The Bentley Mk. VI was Britain's first postwar luxury car, and reaffirmed that despite the war, Great Britain was still very much the same. The car was built with consummate attention to detail, and to the highest standards using traditionally British techniques. Included among these was the use of a separate frame so that customers seeking individual coachwork could buy chassis only and have them shipped to the coachbuilder of their choice to be fitted with a custom body. Typically, these coachbuilders were British as well, with such famous companies as Abbott, H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward, James Young, Vanden Plas, Freestone & Webb, and Hooper. A very small number of cars, usually destined for foreign markets, were shipped abroad and fitted with bodies by foreign coachbuilders.
Abbott Ltd. created multiple Drophead Coupe variations on the Mk VI-theme. As in true coachbuilding tradition, no two were exactly alike.
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