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).
The Bentley S1 4 Door Sports Saloon (7401) by H.J.Mulliner is an extremely rare model with just 27 of its type ever being built. When built, features included an aluminium body instead of the standard steel one, “suicide” rear doors and even an adjustable drivers seat that sat on extended rails. The model was sold at a 60-70% premium over the standard steel saloon. Despite its lighter shell and trimmed features, even by todays standards the 7401 is an indubitably comfortable ride. It’s believed that there are just 9 motors of its type still running in 2017.
This motorcar (B156BA, BF474) was originally supplied to HR Owen of London in 1956. The bill of sale, still present with the car, shows that the car was first delivered to Sheffield. Since then, the vehicle spent most of its life off the road in the USA before it was rescued and brought back to life by Rolls-Royce & Bentley Specialists Bensport Ltd. The original H.J.Mulliner build sheets are present with the car, along with multiple restoration invoices, the most recent being from engineering specialists Padgett Motor Engineers in 2014. We spoke to Jeremy Padgett (Padgett Motor Engineers), a close contact of ours, regarding this immaculate car. Whilst working on the car he told us that the car is fantastic to drive, an opinion shared by ourselves and the current collection manager. This Bentley also comes fitted with the highly desirable long distance aluminium fuel tank, perfect for those long touring days.
The car is offered as part of a two car collection, however both cars can be purchased separately. When together, they make a powerful statement, combined with the matching colours it is an impressive spectacle. When apart, both cars still hold their own and would be a great addition to any classic car collection. Both cars start effortlessly, these are not museum pieces and have been setup/maintained to be driven. The current owners private collection manager has cherished these cars and has always ensured the cars do not sit stagnant whilst the owner is away on business. The cars are being sold to pave way for a very special project.
Call 01522 685 476 or email [email protected] to arrange a viewing or to discuss this motorcar further.
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 .....