To be offered on Saturday 11th May at Heythrop Park, Chipping Norton OX7 5UF. For further details please contact the office on +44 (0) 1926 691 141.
Registration: To be registered
Chassis Number: B69BC
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1956
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 25,000 - 30,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
-Originally a 1956 Bentley S1 Saloon purchased new in London by Charles Lloyd-Jones
-Sold to Australia and became the property of the Right Honourable 6th Earl of Stradbroke, Keith Rous
-Converted to a utility vehicle by coachbuilder George Williams of Camperdown, NSW
-Painted in Banana Yellow with a bespoke timber load bed positioned where passengers would normally sit
-Currently wearing the logo of a previous owner, 'Mount Fyans Black Angus Herd'
-Great promotions/advertising vehicle. The World's Poshest 'Ute'
The Bentley S1 Standard Steel saloon replaced the R-Type Standard Steel saloon which had been in production, with modifications, since 1946. An extra 3 inches were added to the R-Type's wheelbase thereby enabling five adults to travel in comfort with increased headroom and more boot space for extra luggage, however, the creator of this unique vehicle obviously required even more headroom and luggage space and modified this lovely Bentley to enable 10 Sheep to travel in comfort with basically, unlimited headroom.
This, remarkable, right-hand drive Bentley S1, was originally purchased in London in 1956 by Charles Lloyd-Jones and subsequently became the property of the Right Honourable 6th Earl Stradbroke, Keith Rous who took the car to Australia. There, it was converted to a utility vehicle by coachbuilder George Williams of Camperdown, New South Wales who positioned a 'Woody-style' bespoke timber load bed where the rear seat passengers would normally be and painted the whole car a vibrant Banana Yellow. It is currently wearing the logo of a previous owner, 'Mount Fyans Black Angus Herd'.
Returning to the UK in 2012, this amazing car has formed part of our vendor's private collection ever since. Not UK registered but with all taxes paid, this S1 is a great promotions/advertising vehicle and is perhaps the world's poshest Ute?
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 .....
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 .....
Invoices from the highly prestigious Padgett Motor Engineers for work on the chassis, rear body, mechanics and servicing.
Long distance aluminium fuel tank fitted.
Immaculate condition and ready to be driven.
Odometer currently reads 43,808 miles.
Rare “7401” body style (1 of 27 made worldwide).