1959 Bentley S1

Drophead Coupe by HJ Mulliner

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £140,000 - £160,000
Registration Number: XXA 262
Chassis Number: B20HA
To many connoisseurs the Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars of the Fifties and early Sixties were the last to display the traditional craftsmanship which Rolls-Royce had made their own. Their separate chassis allowed an uncommon elegance of coachwork design, either by the Crewe factory itself or by independent coachbuilders such as H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward and James Young; the unitary construction of body and chassis of all subsequent models all but ended such a traditional association.
Manufactured on the 4th September 1959, B20HA is one of just two convertibles styled to body design number 7492 by H.J. Mulliner.
A very late production example, B20HA was delivered to the celebrated tycoon Sir Bernard Docker, Chairman of BSA, in September 1959 through the fine old firm of Car Mart Ltd. B20HA was gener