The Bentley Corniche MK V was a lightweight and more aerodynamic prototype based on the Mark V model that was developed in 1939 but the project was interrupted because of World War II. The concept actually emerged as the Bentley Continental in 1952. Weight was one of the main concerns at the time, as tire design didn’t allow for enough safety on heavy vehicles at the increasingly high speeds sports cars were reaching. The prototype was a four-door sports saloon with a body designed by Georges Paulin and manufactured by coachbuilder Vanvooren in Paris. The model was involved in a rollover accident in France and suffered serious damage. According to most sources, bombing in Dieppe destroyed the car and only the chassis was recovered and returned to Derby. The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust in Derby recreated a copy of the Bentley Corniche Mark V.
The Bentley Corniche MK V has an interesting story and The Beverly Hills Car Club team would be happy to share more information about the model. Please don’t hesitate to phone the team anytime, they’re available and ready to assist you. When looking to purchase a special classic, it is recommended to request the help of a classic car expert to look at the model and give you an additional estimate of the car’s value. This will allow you to be 100% confident that you’re knowledgeable about the model you’re looking at and help you make a better transaction. The Beverly Hills Car Club team has been operating in the classic car industry for many years and the team would be happy to share their contacts for classic car experts in your region if needed.
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