1947 Bentley MK VI Figoni et Falaschi Coupe

The only post-war Bentley bodied by the famous Parisian firm Figoni et Falaschi, used in period to shuttle its owner between Paris and Monaco. A unique combination of robust British engineering and breathtakingly elegant French design.

Our featured car, chassis number B9AJ, is one of a handful of Mk VI cars to make the journey across the channel, and it holds the distinction of being the only Bentley bodied from new by the renowned coachbuilder Figoni et Falaschi of Paris. Best known for their graceful, windswept designs on Talbot-Lago, Delahaye, and Delage chassis, Figoni et Falaschi is one of the most revered and respected coachbuilders of the period. The body maker was at the forefront of style, applying the principals of haute couture to the art of motorcar bodies. For the ultimate fashion statement during the height of the Concours d’Elegance craze, Figoni et Falaschi worked directly with Parisian fashion designers to create clothing ensembles that complemented an automobile’s lines and palette. The highest standards of craftsmanship complemented the impeccable style, and it is estimated that a Figoni et Falaschi body took more than 2,000 hours to produce.

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