Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe
Of the various Swiss coachbuilders, Carrosserie Graber is undoubtedly the most well known and successful. Hermann Graber, who was born in Wichtrach, Switzerland near Bern, learned the coachbuilding trade from his father, becoming a well respected builder of horse-drawn vehicles before making his first automobile body for a Fiat 508 in 1927. He achieved additional fame in St. Moritz two years later, as he won the Concours d’Elegance for his work on a Panhard-Levassor 20 CV – an achievement that undoubtedly expanded his international renown and eventually resulted in additional commissions from Alfa Romeo, Bentley and others.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2009 at the Battersea Evolution, London.
4,257 cc inline six cylinder F-head engine, four-speed manual gearbox, coil spring and wishbone front suspension, semi-elliptic springs with adjustable shock absorbers at rear, four-wheel brakes with hydraulic actuation front, mechanical actuation rear. Wheelbase: 120".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Pieter E. Kamp