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 S1 chassis. Only seven Bentley S1 4-door 6-light saloons were built to design 3191/A, chassis number B297AP being the last one.
The chassis of B297AP was built in 1955 and Freestone & Webb completed the body in 1956. The first owner was Ewart T. Hawthorne who registered the car in Northants, England. The Bentley is in The Netherlands since 1973. After a while the colour scheme of two-tone brown was changed into white.
A major service has been completed. Additional proceedings and replaced parts were: engine oil and filter replaced, fuel filter removed, cleaned and fitted, gearbox oil and rubbers replaced and filter cleaned, valves adjusted and valve seals replaced, brake hoses replaced, front and rear brake cilinders overhauled, master cilinder overhauled.
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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).
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 according to the receipt with the paper work, then in 2014 to its current owner a gentleman collector .....
1956 Bentley S1 Continental Park Ward Coupe
A wonderful rare Park Ward S1 continental Coupe in gorgeous order throughout. This car has been in long-term ownership in Denmark where it has been maintained without regard to expense, being used for high days & holidays in the summer months only.