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1952 Bentley MKVI 'Big Bore' Saloon.
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A good useable example of the desirable ‘big bore, small boot’ MKVI, in sound order, correct in all ways, and driving particularly nicely, with a very lively engine, which ‘feels as though it wants to go’! The car has been with us in the past, so we know it from then, and can recommend it as being ready to use. Complete with an absolutely complete tool kit in the tray under the dashboard, with handbook just beneath, large tools in correct clips in the boot, a useful file of history, and the original logbook, dated Jan 9th, 1952.
Chassis No. B186NZ. Reg No. GNJ 147. £26,500.
Apple of The President’s Eye. Ordered
for & used by Thomas R. Harrington, son of the founder of Harringtons.
Thomas Harrington Snr (1859/1929) was based in Brighton where his first
coachbuilder experience was gained in the building of light horse drawn wheeled
conveyances – flys, wagonettes & landaus.
After only 3 years business had grown & diversified into motor
vehicles and Thomas moved from Church Street to King Street, Brighton.
Shortly after Thomas Snr’s death Harringtons moved into new purpose
built premises known as Sackville works, the factory covered some 7 acres and
after WWII the company had over 600 employees.
Thomas Jnr & his brother were joint Managing Director & Chairman
of firm until 1960, Thomas R. Harrington passed away in 1963, aged 80 years old.
Early in 1961 the Rootes family gained a
financial stake when Harringtons were purchased by the Robins and Day group who
were owned by the Rootes family, but privately and
outside the Rootes Group.