Lot 153: 1957 Bentley S1 Continental Sports Saloon Coachwork by James Young


October 29, 2016
London, United Kingdom

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Description: 1957 Bentley S1 Continental Sports Saloon Coachwork by James Young
Reg. Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: BC 26 CH
Year: 1957
Make: Bentley
Model: S1 Continental

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Launched in April 1955 the Bentley SI and the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud were virtually identical with the exception of the grille and badging details. Both of these models were recipients of Managing Director Arthur Sedgreaves’ new production and manufacturing techniques, which produced the Standard Steel Saloon.

The Standard Steel Saloon fulfilled the company’s commercial requirements, but not necessarily those of all its customers. For those preferring something more elegant or more exclusive, England’s coachbuilders were still offering bespoke coachwork.

As in true coachbuilding tradition, many design variations were possible on the same theme. Those who could afford such cars were limited only by their imagination, particularly regarding interior furnishings and custom touches. Most of the Bentley Ss were bodied by H.J. Mulliner and Park Ward, but James Young of Bromley also decided to produce bespoke coachwork for the S Continental.

This four door Continental sporting saloon, often referred to as the “James Young Flying Spur” was very similar in design to the H.J. Mulliner “four light”, but the James Young design was smoother and more subtly curvaceous than the Mulliner version. The doors and wings were more rounded in profile with greater “tumblehome” and the boot line curved distinctly downwards in comparison to the more rectangular boot of the Mulliner Flying Spur.

This beautiful example was restored in the late 1980s by the renowned Peter Fischer of London, and is now presented in excellent condtion in all respects. This supremely stylish Bentley is finished in a stunning combination of Pewter with a Tan leather interior.
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