1947 BENTLEY MARK VI COACHWORKS BY FRANAY - 39932Sold* at PBCCA Palm Beach 2006 - Lot #723 1947 BENTLEY MARK VI COACHWORKS BY FRANAYhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/39932/39932_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #723 1947 BENTLEY MARK VI COACHWORKS BY FRANAY
Lot #723 - 1947 Franay Bentley
This is the first major winning Concours d'Elegance car after WWII. Winning the first two major Concours in 1948, back-to-back, on the 12th of June at Enghien and the 17th of June at Bois de Bolougne. Mr. Gudol, the original owner and visionary of the Franay, was an industrialist whose sole purpose was to prove to the world that France was not only back from the rigors of war, but ready to reassert its dominance of haute couture and automotive design elegance. The awards the Franay has won over the decades is proof of his timeless vision.
Mr. Gudol, in his wisdom, continued to enhance and advance the performance capacity and design elements of the Franay to push the envelope of an ever improving competitive edge in Concour d'Elegance competition.
Mr. Gary Wales, who has shepherded the Franay through over 50 major awards and honors since 1990, has scaled back the number of public appearances so that the car is currently eligible for any and all Concour d'Elegance events: IN THE WORLD. You will win. When your competitors see you drive up in this rolling sculpture, they know that in the game of "CAN YOU TOP THIS???" you've won.
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