The Bentley Mark V was the second Bentley model made under Rolls-Royce ownership. The new model was announced in 1939 but production was interrupted because of the war and resumed in 1941. The Bentley Mark V was sold as a bare chassis that customers would send to their coachbuilder of choice to be fitted with a bespoke body and interior. The production moved to Crewe after the war and the Bentley Mark V was the last model of the Derby Bentleys. The chassis design was innovative, featuring deep side rails that would reduce flexing and necessitated a redesigned independent front suspension. A new generation, straight-6 engine with a 4.25-liter displacement, overhead inlet and side exhaust valve powered the model. The gearbox featured synchromesh on all ratios except first and reverse and the clutch design was improved for a better driving experience. Suspension featured a leaf-sprung front beam axle for the first time on a Bentley and brakes were servo-assisted.
Should you be thinking about purchasing a Bentley Mark V, The Beverly Hills Car Club team would love to share some tips and advice to help you make a better transaction. The staff has been operating in the classic car industry for a number of years and has developed an unmatched expertise when it comes to buying and selling classics. One recommendation they’ll give you is to always purchase a model that’s in the best condition, within your budget. Classic cars can be a great hassle when they require service and big jobs like complete restoration are highly time consuming and onerous. The Beverly Hills Car Club team would be more than happy to help you evaluate your options if needed.
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