19th Oct, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

 
Lot 22
 

1958 Bentley S1

Sold for £21,375

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: 480 XVP
Chassis No: B349EK
MOT: Exempt

  • Finished in White complemented to a Red leather interior
  • Offered with V5C document
  • Original RHD S1 that has spent time in Canada and New York State

The Bentley S1 was unveiled in April 1955. A very different car from its predecessors, it was longer and wider and based on a much stiffer chassis. Though the traditional body-on-chassis construction facilitated the manufacture of special-bodied versions, most were delivered with the standard offering produced by Pressed Steel Ltd, featuring alloy doors, bonnet and boot lid. Powered by the final iteration of the company's venerable 4.9-litre straight six engine featuring revised cylinder-head porting, power was quoted at 178bhp. As standard, the unit drove through a four-speed automatic gearbox with steering column control. Suspension was independent at the front by wishbones and coil springs and employed a leaf-spring mounted live axle at the rear. Braking was by drums all round. A total of 3,107 examples were produced between 1955 and 1959.

Repatriated to the UK within the last year, from New York State, this is an original right-hand drive Bentley S1. From the dealer plates on the car, it is likely this S1 was supplied new by Rolls-Royce/Bentley dealer H.R. Owen Ltd in the UK; the car then made its way to Canada before crossing into New York State. Finished in White, the colour scheme is complemented by an interior with upholstery in Red leather and matching Red door cards, trim and carpets. This elegant and well-travelled Bentley S1 is offered with a V5C document and has recently had attention paid to the braking system.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 19th Oct, 2022

An auction of classic & collector motorcars

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