1957 Bentley S1 Continental H.J. Mulliner Fastback
Chassis number: BC46BG
Registration number: 721GUV
Body Number: 5955
For sale on behalf of the current lady owner, a picture of whom we have washing the car in a Scotish river in 1968 no less. Provenance does not come any better then this spanning a half century. The car was purchased from Rippon Brothers in Leeds by the current owners father when it was just 10 years old.
The car is finished in Masons Black having had a bare metal respray & all body work issues attended to at that time documented by a photographic record. To the interior are the original maroon Connolly hides in fine order throughout. The woodwork has been removed & re-lacquered. The car comes with original bills, green log book & hand book. A massive history file comes with the car showing vast expenditure & an open cheque book approach to maintaining & restoring the car. Indeed the last bill from the esteemed P & A Wood brothers in June of this month comes to no leass then £26,120.88 pounds & is representative of the kind of maintenance the car has regularly received.
To drive this car at speed is to understand why they were accorded the Moniker "Continental"; a sobriquet entirely befitting of the car. At 90 to 100 MPH the car is silent, composed & will run all day at such speeds devouring the miles at an uncanny rate of speed. Gear Changes are seamless, the ride supple & tuned. This car was the subject of a magazine article detailing the family's ownership over the years up to the present day pictures of which are on our site.
Opportunities like this to buy a low ownership Bentley S1 Fastback in impeccable condition do not come along often!!!