Under long term ownership for several decades, this car is a low mileage example having covered a scant 66,000 miles. It is a very early example with single master cylinder having been registered first in January of 1956. We will be properly photographing it during the next few weeks once we have a chance to visit it in its garage in Austria where it resides as part of a small collection of iconic high end cars.
The car is finished in its original colour of Midnight blue with the paint having been redone to a very high standard a few years ago. The interior is original leather & throughout & again is in very fine order as is the burr walnut woodwork.
Mechanically the car has been maintained wihout regard to expense & is in superb condition driving simply beautifully. Currently on Austrian Plates the car may be driven on them to its new home or alternatively we can UK register it for the new owner & deliver it by trailer from the onwers garage in Austria.
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Christoff Cowens 07772188037
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In the fifties, when the motor cars were more and more built with monocoque constructions, the art of coachbuilding was disappearing. Freestone & Webb Ltd, who were specialised Rolls-Royce and Bentley.....
The tremendous success Bentley enjoyed with the R Type Continental continued onto the S Series chassis in late 1955 with a range of new bodies available to collectors. The Park Ward fixed head coupe.....
Vehicle in very good condition. The engines is original and runs great. Almost all parts are original and it has made the normal works of maintenance. Chassis number B269LFD. It has air aconditioner.....
First registered 12.01.1956 and looking to of been supplied by Jack Barclays, 498 FS has only had 3 owners in its life. The first until 1980 when sold to its second owner for the princely sum of £4875.....