This elegant Bentley Mk VI was provided with a coach by James Young. The production of this model stuck to 35 examples, making it a rare opportunity. This design C12, body number 1977, has the unique characteristic of a 4d6l saloon body. This abbreviation means 4-door, 6-light, refering to 4 passenger doors and 6 side windows. It points out that side windows have been made behind the doors, usually resulting in a very spacious car. This is the only 4d6l design by James Young for a Mk VI.
The first owner of this special car was H.A. Potts of Blue Yard Garages Ltd, England. He took delivery of his car in May 1952. The first registration of this Bentley was MXO 379.
From the beginning a Bentley Mk VI was delivered with a 4256 cc straight six with a maximum power of 29.4 bhp. In May 1951 this 4¼ Litre engine was replaced by a 4½ Litre engine of 4566 cc with a maximum power of 31.5 bhp, the so called “big bore engine”. The Mk VI James Young B150NZ is provided with this stronger engine from the last years of production of the Mk VI.
The first Bentley Mk VI was delivered in 1946, but deliveries came on stream only in 1947. The last examples were delivered in the third quarter of the year 1952. In these six years of production 5201 Mk VIs were built, although not every source mentions that same number. 3180 examples were built as a 4¼ Litre standard saloon and 1022 examples as a 4½ Litre “big bore” standard saloon. The remaining 999 examples have been provided with a body by a coach builder. 820 of these coach built cars have been delivered with a 4¼ Litre engine and only 179 with a “big bore”. So this Bentley Mk VI James Young is rare car in every respect.