1959 Bentley Continental S1 Saloon Vehicle Profile

1959 Bentley Continental S1
Saloon
Coachwork: James Young
The Continental S1 was produced starting in 1955 and ending in 1959 with Design #29. Most base-series S1s were factory-made steel body saloons, but a limited number of S1 Continentals were custom built by outside coach maker James Young. This left-drive was one of two built and is the only one in existence today, which makes it a rare model. The car was imported by Inskip Motors on August 15th of 1958, and was delivered to Mobile, Alabama. It is the first factory air conditioned car to enter the United States. The cost of this sports saloon new was 8,295 pounds, the most expensive Continental. It was the fastest saloon built obtaining speeds in excess of 120 mph, and did 0-60 mph in 12.9 seconds. It is powered by a six-cylinder, 4.9-liter engine coupled to a four-speed hydramatic transmission and weighs 4,480 pounds.

In 1992, the car underwent a ground-up, two-year restoration by Vantage Motorworks.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 2
2018 1
2017 1
2016 1
2015 1
2013 3
2012 2
2011 1
2010 1
2009 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$628,950$1,226,0002
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

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe by Park Ward
Chassis#: BC14LGN
Sold for $1,226,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1959 Bentley S1 Saloon
Chassis#: B625LFD
Sold for $31,900
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1959 Bentley S1 Continental 'Flying Spur' Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC24FM
Sold for $296,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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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
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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 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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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Sports Saloon
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: B460-AN
Engine Num: BA 230
Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC 23 LAF
Engine Num: BC 22 A
Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC 48LAF
Engine Num: BC47A
Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC16LAF
Engine Num: BC15A
Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC22LBG
Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC26LBG
Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Sports Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC36LAF
Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC54LAF
Engine Num: BC53A
Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC75AF
Engine Num: BC74A
Chassis information for the Bentley S11956 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC8BG
Engine Num: BC8B
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11957 Sports Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11957 Sports Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11957 Sports Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11957 Sports Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11957 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: 1B532EG
Engine Num: BE 266
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11957 Saloon
Chassis Num: B343LFD
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11957 Drophead Coupe
Chassis Num: BC3LCH
Engine Num: BC3C
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11957 Fastback
Chassis Num: BC96LBG
Engine Num: BC95B
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Saloon
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Fastback
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Fastback
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B212LFA
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Two Door Hardtop Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC22FM
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC25LDJ
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Two Door Hardtop Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC3 LFM
Engine Num: BC3 F
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Two Door Hardtop Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC35LDJ
Engine Num: BC34D
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC3LDJ
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC43LCH
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11958 Two Door Hardtop Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC48LCH
Engine Num: BC47C
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11959 Saloon
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11959 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11959 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11959 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11959 Flying Spur Sports Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC14LEL
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11959 Flying Spur Sports Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC24FM
Engine Num: BC23F
Chassis information for the Bentley Continental S11959 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC38LEL

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