Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Bentley Series 1 Continental Park Ward Drophead Coupe This delightful Bentley was ordered new in 1958 as one of just 50 RHD Series 1 Continental Drophead Coupes and came equipped from the factory with power operated hood, power steering and radio. Handed over from the coach builders Park Ward to H R Owen on July 30th it was then delivered to its first owner, a Mrs Herbert Jenkins of Lady Cross Lodge, Brockenhurst, Hampshire. Mrs Jenkins retained the car for just 18 months before selling it back through Jack Barclay’s of London to a Mr Gilbert Luck who part exchanged a Bentley Standard Saloon along with £1000 for the Drophead. Unlike its first owner, Mr Luck obviously saw the Bentley as a car to keep long-term and he only relinquished possession, and then only to his son, in 2013, some 52 years later. Over the duration of Mr Luck's ownership the Bentley was used regularly but carefully and had only registered some 65,000 miles by 2014. In contrast maintenance bills on file add up to in excess of £47,000, which testifies to the cherished ownership the car has enjoyed over its long life. With a change of ownership in 2014 the car received a
1955 Bentley S1 Freestone & Webb Saloon Chassis Number - B202LAN Engine Number - BA101 1 of 7 Built! The Ex Jack Warner Car This car was ordered new by Hollywood producer Jack Warner of Beverly Hills, California. It also has the distinction of being the first left hand drive S1 built. Freestone & Webb built a total of 23 S1's, with only 7 being built to the design of 3191/A. This car was the first produced to this design configuration. Mr. Warner had owned a number of Bentley's prior to taking delivery of this car and in doing so made many improvements on each car he bought. This car has the luxury of getting many custom features that Mr. Warner ordered exclusively.
Bentley S1 Continental Fastback Coupé (1956) Chassis No: BC.73.AF: UK Supplied: Ex. Swiss Title Unique Original Build Colour Specification The ’50s were a never-to-be-replicated era for spectacular automobile design. Bentley Motors, wishing to make its mark in the early ’50s, made a big splash with its R-type Continental in 1952 and most of the 200 + examples produced featured a bold fastback design, with two raised fins on each side at the rear. When introduced, the car was the fastest and safest four-seat production car in the world. It was a spectacular success, despite costing many times more than a Cadillac of the same era. 1956 marked the final iteration of the W.O. Bentley- designed straight-six engine. With 4.9 litres, increased compression, larger carburettors and intake valves, power was said to have increased by 13 percent. As cars became more powerful and refined through the 1950s, Bentley adapted the new “Cloud”-series chassis and engine to its prior fastback design, this time on the S-1 chassis. Gone were the weight-saving features of the R-type model, such as lightweight seats, replaced by more luxurious features. Other newer features could then be ordered, like electric windows and air conditioning. Combined with a host of suspension, steering and braking improvements, which by this time were power-assisted, the entire S1 Continental package was finely tuned to ensure capable, competent road manners and excellent performance. The S-1 Continental Fastback Coupé by H.J. Mulliner was a big success continuing in the tradition of its predecessor. Collectors have recognised the uniqueness of its styling and the fastback cars have recently experienced a great increase in both demand and price. The Bentley S-1 fastback, of which less than 120 were manufactured in both RHD and LHD, is a comparative bargain to its European competition and one twelfth as common as a Gullwing, for example. Our car BC.73.AF was the 22nd motorcar completed at the H. J. Mulliner workshops, Bedford Park, Chiswick, London W4 & was supplied via official Bentley sales agent Charles Attwood & Sons Ltd to P Gibbons of Wolverhampton in March 1956. Mr Gibbons commissioned his motor car to be specially built in his personal & very rare colour choice of Vineyard Green with Beige Hide interior as the car is still presented today. On Hexagon Classics acquisition, we commenced a comprehensive re-commissioning of the Bentley – Bare Metal repaint in its original factory colour. – Complete mechanical re-furbishment to include detailed engine compartment preparation. – Renewal of MOT test certificate. – Re-furbishment of interior by Connolly trained personnel. – Exterior renewal of coachlining by the traditional method. Accompanying the Bentley is the cars historical chassis file which includes: – Drivers Hand Book “S” Type – Factory Build Sheet Specification – S1 Continental Production Schedule – Varies Service Maintenance Invoices – FIVA Identity Card – Ex CH Title Document (Fahrzeugausweis) – UK Vehicle Registration Documents This sensational and highly regarded S1 Continental Fastback Coupé is now available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.