Bentley Mark VI Cresta Coupé 

  • 1948
  • 4.3L
This rakish two door four seater coupe bodied in aluminium and steel could be described as one of the most important Bentleys ever created and arguably provides the missing link between the pre-war Bentley Corniche and the post-war Bentley Continental.
Bentley then delivered a Mark VI in the form of chassis cum engine with a special steering rake suitable for coachwork with a low roofline.

Data points Key details of the Bentley Mark VI Cresta Coupé

Number built

Mark VI Cresta Coupé
17 cars
300 cars
4 cars

Engine size

Mark VI Cresta Coupé
4,257 cc
7,993 cc
GT 86
2,000 cc

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Bentley Mark VI Cresta Coupé
The importance of this order for Pinin Farina must not be understated, because a coachwork design commissioned by a French customer wouldn't be excluded from exhibition at a future Paris Salon and his company was in urgent need of cash, because in December 1946 fire had destroyed their factory in Turin.
The Cresta was to have a lower radiator header tank and scuttle, and a shorter more raked steering column.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Bentley
Type of car Production car
Year 1948
Number built 17 cars


Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc


Chief designer Pinin Farina

power & handling

Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,257 cc
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 4.5 in
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