1958 BENTLEY S1 Convertible Conversion

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100000 - 120000 EUR
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Result : 85 200EUR
1958 BENTLEY S1 Convertible Conversion
Serial number B.174.FA Old realization in the style of James Young Automobile of great presence and great elegance French title The Bentley S1 that we present was born as a Sports Saloon, on May 5th, 1958, bearing the chassis numbers B.174.FA and engine BF.87. It was then painted in Shell Gray and Steel Blue, and fitted with a blue leather interior. It was delivered in Belfast to Agnew & Graham Ltd. It changed hands in April 1959, becoming the property of Messrs. Knightsbridge Mtrs. Ltd. in London. Its third owner, the Overseas Visitors Club Ltd. based in London, acquired the car in May 1959. The Bentley then belonged to the Ind Coope Ltd. in Staffordshire from December 1960. In 1964, it became the car of HA Saunders Ltd., still in London. We find back its trace at a Rétromobile show in 2001 on Franky Dumontant’s stand. It had already been transformed into a convertible for many years, certainly by the Pilkington workshops. Its current owner undertook a partial restoration. It was then repainted in RM 4624A navy blue and RM 4435 A sky blue. The soft top was refabricated in navy blue fabric. The whole offers great elegance to this beautiful convertible. Many works were carried out on the engine / gearbox part, with parts from Sauzeau Automobiles. The engine was therefore completely dismantled and checked. The electrical system and running gear were also revised. Today, this Bentley S1 Convertible is in a beautiful state of presentation, its painting is well done and does not display its age. The conversion into a convertible was very well done and is perfectly consistent. The interior looks good, many woodwork has been refinished recently. Only the soft top has a defect on the inner fabric at the rear window. We were able to take the wheel of this car on a route between Paris and Fontainebleau during which the car behaved well. Its engine is silent and efficient, its running gear seems reassuring and the gearbox responds correctly. The ca
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