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SATURDAY 11th MAY 2019
1956 BENTLEY S1 PICK-UP
Registration: To be registered
Chassis Number: B69BC
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1956
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 25,000 - 30,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
- Originally a 1956 Bentley S1 Saloon purchased new in London by Charles Lloyd-Jones
- Sold to Australia and became the property of the Right Honourable 6th Earl of Stradbroke, Keith Rous
- Converted to a utility vehicle by coachbuilder George Williams of Camperdown, NSW
- Painted in Banana Yellow with a bespoke timber load bed positioned where passengers would normally sit
- Currently wearing the logo of a previous owner, 'Mount Fyans Black Angus Herd'
- Great promotions/advertising vehicle. The World's Poshest 'Ute'
The Bentley S1 Standard Steel saloon replaced the R-Type Standard Steel saloon which had been in production, with modifications, since 1946. An extra 3 inches were added to the R-Type's wheelbase thereby enabling five adults to travel in comfort with increased headroom and more boot space for extra luggage.
This, remarkable, right-hand drive Bentley S1, was originally purchased in London in 1956 by Charles Lloyd-Jones and subsequently became the property of the Right Honourable 6th Earl Stradbroke, Keith Rous who took the car to Australia. There, it was converted to a utility vehicle by coachbuilder George Williams of Camperdown, New South Wales who positioned a 'Woody-style' bespoke timber load bed where the rear seat passengers would normally be and painted the whole car a vibrant Banana Yellow. It is currently wearing the logo of a previous owner, 'Mount Fyans Black Angus Herd'.
SELECTED BY IDRIS SQUIRREL