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1959 Bentley Continental S1

Chassis number : BC38LEL

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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.

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No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1959 Bentley Continental S1 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Bentley Continental S1

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Bentley S1 LHD
Chassis#: B86LGC
Sold for USD$49,596
  2020 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1959 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe by Park Ward
Chassis#: BC14LGN
Sold for USD$1,226,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1959 Bentley S1 Saloon
Chassis#: B625LFD
Sold for USD$31,900
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1959 Bentley S1 Continental 'Flying Spur' Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC24FM
Sold for USD$296,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1959 Bentley Continental S1 image  1959 Bentley Continental S1 image  
1959 BENTLEY S1 CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR
Chassis#: BC14LEL
Sold for USD$166,100
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
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1959 Bentley S1 Saloon
Chassis#: B57LGD
Sold for USD$64,385
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1959 Bentley S1 Continental 'Flying Spur' Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC41LFM
Sold for USD$243,712
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Villa Erba
 
1959 Bentley S1 Long-wheelbase Saloon
Chassis#: ALB24
Sold for USD$38,165
  2013 Bonhams - The Banbury Run Sale
 
1959 BENTLEY S2 CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR BERLINE
Sold for USD$230,962
  2013 Artcurial - Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5
 
1959 BENTLEY S-TYPE 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: B22GC
Sold for USD$52,800
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
 
1959 Bentley S1 Saloon
Chassis#: B65GD
Sold for USD$36,818
  2012 Bonhams - The Beaulieu Sale Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1959 Bentley S1 Saloon
Sold for USD$33,347
  2012 Shannons Sydney Summer Classic
 
1959 Bentley S1 Saloon
Chassis#: B553FD
Sold for USD$10,894
  2011 H & H - Pavilion Gardens
 
1959 Bentley S1 Saloon
Chassis#: B-473FD
Sold for USD$33,222
  2010 Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring - Ascot
 
1959 Bentley S1 Long Wheelbase 'Empress'
Sold for USD$74,250
  2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1959 BENTLEY 4 DOOR SEDAN
Sold for USD$25,300
  2005 Barrett-Jackson - PALM BEACH 2005
 

Bentley Continental S1s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1959 Bentley Continental S1's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner 2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $280,000$340,000
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 Sports SaloonBC50FM2003 Bonhams RollsRoyce & Bentley Motor Cars & Related Automobilia $45,000$55,000
1959 Bentley S1 Continental SaloonBC 30 FM2003 Bonhams RollsRoyce & Bentley Motor Cars & Related Automobilia   
1959 BENTLEY S 1 SALOON 2003 Kruse Auction Ft.Lauderdale, Fl$15,000  

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1959 Bentley Continental S1 Profiles

1959 Bentley Continental S1 vehicle information
Drop Head Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
1959 Bentley Continental S1 vehicle information
Fastback Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC38LEL
1959 Bentley Continental S1 vehicle information
Saloon
Coachwork: James Young
1959 Bentley Continental S1 vehicle information
Fastback Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
1959 Bentley Continental S1 vehicle information
Flying Spur Sports Saloon
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC14LEL
1959 Bentley Continental S1 vehicle information
Flying Spur Sports Saloon
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC24FM
Engine #: BC23F
1959 Bentley Continental S1 vehicle information
Drop Head Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: BC14LGN
Engine #: BC13G