Car Co Ltd.
Specialist dealers in early Rolls-Royce
and Bentley cars.
1951 Bentley MKVI
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attractive, coachbuilt MKVI, in sound condition, not used for some time, but now
mechanically re-commissioned and driving well. The body is sound, and the engine
runs very nicely, sounding healthy. As
we understand it, this car is the first built of its later popular ‘long
wing’ design, being well balanced and handsome to many eyes. An interesting
period in the cars history is a period spent in Africa, for which we have a copy
of an article taken from an RREC magazine of 1975. Fundamentally good and sound,
complete & correct, fitted with five new tyres, and MoT tested until January
Reg No. MGJ
to A H Currie at Moulsham Lodge, Chelmsford previously the lodge house to
Mouslham Hall, built in 1564 & then re-designed in 1730 by the Venetian
architect Giacomo Leoni for Benjamin Mildmay, the 1st Earl FitzWalter.
The Mildmay family were the dominant family of the region from the mid
1500s to the mid 1800s but by 1784 the direct male line of the Mildmay’s was
extinct & in 1809 Moulsham Hall
was demolished. The surviving
Dowager FitzWalter relocated to her other seat in Dogmersfield with the family
estate being sold in its entirety in 1830. In
1899 Guglielmo Marconi “The father of wireless” opened the first radio
factory in the world in Moulsham in a disused silk mill.
A.H. Currie’s father Robert Harvey Currie, a gentleman dairy farmer
with a prize winning herd of Friesian cattle.
In 1915 he took delivery of a new Fowler-Wyles single cylinder plough
which had been designed to appeal to those farmers who preferred their plough to
be in front of them, John Fowler went on to built a monster machine capable of
some 6 furrows! During the 1960s
B272LJ had a journey of a life time with Andrew Ayres through East Africa – a
copy of the article he wrote about this trip is with the car.
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