent.
The red leather interior is beautiful. For Connolly Leather to be in such fantastic shape after 67 years is indicative of a car that has been loved and cared for since new. There are normal age patina markings on the leather but overall it is very nice. The gorgeous wood throughout is stunning. As you would expect from James Young coachwork.
The engine compartment reflect more recent detailing for show. It appears as thought the engine compartment has been painted, olished and prepped for concours events. It looks really nice! Further, he undercarriage has also been nicely cleaned and painted for preservation and show. The original leather gaters covering the rear leave springs are in excellent condition. The exhaust system appears to be new. This is a sign that this example has not seen harsh weather and has been well cared for mechanically.
Of course this is remarkably rust free as one would expect from a car that has spent much of its life in California in the hands of a loving RROC owner. The car comes with a large collection of tools, pares, istory file, wards, ibbons, udging sheets, hop manual, eceipts, tc.
The drives beautifully and has fantastic power. I believe this car to be the best performing MK VI that I've had. The radio and trafficators do not work. The lights and gauges work well (the fuel gauge may be intermittent or its low on fuel). The brakes and suspension are very nice with recent brake work performed.
We are sad to have to sell this gorgeous Bentley. It is rare to find such an original James Young Coupe. It's even rarer that it would have such perfect provenance with long term RROC ownership and a history of being shown since the '70's!
For more details please contact Harry Clark at 951.901.5088 or email me at email@example.com. If you like this car don't delay. There's only one.