Registration Number: 213 DVK
Chassis Number: B289EK
Engine Number: BE469
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Guide Price: £8000 - 14000
Road Tax Exempt
A very British motor car, the S Series combined the finest standards of luxury and refinement with 100 mph performance in an outstandingly elegant body. Who could fail to be proud to own such a superb vehicle, which some say, became the pinnacle of the classic Bentleys?
Driving an S1 or being driven in one, you get an amazing impression of quiet. There should be little or no background noise and you are simply wafted through the countryside in tremendous style. The smell of the leather and feel of the magnificent woodwork with picnic tables, cigar lighters and thoughtfully placed mirrors, all add up to being utterly spoilt for driving anything else of the period.
213 DVK has gained a Rolls-Royce radiator grill, a popular conversion in the seventies for those eschewing the sporting Bentley image for the real status symbol of driving behind that famous grill. This was a particularly favourite conversion with operators of Wedding Car fleets as the Rolls was seen as the way to make a more memorable arrival, especially at one’s nuptials.
The motor car is probably ready for a little rejuvenation bodily, although the interior still has the air of dignified ageing, which may provide further service in wedding duties. The 6 cylinder engine of 4887cc is coupled to a 4 speed automatic gearbox. The motor car runs and drives but service history is unknown. Sensibly reserved, the Bentley comes with a current V5C registration certificate and an RF60 registration book.
Auction Date: 21 March 2019 - Please visit our website for full information...
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 coachbuilders, ceased in 1958, after only 17 coaches on a Silver Cloud I chassis and 24 on a Bentley .....
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A truly spectacular example of these wonderfully elegant 'slope back' Bentley Continental's - and most unusually this one sports a pair of rear wheel Spats too
The history folder is quite excellent, with original correspondence from the very earliest portion of BC41BG's life
The success of the R Type Continental between 1952 and 1955 lead to the creation of the S1 Continental chassis, which was released in April of 1955. For the first time Bentley enthusiasts had a greater choice of coachwork designs to choose from with H.J. Mulliner and Park Ward responsible for bodying .....
Finished in Tudor Grey with contrasting Tan Hide Interior.
This lovely example which was first registered in 1957 has covered just 66,520 miles.
Its condition both inside and out reflects the loving care and attention that has been bestowed upon the car by the previous custodians. The car is accompanied .....
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 and drophead coupe designs on the R Type Continental chassis were originally the brain child of legendary .....
This Bentley S1 from the last year of the six-cylinder engine, 1959, is in the Netherlands since 1994. From 2009 onwards it has been in storage and has not been used anymore.
The engine runs well and quietly. The car can be driven, has a good oil pressure, but is not (yet) suitable for public roads. .....
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 and original radio turner.
1957 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead
- Full engine, gearbox and automatic transmission restoration, completed by the highly prestigious Padgett Motor Engineers.
- Coach trimming carried out by specialists Simtrim.
- Immaculate condition and ready to be driven.
- Odometer currently reads 55,597 .....