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1958 Bentley S1 Continental Park Ward Drophead Coupe For Sale

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  • £950,000 As stated
  • 1958
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Price £950,000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Bentley
Model S1
  S1 Continental Drophead Coupe
Year 1958
Country UK
Region Essex
Telephone 01376 409450
Status Trade
Date 14-Jul-2020
Ref C1206321
First seen on a handful of late coach built Bentley R Types, Park Ward’s handsome Continental Drophead Coupe coachwork was successfully carried over to the new 1955 S-series six-cylinder S1 Continental (and new sibling Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud) models become one of the most elegant cars ever to carry the Bentley badge. Like the R Type which it replaced, the Bentley S-series was based around a moderately modified S1 saloon chassis, which was always clothed in a sleeker and sportier coach built style. The most desirable catalogued body style on the S1 Continental chassis was this drophead coupe by Park Ward. Unlike most Bentley convertibles produced in this era, this style was not an ‘adaptation ‘from factory design stampings but rather a full custom body, delivered new to Kemsley Newspapers Ltd in September 1958.

Almost all continentals were built under special order and, as such, were and continue to be highly valued by collectors. Only 431 S1 Continental cars were built, compared to 3,072 standard steel-bodied cars. Of those 431 chassis, 185 were fitted with Park Ward bodies.

In the last decade the car has been owned by a prominent collector and expert, who in their own right has maintained the car without regard for expense.

A graceful car on offer, it’s comfortable and effortlessly to drive, completed with power steering, air conditioning and electric windows. This stunning car is finished in metallic blue with beige hide.

Price: £1,300,000
Registered: 1958
Chassis no.: BC1FM
Model: S1 Continental Drophead Coupe
Transmission: Automatic
External Colour: Metallic Blue
Internal Colour: Beige
Body Style: Drophead Coupe
Registration: CA 604
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