Wed, 14th Oct 2015 12:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 59

1956 Bentley S1 Saloon

Sold for £27,000

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: UXF 805
Chassis No: B135DE
Mot Expiry: Exempt

The Bentley S1 Standard Steel Saloon replaced the R-Type standard steel saloon in 1955. Improved from its predecessor by not just offering seating for five adults, but also a more comfortable arrangement thanks to three extra inches in the wheelbase, enlarged headroom and even bigger boot space. The ride was improved by softer suspension and improved braking which helped to counter the increase in power and engine capacity, which now, with 4887cc was propelled through a four-speed automatic gearbox. Finished in Dark Blue with light Blue leather interior 'UXF 805' has been subject to recent improvement having been re-painted, all the wood being re-veneered and the interior trim being re-connolised and repaired where necessary. The Engine bay has also been cleaned and re-painted, the Carburettor overhauled with a replacement gearbox fitted all of which has been over seen by J.K Engineering Ltd of Biggleswade over 2013/2014. Offered with history file comprising of the original handbooks, 20 old mot certificates dating back to 1963, collection of old invoices and original tool kit this handsome Bentley has just returned from a 200 mile round trip to the Goodwood Revival and is ready to be enjoyed by its new keeper.

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