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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

1957 Bentley S1 Continental Two Door Coupe - Collector Car For Sale (Click Here)


Year : 1957
Make : Bentley
Model : S1 Continental
Coachbuilder : Park Ward
Body Type : Two Door Coupe
Colour : Tudor Grey
Trim : Tan Leather

History : Chassis No BC67BG is one of just sixty six right hand drive all aluminium bodied fixed head two door coupes bodied by Park Ward on the S1 Continental chassis. 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 was originally the brain child of legendary coachwork designer John Blatchley who had been largely responsible for the styling of the R Type Continental by H.J. Mulliner. Six R Type Continental chassis were delivered to the Park Ward works who were then owned by Rolls-Royce.

Blatchley was given the task of styling the four drophead coupes and the two further fixed head coupes on the R Type Continental chassis, a design which was later slightly adapted for the marginally longer S1 Continental chassis. BC67BG is fitted with the later, arguably more attractive rear light configuration, with slightly smaller rear fins. It also benefits from the S1 Continental mechanical upgrades in the form of power steering, the larger 8:1 compression carburetors and the dual braking system, all of which were original fittings in 1957. BC67BG is fitted with the arguably more attractive smaller rear windshield, with larger C posts, giving the motor car a more attractive side profile and overall appearance than the later “wrap around rear window” variants. This particular example has been nicely restored in recent years being repainted in Tudor grey. The interior aspects have also been tended to with a re-trim in tan leather, along with new beige carpets and headlining. The interior woodwork has also been removed and re-veneered to a very high standard. The boot compartment was also re-trimmed at this time, completing the cosmetic upgrades. BC67BG has been fitted with five new radial tyres, is complete with its original handbook and is finished with an un-plundered tool set located in the boot. More recently a modern stereo system has been fitted into the glovebox, whilst the original appearance of the dashboard has been retained with a period stereo fascia. BC67BG is a very nice example of this increasingly sought after model and is one we are very pleased to be offering for sale.

Condition : In excellent condition throughout.

Technical Data : Four speed automatic gearbox, power steering, 6 cylinder in-line configuration engine, 4.9 litres displacement, 4887cc capacity. Drum brakes servo-assisted.

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