In 2018 I a friend of mine informed me of this Bentley Mk6 that had been laid up in a barn for 30 odd years and was about to be auctioned by John Pye auctioneers.
Instantly placed a bid and then contacted an existing client who had asked me to keep an eye open for a new project for them.
The client had no real plans for this car but were open to advise.
although we have built several Lemans style specials I really wanted to build something a little special.
I showed the client the pictures of the Black Prince ! They were mesmerised and asked if we could produce a car that looks like the Black Prince.
The car sat in storage until we had time and room to fit it into our already very busy schedule
This Bentley is a perfect donor for a special, she had been partly diy restored by her previous owner, the car was well beyond an economical restoration, a full restoration would run into approximately £70,000 for the end result being a value of £45,000.
On stripping the body from the chassis we found the usual horrors in the sills and body mount areas.
Stripped chassis at the shotblasters, you need to have a good friend in this game so you can jump the queue
Collected the chassis the next day in red oxide.
Rolls Royce B80 engine 8 cylinder perfect for the Black Prince special.