1956 Bentley S1 Standard Steel Saloon 

Chassis number:  B336DB

Registration Number:  TLC404 (Not with car.)

Coming to us from a deceased estate under long term ownership; the late gentleman onwer purchased this car in 1989 with an odometer reading of 124,000 miles.  During the last more then three decades the car has covered 23,000 further miles bringing the toal since new to 147,000. 

The car has been maintained without regard to expense with a large file of service bills attesting to the works done.   This includes a full gear box rebuild in 2010  & as a result the gear changes are smooth & seamless like when new.

The exterior sand over sable paint is presentable with one or two small areas of reaction & the car has been priced accordingly to reflect this.  To the inside is original red leather in decent order but has cracked though in a couple of places on the drivers seat & would benefit from having a couple of patches glued in underneath the cracks.  The car was fitted from new with picnic tables to the rear & a rare factory sun roof.

The car is a very nice driver starting readily & proceeding down the road in a stately & unruffled manner with the engine being a paragon of smoothness.  A full original tool kit is found in the boot in its appointed place.  The boot floor & underside are absolutely sound as the car has lived in a motor house & not been used during inclement weather or on salty roads.  It is thus very corrosion free & way way better then average for one of these.

If you are the knid of buyer who comes to inspect a car minutely & point out every blemish, then please do not come to view it.  If however you are looking for a presentable beautifully maintained lightly patinated car then this one may be for you.  Most of its usage in recent years has been for an easy drive taking several days to the south of France to escape the English winter.  Used as such it is in its element & will give many years of continued service.

Viewings of the car are by prior appointment between Godalming & Hazlemere.

Call Richard Biddulph.  Mobile ++44 (0) 7967 260673

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Vintage & Prestige of Northampton Ltd.


2 Ryehill Ct, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7UA

Viewings & Visits Strictly by appointment only please. We have on site long term storage for over 200 cars with 24 hour security & covered trailer delivery to customers anywhere in Europe.

Vehicle details

Vehicle data

Model name
S 1
First registration date
Not provided
Year of manufacture
Mileage (read)
147,000 mls
Chassis number
Not provided
Engine number
Not provided
Gearbox number
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Matching numbers
Number of owners
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Technical details

Body style
Saloon (4-doors)
Power (kW/hp)
Cubic capacity (cm³)
Right (RHD)
Not provided
Front brakes
Not provided
Rear brakes
Not provided
Fuel type

Individual configuration

Exterior color
Interior color
Interior material

Condition, registration & documentation

Has Report
Not provided
Ready to drive


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Richard Biddulph

EM Rogers Building, 2 Ryehill Close, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate

NN5 7UA Northampton

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

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