1957 | Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

 

AUD 815,736

 

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

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Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
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Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
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Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner
1957 | Bentley S1 Continental Mulliner

AUD 815,736

 

United Kingdom

 
Coupe
174/237 kw/hp
Richard Biddulph

Vintage & Prestige Fine Motor Cars

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Bentley
    Model S 1
    Model name S1 Continental Mulliner
    Year of manufacture 1957
    Chassis number BC47CH
    Technical details
    Body style Coupe
    Body detail Coupe
    Power (kw/hp) 174/237
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 4,887
    Cylinders 6
    Doors 2
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Drive Rear
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Others
    Manufacturer colour name -
    Interior colour Others
    Interior material Others
    Optional equipment
    Rechtslenker

Description

1957 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback by H.J.Mulliner
Chassis number: BC47CH
Registration number: 789UXW
Right-hand drive chassis number 'BC47CH' was ordered in April 1957 by John Irwin Esq of St James', London from Jack Barclay Ltd, Rolls-Royce and Bentley main dealers of Berkeley Square in London's exclusive Mayfair. The chassis was delivered to coachbuilders H J Mulliner on 24th June for the erection of a '2-door 4-light Continental Saloon to Drawing 7400', with specific instructions that 'all possible (be) done to reduce weight'.

Factory records confirm that power steering was specified from new. Mulliner's records confirm delivery to Rolls-Royce on 13th November 1957, and the car was delivered to Jack Barclay and the guarantee issued to John Irwin on the following day. The Continental remained in its first owner's possession until March 1960 when it passed to Farmer A Dark Services of London SW4.

In 1981 the Bentley was acquired for by Frank Cooke's celebrated 'Vintage Garage' collection in Massachusetts, USA. Its history in the intervening period is not known; however, it is known that the car was acquired as part settlement of a restoration account. Although of later manufacture than the typical car in Frank Cooke's collection, the Continental was a favourite, Frank driving it on the Nova Scotia Tour and attending the R-ROC Newport Meet in 2003, among other events and general use for pleasurable motoring.

When Bonhams sold the Frank Cooke Collection in September 2006, the Continental (Lot 1000) was bought by a Mr Leonard Vinville of London and shipped back to the UK. In 2009 the Bentley passed into the ownership of respected French collector, Jean-Marc Krief. The previous owner purchased the car via Frank Dale & Stepsons in May 2010. While in the his possession, the Continental has been maintained with no expense spared by Gordon Dale Enterprises Ltd, as evidenced by bills on file, the most recent of which is dated February 2014. Since then the car has been looked after again with no expense spared by Marque Speicailist Nigel Sandell.

Formerly registered '91 JGC' in the UK, this car enjoys the advantages of automatic transmission, the aforementioned power steering, and after-market air conditioning which is well & unobtrusively fitted. It is most attractively finished in Green livery, with the paint having been recently redone and is trimmed in maroon leather. There are veneer door cappings and dashboard detailing. Maroon carpets are fitted thoughout including to the boot where the original tool kit with a full set of tools nestles within its appointed box.
The current owner has a small but exclusive collection of cars all in impeccable condition. During his tenure the car has seen regular but sparing use. The car is fully serviced, wanting for nothing & is ready for its next chapter in life.
I have to stress how well sorted this car is & how beautifully it drives. We have several available right now so are good judges of the merits or the individual cars.
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Globe Industrial Estate 9
United Kingdom RM17 6ST Grays
Vintage & Prestige Fine Motor Cars
Richard Biddulph
Globe Industrial Estate 9
United Kingdom RM17 6ST Grays
Richard Biddulph
Globe Industrial Estate 9
United Kingdom RM17 6ST Grays
Richard Biddulph
Vintage & Prestige Fine Motor Cars
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