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 that did use it on the odd occasion in his business as an undertaker, as a funeral entourage car.
Soon after purchasing the car in 2014 the brake and cooling systems were refreshed with over a thousand pounds spent on parts alone. 5 new radial tyres were also fitted at this point. Unfortunately apart from old MOTs dating from 1979 and the original owners book, there is not a lot else in the way of history with the car.
While not perfect the body work is nice, yes there are areas that could be improved, but still very presentable with nice bright chrome work throughout. Interior wise, the leather looks to be original and as such is now showing its age in places although I think today that is called “Patina”.
Under that long bonnet it is very nice indeed. The current owner was told the engine had been rebuilt in the past and it sure looks to of been, but again with no history you make your own mind up? But starting very easily and with no nonsense.
On the road 498FS drives very well, steering is light and precise, brakes work well and the gearbox changes smoothly, attracting many admiring looks while wafting along the country roads round here and even “selfies” when stationary at a T-junction, I kid you not!
Only offered for sale now as its owner is downsizing his collection due to advancing years and the want to move overseas.
NOTE: The personal plate is now included in the asking price and valued at circa £5000
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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).