1955 Bentley S1 Continental

Year : 1955
Make : Bentley
Model : S1 Continental
Coachbuilder : H.J.Mulliner
Body Type : Fastback
Colour : Black
Trim : Red Leather
Technical Data : Four speed automatic gearbox, power steering, 6 cylinder in-line configuration engine, 4.9 litres displacement, 4887cc capacity. Drum brakes servo-assisted.

History

The success of the R Type Continental between 1952 and 1955 lead to the creation of the S1 Continental chassis, which was released in April of 1955. For the first time Bentley enthusiasts had a greater choice of coachwork designs to choose from with H.J. Mulliner and Park Ward responsible for bodying the majority of the 431 S1 Continentals produced. One of the most popular designs was the fastback coachwork by H.J. Mulliner, design number 7400. It was modified to fit the 3 inch longer S1 Continental chassis and in styling terms was adapted further from the R Type Continental with a raised front wingline and less bulbous rear wings with a higher line which were finished with stylish new swage lines. Just 123 were built in right hand drive between 1955 and 1959 and they are still considered to be one of Bentleys finest achievements. Chassis No BC55AF was maintained for a number of years at Frank Dale & Stepsons London and subsequently restored to showroom condition in recent times, with coachwork restoration, a full re-trim, engine overhaul and many other aspects tended to. Air conditioning was also installed to add to the drivers pleasure. The finished product is excellent throughout and we consider this particular motor car to be one of the finest examples in the world. Its beautiful appearance complements its performance on the road and we would suggest it should be seen and driven in person to be truly appreciated.

If you would like to make an enquiry about this vehicle, please contact us by phone on (00 852) 2285 1888 or by email at enquiry@frankdale.com.hk