1959 Bentley Continental S1 Fastback Coupe / BC38LEL Chassis Information

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

1959 Bentley Continental S1 photograph

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Fastback Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC38LEL
Use of the term continental to indicate a high performance version of an existing chassis was an inspiration of Sir Henry Royce and was applied to the short chassis version of the Phantom II in 1930. Bentley decided to offer a Continental version of the S series and H.J. Mulliner, now part of the Rolls-Royce empire, was responsible for these fine-looking, two-door, fastback cars. The addition of 'High Wing' at the rear of the standard continental was a feature on only three left-hand drive examples.

This 1959 Bentley Continental S1 has coachwork designed by H.J. Mulliner and is a High Wing Fastback Coupe. It is the first of only three left-drives built and was delivered to Mr. Paul Roebling of Trenton, NJ. He was a descendent of the legendary Charles Roebling, the engineer who designed and built the Brooklyn Bridge. It is fully optioned with Blaupunkt AM-FM-SW radio, power antenna and windows, Sundym glsas throughout and with full refrigeration (air conditioning), all of which remain.

This Bentley, with chassis number BC38LEL, was delivered to its first owner, Paul Roebling of New Jersey, in 1959. Priced at $35,000 it was fully fitted with every option that Bentley offered at the time, including air conditioning, Sundym glass and electric windows. After several subsequent owners, it was acquired in 2007 by its current Bentley enthusiast. It was given a restoration in the late 2000s.

Chassis# BC38LEL

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Analysis

Chassis number BC38LEL Auction Sales History

2018 1
2017 1
2016 1
2015 1
2013 3
2012 2
2011 1
2010 1
2009 1
2005 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$296,500$296,5001
2017$166,100$166,1001
2016$64,385$64,3851
2015$243,712$243,7121
2013$107,309$230,9623
2012$35,083$36,8182
2011$10,894$10,8941
2010$33,222$33,2221
2009$74,250$74,2501
2005$25,300$25,3001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Bentley S1 Continental 'Flying Spur' Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC24FM
Sold for $296,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1959 BENTLEY S1 CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR
Chassis#: BC14LEL
Sold for $166,100
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
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1959 Bentley S1 Saloon
Chassis#: B57LGD
Sold for $64,385
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1959 Bentley S1 Continental 'Flying Spur' Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC41LFM
Sold for $243,712
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Villa Erba
 
1959 Bentley S1 Long-wheelbase Saloon
Chassis#: ALB24
Sold for $38,165
  2013 Bonhams - The Banbury Run Sale
 
1959 BENTLEY S2 CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR BERLINE
Sold for $230,962
  2013 Artcurial - Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5
 
1959 BENTLEY S-TYPE 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: B22GC
Sold for $52,800
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
 
1959 Bentley S1 Saloon
Chassis#: B65GD
Sold for $36,818
  2012 Bonhams - The Beaulieu Sale Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1959 Bentley S1 Saloon
Sold for $33,347
  2012 Shannons Sydney Summer Classic
 
1959 Bentley S1 Saloon
Chassis#: B553FD
Sold for $10,894
  2011 H & H - Pavilion Gardens
 
1959 Bentley S1 Saloon
Chassis#: B-473FD
Sold for $33,222
  2010 Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring - Ascot
 
1959 Bentley S1 Long Wheelbase 'Empress'
Sold for $74,250
  2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1959 BENTLEY 4 DOOR SEDAN
Sold for $25,300
  2005 Barrett-Jackson - PALM BEACH 2005
 

No Sale

1959 Bentley Continental S1's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 Bentley S-Type Continental Sports SaloonBC24GN2016 Bonhams : The December Sale $260,000$330,000
1959 Bentley S1 2016 Anglia Auction $16,000$20,000
1959 Bentley S-Series Continental Flying Spur SaloonBC14LEL2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $130,000$160,000
1959 Bentley S-Type Sedan 4887 CC, AutomaticB22GC2012 Mecum Anaheim, CA$35,000  
1959 Bentley S1 Continental 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $90,000$100,000
1959 Bentley S1 Continental Sports SaloonBC50FM2003 Bonhams Lord's Cricket Ground 'Summer Vintage' $39,000$42,000
1959 Bentley S1 Continental SaloonBC 30 FM2003 Bonhams RollsRoyce & Bentley Motor Cars & Related Automobilia   
1959 Bentley S1 Continental Sports SaloonBC50FM2003 Bonhams RollsRoyce & Bentley Motor Cars & Related Automobilia $45,000$55,000
1959 BENTLEY S 1 SALOON 2003 Kruse Auction Ft.Lauderdale, Fl$15,000  

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