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Every year, at auto auctions we see records are set and broken with cars/bikes selling for record prices and sometimes even gaining the title of most expensive like the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa which became the most expensive car to be sold at an auction last year.
Now it seems that another record is about to be made and this time of a most expensive Bentley which is currently held by a Speed Six Tourer for $5.1 million in 2004. The record seems to last only till June 29 when a rare 1929-'32 Bentley 4 1/2-liter goes up for sale at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Among seven cars and two motorcycles, this red Bentley is the main highlight of the collection that belonged to a British watchmaker George Daniels who died last year. The car is expected to fetch a record sum of $6.3 million which will make it the most expensive Bentley ever sold at an auction.
The red Bentley is a supercharged single seater, once owned by Sir Henry Birkin, a British racing driver, one of the "Bentley Boys" of the 1920s.The Bentley named as the Brooklands Battleship is known for setting the Brooklands Outer Circuit Lap record in 1931 at more than 137 mph. Now we have to wait and watch until the auction takes place on June 29 at Goodwood.