The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Bentley MK V. We make the process of selling your Bentley MK V quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Bentley Mark V was a luxury sedan built by British automaker Rolls Royce in 1939. Within days of the debut of the Mark V, Britain entered WW2. Rolls Royce announced that it would no longer be selling cars to the general public, because they would be dedicating their efforts to helping with the war effort. Rolls Royce offered the chassis to coachbuilders to complete.
Only MK V Chassis were manufactured. Eighteen chassis were scrapped. 17 Mark 5 cars were completed and just one Corniche MK V was made. Only 7 of the original cars are known to exist, making the MK V one of the most rare and valuable Bentley autos.
It used a straight-6 F-head, with an overhead inlet and side exhaust valve. The engine displaced 4.25 litres (4257 cc/259 in3) with an 88.9 mm (3.5 in) bore and 114.3 mm (4.5 in) stroke. It used a synchromesh four speed manual transmission. For a comfortable ride, Bentley switched from leaf springs to independent front suspension and an anti-roll bar.
The single Corniche built was an experimental prototype made with a lighter steel. It had sweeping, teardrop shaped wheel wells and a graceful fantail. It had a body designed by Georges Paulin and it was assembled by Vanvooren of Paris. It was their first 4 door sports saloon. It was in an accident, while in France, and the damage was significant. It is believed to have been destroyed by bombing. The project languished during WW2, but was revived in 1952 as the Bentley Continental.
8 cylinder 3506 cc engine
Rear wheel drive