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1959 Bentley S1 Saloon by Hooper (Empress line) For Sale

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Price POA
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Bentley
Model S1
  S1 Saloon by Hooper
Year 1959
Mileage 53,790 miles
Country Netherlands
Region International
Telephone 0031 (0) 174 510022
Status Trade
Date 10-Nov-2020
Ref C1183687
1959 Bentley S1 Hooper Empress Line, chassisnumber B500EG. The actual chassis dates from May 1957 but the finished car wasn't registered until January 1959. First owner was William J. Charlesworth of Charlesworth Mouldings Ltd., a firm that still exists today. Finished in Ming Blue with a light Blue-Grey full leather interior. It comes equipped with the highly desirable power steering an automatic gearbox and a high compression cilinder head, as stated by the RREC chassis card. By 1970 the car was in the hands of well known classic car collector Mr. Victor Crabb. Mileage at that time was 40.364 miles. In 1973 the engine was partly rebuild, the odometer reading 41.571 miles. After Mr. Crabb's death the car came to Holland in 1996 where it stayed in the collection of a Dutch enthousiast. Current odometer reading of 53.790 is believed genuine. A rare chance of buying a coachbuilt Bentley by one of the leading English firms, Hooper. It comes equipped with all tools.
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