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  • RefCode: TA1132496
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: 4 1/4 LITRE
  • Derivative: 4 1/4 Litre 3 Position Drophead Coupe
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,937
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

During the late 1920s and early 1930s Bentley ran into grave financial trouble and by 1931 Rolls-Royce had stepped in and bought the assets and goodwill of the defunct company and formed a new one, Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd. Rolls-Royce had considered the Bentley marque to be a growing threat to their future success, but following their purchase decided to continue the Bentley name, albeit under their own stewardship, taking the company in an entirely new direction with the creation of the Silent Sports Car or Derby Bentley. In 1933 the new Bentley 3.5 Litre model was released and was an instant success. The combination of effortless power and style met with almost universal praise. It was powered by a developed twin carburettor version of Rolls-Royces own 20/25 model and was installed in a low 126 inch wheelbase chassis that basically remained unaltered until the cessation of production in 1939 due to the outbreak of hostilities. Synchromesh was present on third and fourth gears and the Derbyswere fitted with a cross flow cylinder head and superb servo assisted brakes, encapsulating all of the perfection of Rolls-Royce engineering in this small sporting Bentley. Fitting of individual coachwork by approved body builders continued in true Rolls-Royce fashion giving potential buyers a great deal of choice in the look of their new motor car. 1936 saw further improvements with the introduction of the 4.25 Litre model when production of the 3.5 Litre unit ceased. H.J.Mulliner are synonymous with the Bentley marque and were responsible for some of the finest coachwork fitted to Derby Bentleys in terms of the build quality and overall appearance. Chassis No B190JD is perhaps one of their most stylish creations in the pre-war era. It was originally completed in March of 1937, the only car built to Design No 5861 by H.J.Mulliner on the 4 1/4 Litre chassis and then subsequently supplied to Mr H.M. Thompson of Edinburgh. It remained in the Edinburgh area until 1942 when it was purchased by TheHolland Gravel Co Ltd in Derby and changed hands again in 1946 when it was purchased by Lady L. Throokmorton in Surrey. The car then moved to the London area in 1952 where it remained until 1960. At this time Chassis No B190JD was used at Pinewood Studios for a film starring US actor Robert Wagner who was so impressed with the car that he bought it and when the filming concluded he took it back to America with him. A further three American owners followed up until 1990 when the car returned to the UK and became part of a large collection in the north of England. Over the next eighteen years, B190JD covered only 700 miles until being acquired in 2008 by the present owner. Following some essential mechanical works to ensure reliability, the car was taken on the BDC tour of Alaska in 2009 where it performed very well. Upon the cars return to the UK the owner decided upon an extensive restoration program to bring the car up to show standard. Over the ensuing years a full body off restoration wascarried out, covering all mechanical and cosmetic aspects. The coachwork was removed and the chassis was extensively restored. All major mechanical components were stripped, overhauled and restored to as new standard. The existing ash frame was in poor condition so a new frame was constructed and the coachwork was extensively restored to ensure a perfect surface to prepare for painting. The chrome was re-plated, the interior woodwork restored and re-veneered and a new hood and interior were trimmed to complete the process. The restoration took several years as one would expect and all of the work was carried out to the highest standards. Each stage of the restoration is documented photographically and the car comes complete with extensive files documenting the process. B190JD took its bow at concours level in 2016 when it won best in class, best Derby Bentley and also the runner up for best in show at the annual BDC Concours. The following year it followed up this success with best in class at theRREC annual concours. Since 2008, every aspect of this beautiful motor car has been restored to ensure perfect performance, reliability and also show quality cosmetics. Its one of the very best Derby Bentleys Frank Dale & Stepsons has had the privilege of offering for sale and one that comes highly recommended.

CALL 0208 226 3040
  • RefCode: TA1149900
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: CONTINENTAL R
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,953
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Black
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

The decision was taken in 1950 to develop a Bentley motor car capable of producing high maximum speeds ideal for Continental touring on the long straight roads of Europe. The higher speeds were to be coupled with correspondingly high rates of acceleration and excellent handling. In order to achieve these lofty ambitions a tremendous amount of research and testing were conducted using quarter scale models in the Hucknall wind tunnel. Extensive testing and alterations allowed Ivan Evernden and John Blatchley of the Motor Car Division to design a body not only of exceptional style, but also of an aerodynamic shape that reduced drag and achieved excellent levels of stability even at speeds in excess of 100mph. By late summer of 1951 the drawings and scale models became reality with the creation of the prototype R Type Continental which in time became known as OLGA. Every weight saving opportunity was taken in the production of OLGA, with the majority of the car being crafted from lightweight aluminium.This included the body, window frames, bumpers and even the seat frames. In September of 1951 testing began in France under the supervision of Walter Sleator who was the managing director of Garage Franco-Britannique, the Rolls-Royce agent in Paris. Sleator was well qualified for such a task being an ex-racing driver. Following extensive testing and refinements production began in early 1952. The R Type Continental was at the time the fastest production four seater car in the world, capable of speeds of well in excess of 100mph. The Continental chassis shared many similarities with the Mk VI and R Type chassis, sharing suspension, steering and brake components. However the combination of the fitment of a high ratio back axle, the lightweight construction and the smaller sleeker body style resulted in performance that was far and beyond superior to any car Bentley had previously produced in the post war era. The chassis were assembled in Crewe with the vast majority of the 208 built then transportedto London by train where they were fitted with coachwork by H.J. Mulliner of Chiswick, with all but fifteen cars fitted with their fastback bodies. The A, B and C series cars were fitted with 4.5 litre engines that displaced 4,566cc and produced 158bhp. Chassis No BC3C which we are currently offering for sale was originally completed in August of 1953, finished in black with a beige leather interior. It was also ordered with six fitted suitcases, a removable centre arm rest in the front of the cabin and a compass on the nearside of the dashboard. It was supplied by H.A.Fox & Co to its first owner, Mr H.C.Coriat of England in September of 1953. Mr Coriat retained the car for a little over a year and sold it in December of 1954 to Mr Guy Moreton. It was then owned by Mr R.H.Baker from 1960 until 1975 when it was purchased by Mr Leon Shapiro of the United States. It was acquired by Mr John Harwood in January of 1976 who kept the car in New York until around 1985 when he relocated to London, bringingBC3C with him. Once back in London, Mr Harwood decided to restore BC3C to its former glory. The body was removed and the works commenced, but for reasons unknown the car was not completed and it subsequently was put into storage where it remained for many years. In around 2010 the car was sold in a partially finished state at auction following Mr Harwoods passing. At this point the restoration recommenced with coachwork, mechanical, trim, chrome and woodwork restoration. In more recent times the engine was overhauled and prior to being offered for sale Frank Dale & Stepsons have prepared the car to showroom condition. It comes mechanically prepared and tested and is complete with copy chassis cards and historical documentation. This handsome R Type Continental is perhaps the most sought after specification in its original colour scheme, with rear wheel spats, air conditioning mounted on the parcel shelf, manual transmission and bucket seats and should be seriously considered by anyone looking toacquire a superb example of this iconic Bentley Continental.

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  • RefCode: TA1157587
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: S1
  • Derivative: S1 Continental Six Light Flying Spur LHD
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,957
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: LHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

Up until 1957 Bentley had only offered two door Continental style bodies, so to meet the demand of requests from their customers for a more practical four door variant with greater luggage capacity the Flying Spur was born. H.J. Mulliners chief designer George Moseley was entrusted with styling the new four door motor car and his design was so well received that it lasted the entire production of Continental S Type Bentleys until 1966, also becoming one of the coachbuilt options available on the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III chassis. A total of just sixteen cars were built in left hand drive by H.J.Mulliner on the S1 Continental chassis to Design No 7443 and this particular car Chassis No BC4LCH was the very first example produced. It was ordered new through the Rolls-Royce agent in New York J.S.Inskip and delivered to its first owner Mr Angus Ray Gross in October 1957 to his home in Baltimore. Mr Gross retained the car until June of 1979 when he sold it to Mr James O Cason of New York. Mr Grossretained the car until 2005 when it was shipped to Europe to be restored, a process that took four years. It has recently benefitted from preparation in our London workshops with expenditure in excess of £30,000. This beautiful Bentley Continental is stylishly finished in shell grey over garnet and comes prepared and ready for its fourth owner.

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  • RefCode: TA1175490
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: 4 1/4 LITRE
  • Derivative: 4 1/4 Litre Saloon by Carlton
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,936
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

During the late 1920s and early 1930s Bentley ran into grave financial trouble and by 1931 Rolls-Royce had stepped in and bought the assets and goodwill of the defunct company and formed a new one, Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd. Rolls-Royce had considered the Bentley marque to be a growing threat to their future success, but following their purchase decided to continue the Bentley name, albeit under their own stewardship, taking the company in an entirely new direction with the creation of the Silent Sports Car or Derby Bentley. In 1933 the new Bentley 3.5 Litre model was released and was an instant success. The combination of effortless power and style met with almost universal praise. It was powered by a developed twin carburettor version of Rolls-Royces own 20/25 model and was installed in a low 126 inch wheelbase chassis that basically remained unaltered until the cessation of production in 1939 due to the outbreak of hostilities. Synchromesh was present on third and fourth gears and the Derbyswere fitted with a cross flow cylinder head and superb servo assisted brakes, encapsulating all of the perfection of Rolls-Royce engineering in this small sporting Bentley. Fitting of individual coachwork by approved body builders continued in true Rolls-Royce fashion giving potential buyers a great deal of choice in the look of their new motor car. 1936 saw further improvements with the introduction of the 4.25 Litre model when production of the 3.5 Litre unit ceased. The coachwork options available to buyers of Derby Bentleys was wide, with numerous body builders in the UK and further afield. Chassis No B55GP was originally completed in August of 1936, fitted with a saloon body by Rippon. It was ordered by Mr Leonard H.Firth of Leeds and records show it changed hands in 1951 when purchased by W.C.W. Brice of Rochester. In July 1938 Chassis No B203KU was completed, fitted with one of three very stylish saloon bodies by Carlton. At a time unknown, but thought to be early in these cars lives, thecoachwork from Chassis No B203KU was removed and replaced with an open tourer design. The Carlton saloon coachwork was then transferred to Chassis No B55GP and the original Rippon saloon coachwork was removed and discarded. Carlton coachwork is considered by many to be some of the finest built for Derby Chassis. This particular design is perhaps some of the most stylish saloon style coachwork ever made, with strong indications that Gurney Nutting had a hand in the styling of this design. The body is pillarless with suicide opening rear doors, creating exceptional ease of access to and from the car when both doors are opened. The side profile of this motor car is superb, with strong art deco themes everywhere you look. From the concealed door hinges, to the rear wheel spats, to the stylish chrome spears that run along the coachwork, to the tail mounted spare wheel beautifully set into the coachwork, this car is superbly designed. Early photos show the car finished in a light grey colour scheme,something that has been changed over recent decades with a much more outlandish cream and purple colour scheme chosen for both the interior and exterior. The new choices show the beautiful lines of Chassis No B55GP more clearly and it creates a great deal of attention and appreciation wherever it is driven. Chassis No B55GP was purchased in Europe by the present owner in 2010 and was repatriated to England shortly after. At the conclusion of 2010 the car was sent to Fiennes engineering for appraisal and analysis. Shortly after an extensive program of works were undertaken by Fiennes, which included but were not limited to overhaul and restoration of the chassis, one shot lubrication system, dampers, front and back axles, brakes, steering, the radiator and a re-wire with a new loom. These works concluded in mid-2012. In more recent times Fiennes were then instructed to overhaul the engine, works that were only concluded towards the end of 2019, with the newly overhauled engine now run in and tested.The result of their works is a first class motor car. The history file documents the two periods of restoration works at Fiennes in great detail, with all the invoices, photographs and various correspondence present. A beautifully prepared Derby Bentley with outlandish and beautifully executed coachwork and one we are delighted to be able to offer for sale at this time.

CALL 0208 226 3040
  • RefCode: TA1087064
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: S1
  • Derivative: S1 Continental DHC (adaptation)
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,955
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

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 and drophead coupe designs on the R Type Continental chassis were originally the brain child of legendary coachwork designer John Blatchley who had been involved in the styling of the R Type Continental by H.J. Mulliner. Six R Type Continental chassis were delivered to the Park Ward works, which 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, designs which were later slightly adapted for the marginally longer S1 Continental chassis. Chassis No BC10AF was originally completed in October of 1955 as a fixed head coupe, finished in silver with a grey leather interior. It was supplied by Wadham Bros Ltd in Southampton to its first owner Mr W.F.Lutyens of Petersfield. It then changed handsin 1958 when sold to a collector in Cardiff, before being sold again in 1964 to Mr M J Batt of Wimbledon. Frank Dale & Stepsons supplied BC10AF in 2000 when sold to a customer in Italy who used the car extensively across Europe. It was then supplied again by us in 2014 to a long standing customer in London. He then decided to instruct us to covert the car into a drophead coupe, built to the same specification as an original car by Park Ward. An original car was used as the blue print and set side by side to BC10AF for several weeks in order to make sure every detail was exactly the same. The underside of the car was also strengthened as per the specification of an original drophead coupe. Whilst the coachwork was changed and extensively restored, the engine was removed, upgraded to the later S1 Continental specification and overhauled. The new hood frame was constructed to match an original drophead coupe by Park Ward in terms of shape and function and fitted to the car. Once adjusted and fettled,the car was re-painted from bare metal in silver over black. The engine bay cosmetics were all restored as was the chassis and underside of the car. The chrome was re-plated and upon its return to our workshop, all other mechanical aspects were reviewed and overhauled as and where necessary. A new hood in black mohair was trimmed, as were new carpets in red to complement the existing leather which was retained. The rear seat had to be modified to fit the new style of interior, but the original leather was carefully saved and re-used to ensure the look the owner wanted. The interior woodwork was restored as was the whole dashboard area, including the steering column, steering wheel and gauges. The lighting was also upgraded, with LED bulbs added to the dashboard gauges. Power steering was added to enhance the cars manoeuvrability at parking speed and the engine was reunited with the car and run in over about 1,000 miles to complete the works. Invoices and photographs documenting the entire processare available in the cars history file. The finished product drives exactly as one would expect a fully restored S1 Continental to and the appearance of the car is not only first class cosmetically, but also indistinguishable from an original drophead coupe by Park Ward. The process to convert and restore BC10AF to its current condition and configuration was exhaustive, but the result speaks for itself and this is a car we are now delighted to be able to offer for sale (Please note the current registration number is not included)

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  • RefCode: TA1095154
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: S2
  • Derivative: S2 Continental Coupe by H.J.Mulliner
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,960
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Green
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

1959 was an important year in the history of Rolls-Royce and Bentley when looking at the mechanical development of the companies. The series one engine had effectively run its course by this point and could not be developed any further. The approximate 160bhp output was more than sufficient but due to pressures and competition elsewhere Rolls-Royce sought out an improved power unit to deliver more speed whilst retaining the refined performance. The answer was a complete move away from the six cylinder inline engine configuration to an all new V8 unit boasting 6,230cc and an estimated 200bhp. The new V8 engine was constructed almost entirely in aluminium and was of a very similar weight to its predecessor, but featured hydraulic tappets to ensure quiet running. A few other mechanical aspects were modified including the braking and lubrication systems, with automatic transmission and power steering now standard fittings. The new second generation Silver Cloud and S series cars were capable of speedscomfortably in excess of 100mph whilst retaining the feel and performance Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners had become accustomed to. Coachbuilders H.J. Mulliner had enjoyed significant success during the 1950s with their iconic R Type Continental Fastback and subsequent S1 Continental Fastback designs. As the launch of the all new Bentley S2 Continental chassis and engine drew closer the design team at H.J. Mulliner also looked to the future and began to make some small amendments to their S1 Continentals Fastback design by re-positioning of the front spot lights on to the top of the wing line. They also listened to their customers requests for a new two door design which allowed greater luggage capacity in the boot. The result was design number 7500, built in very limited numbers which was fitted with a wraparound rear screen and fins on the front and rear wings. Design number 7500 was arguably improved further for the S2 Continental chassis with the removal of the fins to allow a more gracefulline. The result was design number 7514, considered by many including ourselves to be the most attractive of all coachwork designs fitted to the S2 Continental chassis between 1959 and 1962. Chassis No BC51AR is one of just 71 examples built to design number 7514 in right hand drive by H.J. Mulliner. The coachwork was constructed entirely of aluminium at their west London works, completed to order for each individual customer in the bespoke fashion that Bentley owners were accustomed to. The car was originally completed in April of 1960, finished in velvet green with beige leather as it still is today. It was supplied by Jack Barclay Ltd to its first owner, Mr Ivan Couper Sanderson of west London. Later in life between 1989 and 1992 Chassis No BC51AR benefited from a three year, body off, ground up restoration by Broughtons. The work was completed to the highest standards and some twenty five years on from the completion of the works, the car is still in excellent condition in every respect. Aphotographic record of the works is complete with the car, as are the service and maintenance records. Chassis No BC51AR was first acquired by Frank Dale & Stepsons approximately five years ago when supplied by us to a noted Bentley enthusiast who has enjoyed the car on numerous rallies and events across Europe ever since. It has been serviced and maintained during this period in our workshops, regardless of cost. This beautiful example is fitted with air conditioning on the rear parcel shelf and is complete with copy chassis cards, handbook and history file. In our opinion it should be driven and seen in person to be truly appreciated.

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  • RefCode: TA1149489
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: S3
  • Derivative: S3 Standard Steel Saloon
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,963
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

1962 saw the introduction of the S3 variant of the factory bodied standard steel saloon and at first glance it would appear that the all new S3 was merely an S2 with different headlamps. The introduction of the twin headlamps was clearly the most obvious change, but the differences did not end there. Further changes included the introduction of smaller bumper over riders and the repositioning of the front indicators and side lamps into one single unit on the front wing, resulting in an arguably more attractive appearance. Mechanically speaking the S3 was issued with larger 9:1 compression ratio carburettors, improved power steering to aid smoother movement at parking speed and a Lucas vacuum-advance distributor to aid fuel consumption making it almost identical in mechanical specification to the S3 Continental that was being produced at the same time. This particular example, Chassis No B480CN, was completed in May of 1963, finished in masons black with a beige leather interior. It was ordered byMr J Brazil of Amersham in Buckinghamshire and supplied by Jack Barclay Ltd. It was ordered with electric windows and an auxiliary fuel tank for long distance journeys. Mr Brazil used the car extensively during his seven year ownership period, driving 70,000 miles. The car was then sold via Jack Barclay in 1970 to its second owner, Mr C Price of Ludlow in Shropshire. The car passed to his son in 1974 who owned it until 1987 at which point the mileage was 80,000 miles. The third owners were Mr and Mrs Cornish of Wanstead in London who set about some cosmetic improvements upon purchase, all listed in the cars history file. The car was owned by Mr St John Miller from 1998 to 2000 who sold it to Mr G Purdie. During Mr Purdies ownership, the car received substantial improvements, including a full coachwork restoration, mechanical works and new carpets to compliment the original leather interior which the car still retains today. To date, the car has travelled 97,000 miles from new. It is complete withan extensive history file, small and large tools and handbook. This fine example is serviced, prepared and ready for its fortunate next owner.

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  • RefCode: TA1175489
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: 3 1/2 LITRE
  • Derivative: 3 1/2 Litre Open Tourer by Vanden Plas
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,935
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Grey
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

During the late 1920s and early 1930s Bentley ran into grave financial trouble and by 1931 Rolls-Royce had stepped in and bought the assets and goodwill of the defunct company and formed a new one, Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd. Rolls-Royce had considered the Bentley marque to be a growing threat to their future success, but following their purchase decided to continue the Bentley name, albeit under their own stewardship, taking the company in an entirely new direction with the creation of the Silent Sports Car or Derby Bentley. In 1933 the new Bentley 3.5 Litre model was released and was an instant success. The combination of effortless power and style met with almost universal praise. It was powered by a developed twin carburettor version of Rolls-Royces own 20/25 model and was installed in a low 126 inch wheelbase chassis that basically remained unaltered until the cessation of production in 1939 due to the outbreak of hostilities. Synchromesh was present on third and fourth gears and the Derbyswere fitted with a cross flow cylinder head and superb servo assisted brakes, encapsulating all of the perfection of Rolls-Royce engineering in this small sporting Bentley. Fitting of individual coachwork by approved body builders continued in true Rolls-Royce fashion giving potential buyers a great deal of choice in the look of their new motor car. Chassis No B81EJ was originally completed in August of 1935 and was shipped to its first owner, Mr Paul Iaccaci of Park Avenue New York City. Mr Iaccaci kept the car for just a couple of years before sending it back to Bentley in the UK where he traded it for a new 4 ¼ Litre model. It was supplied by Bentley to its second owner in 1937, Mr H.H.Peters of Birmingham, who owned and ran Birchfield Garages. In 1954 Chassis No B81EJ was purchased by Mr George P Tinker who kept the car for several decades before passing it to his son. The present owner acquired B81EJ in 1995 and has kept the car in his collection ever since. He is just the fourth owner fromnew. Following his acquisition in 1995, the present owner had the car repainted in its original colour, in correct nitro cellulose paint. In 1996 an overdrive unit was fitted, adding more power at lower revolutions in fourth gear. A beautiful and extensive history file accompanies the car, with original correspondence dating back to the 1950s present. Maintenance and improvement records are also present and correct. Most recently, Frank Dale & Stepsons prepared the car for our showroom with works to the braking system (freshly relined), a new exhaust system (ensuring the original cut out system is fully functional) and some small but sympathetic cosmetic improvements, ensuring the lovely original feel this car has was retained. The Vanden Plas open tourer on a Derby Bentley chassis is one of the finest pre-war cars available in our opinion. They are light, sporting, attractive and wonderful to drive. This car is one of just thirty nine such examples on the 3 ½ Litre chassis, comes mechanicallyprepared whilst it shows off some lovely original cosmetic aspects, notably with the interior leather. It comes complete with its original handbook, full weather equipment including the original side screens and some beautiful period Bentley literature showing the options available to purchasers during the early to mid-1930s. A tremendously fun car to drive and one we are delighted to be offering for sale at this time.

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  • RefCode: TA1121845
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: CONTINENTAL S1
  • Derivative: S1 Continental Six Light Flying Spur
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,959
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Grey
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

Up until 1957 Bentley had only offered two door Continental style bodies, so to meet the demand of requests from their customers for a more practical four door variant with greater luggage capacity the Flying Spur was born. H.J. Mulliners chief designer George Moseley was entrusted with styling the new four door motor car and his design was so well received that it lasted the entire production of Continental S Type Bentleys until 1966, also becoming one of the coachbuilt options available on the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III chassis. Chassis No BC8GN is one of the very last of the forty nine S1 Continental Flying Spurs produced by H.J. Mulliner in right hand drive, with just a handful of examples bodied following the completion of this particular car in May of 1959. This particular car was supplied by Muskett Bros Ltd to its first owner, Mr G Watson of Peterborough, finished in his chosen livery of sand and sable coachwork with a beige leather interior. Mr Watson kept the car until 1962 when he soldit to Mr J.G. Hill of Liverpool who used the car sparingly up until 1970 when he sold it to Mr M Morgan-Witts. At this time following careful but limited use the car had only travelled 20,000 miles from new. The car was re-painted at some point during Mr Morgan Witts ownership, in two shades of green and acquired for the first time by Frank Dale & Stepsons in 2007. The original beige leather upholstery was quite worn and the coachwork had deteriorated so a full and comprehensive restoration was conducted by ourselves over an 18 month period. Upon our acquisition in 2007 the odometer read 59,000 miles, which is strongly believed to be the total mileage from new. The coachwork was extensively restored, with new floors to the boot and cabin fabricated, along with new sills. Once all of the repairs and rebuilding work were complete, the body was re-finished from bare metal in gunmetal grey. The interior was completely stripped, repaired and then re-trimmed in St James red leather, with grey Wiltoncarpets bound in red and a new grey west of England cloth headlining. The cosmetic works were completed with chrome restoration and re-plating and the woodwork from the cabin being re-finished to showroom condition. Extensive mechanical works were also carried out to ensure the car drove as good as it looked. Chassis reconditioning, engine bay cosmetics and a new set of tyres completed the work. BC8GN comes complete with a substantial history file documenting the previous ownerships and all of the more recent bills during the restoration process. The car was then supplied by us to a known collector who has used and enjoyed it for the past few years, with the odometer now reading just over 60,000 miles. It benefits from all the later upgrades added to the S1 Continental, those being power steering, the 8:1 carburettors and the dual braking system, all of which were original factory fittings. This fine example still presents beautifully and comes with its original handbook, complete tools and adetailed history file documenting the restoration works. Chassis No BC8GN is a grand tourer of the highest order, freshly serviced and prepared for its next fortunate owner.

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  • RefCode: TA1141493
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: 4 1/4 LITRE
  • Derivative: 4 1/4 Litre 3 Position Drophead Coupe
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,936
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Black
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

During the late 1920s and early 1930s Bentley ran into grave financial trouble and by 1931 Rolls-Royce had stepped in and bought the assets and goodwill of the defunct company and formed a new one, Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd. Rolls-Royce had considered the Bentley marque to be a growing threat to their future success, but following their purchase decided to continue the Bentley name, albeit under their own stewardship, taking the company in an entirely new direction with the creation of the Silent Sports Car or Derby Bentley. In 1933 the new Bentley 3.5 Litre model was released and was an instant success. The combination of effortless power and style met with almost universal praise. It was powered by a developed twin carburettor version of Rolls-Royces own 20/25 model and was installed in a low 126 inch wheelbase chassis that basically remained unaltered until the cessation of production in 1939 due to the outbreak of hostilities. Synchromesh was present on third and fourth gears and the Derbyswere fitted with a cross flow cylinder head and superb servo assisted brakes, encapsulating all of the perfection of Rolls-Royce engineering in this small sporting Bentley. Fitting of individual coachwork by approved body builders continued in true Rolls-Royce fashion giving potential buyers a great deal of choice in the look of their new motor car. 1936 saw further improvements with the introduction of the 4.25 Litre model when production of the 3.5 Litre unit ceased. The coachwork options available to buyers of Derby Bentleys was wide, with numerous body builders in the UK, but a limited number of cars were bodied abroad, with Chassis No B90GA being perhaps one of the very best. Veth & Zoon began life in 1840 in Arnhem in Holland by building coachwork for horse drawn carriages before moving onto motor cars at the turn of the century. In 1914 they were appointed as the official coachbuilders to the Dutch Royal Family, making coachwork for a wide range of chassis, those included Bugatti, Hotchkiss,Talbot Lago and of course Bentley. Following world war two, they diversified into the construction of truck bodies and still exist as a company today, although they have not made bodies for motor cars for over sixty years. Chassis No B90GA is one of just two bodies they made for Bentley chassis, both were drophead coupes, with Chassis No B21EJ being the other car. Chassis No B90GA was completed in March of 1936 making it one of the first 4.25 Litre models produced. It was originally built for Mr S Van Linge, a Dutchman who wanted to retain and use the car in Holland. Mr Van Linge was a great admirer of the Merdedes-Benz 540K Specials Roadsters and wanted his new Bentley to look very similar, something Veth & Zoon clearly achieved. It was ordered with a km per hour speedometer and fuel gauge in litres, making it ideal for Continental motoring. Some years later the car found its way to the United States before returning to the UK in the early 1990s. Fiennes Engineering did a substantial amount ofwork to Chassis No B90GA in the mid 1990s and on completion the car was rewarded with a class win at the 1996 Bentley Drivers Club concours. In more recent times, Chassis No B90GA has been restored to show quality by Alpine Eagle, the works included a re-paint, chrome restoration, interior improvements, a new hood and full mechanical preparation including an engine overhaul. The result is a car of exceptional beauty with the condition to match, making it ideal for touring, concours events, or both. We have been fortunate enough to offer some superb Derby Bentleys for sale over the years, this car may be the very best example and we are delighted to offer it for sale at this time. Chassis No B90GA looks equally beautiful and stylish in all three hood positions, offering the next fortunate owner various options depending on the weather. It is complete with large and small tools, copy chassis cards, handbook and a detailed history file and should be seen in person to be truly appreciated.

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