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The Bentley Mark V
Rolls-Royce Limited was a renowned British car and, from 1914 on, aero-engine manufacturing company founded by Charles Stewart Rolls and Henry Royce on 15 March 1906 as the result of a partnership formed in 1904....
's second Bentley model. Released in 1939, it had little in common to any other model. Incorporating a new-generation straight-6
The straight-six engine or inline-six engine is a six-cylinder internal combustion engine with all six cylinders mounted in a straight line along the crankcase...
engine. The engine displaced 4.3 L (4257 cc/259 in³) with a 3.5 in (88.9 mm) bore and 4.5 in (114.3 mm) stroke.
A lightweight and aerodynamic Corniche
model was planned, but the outbreak of World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...
halted production with just a single example completed. This car had a body designed by Georges Paulin and built by Pourtout
Carrosserie Pourtout was a French coachbuilder. Founded by Marcel Pourtout in 1925, the firm is best known for its work in the decades prior to World War II, when it created distinctive and prestigious bodies for cars from numerous European manufacturers. Pre-war Pourtout bodies were mainly...
of Paris. A copy of this car is currently being recreated by the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust in Derby.
- Mark V: 11 (plus 4 unfinished) ( 7 cars remaining )
- Corniche: 1 (plus 3 unfinished) ( 1 being recreated)