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1955 Bentley S1 Series Saloon / B202LAN Vehicle Information

1955 Bentley S1 Series photograph

1955 Bentley S1 Series photograph

1955 Bentley S1 Series photograph

1955 Bentley S1 Series photograph

1955 Bentley S1 Series1955 Bentley S1 Series1955 Bentley S1 Series1955 Bentley S1 Series
Sold for $220,000 at 2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale.
High bid of $240,000 at 2019 Mecum : Monterey. (did not sell)
Sold for $247,500 at 2021 Mecum : Monterey.
This 1955 Bentley S1 is one of seven examples built by Freestone & Webb. It was the first left-hand drive S1 built by Bentley and the only left-hand drive Freestone & Webb S1 with design no. 3191/A. This example was ordered new by Hollywood producer and President of Warner Bros, Jack Warner who owned it from 1955 until his passing in 1978. It was featured in the 1964 Warner Bros movie, Dead Ringer. In 2008, it was refreshed by Fennel Restorations in Saugus, California.

This Bentley has power steering, a four-speed automatic transmission, front and rear air conditioning, a unique rear defroster, power antenna, sunroof, and rear passenger trays with vanity mirrors.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2021



2021 Mecum : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $250,000 
Sale Price :
USD $247,500

2019 Mecum : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $275,000-USD $350,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $240,000

2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale

Sale Price :
USD $220,000

1955 Bentley S1 Series Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Bentley S1 Freestone & Webb Light Saloon
Chassis#: B202LAN
Sold for USD$247,500
  2021 Mecum : Monterey
1955 Bentley S1 Series image  1955 Bentley S1 Series image  
1955 BENTLEY S1 DROPHEAD COUPE
Chassis#: B462LAN
Sold for USD$332,999
  2021 Gooding & Company : Geared Online
 
1955 Bentley S1 Saloon
Chassis#: B428LAN
Sold for USD$32,450
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1955 BENTLEY S-1 4-DOOR SALOON
Chassis#: B202LAN
Sold for USD$220,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
1955 Bentley S1 Series image  1955 Bentley S1 Series image  
1955 BENTLEY S-SERIES SALOON
Chassis#: B50AN
Sold for USD$45,322
  2016 Bonhams - Goodwood Members' Meeting
 
1955 Bentley Series 1 Sports Saloon by Hooper
Chassis#: B460-AN
Sold for USD$40,791
  2015 Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring, Ascot
 
1955 Bentley S-Series Saloon
Chassis#: B380AN
Sold for USD$12,627
  2008 Bonhams - Important Collectors' Motor Cars, Pioneer and Vintage Motorcycles and Fine Automobilia
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Bentley S1 Series's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Bentley S1 Freestone and Webb Light Saloon 2021 Mecum : Indy 2021   
1955 Bentley S1 Freestone and Webb Light Saloon 2021 Mecum : Glendale   
1955 Bentley S1 Freestone & Webb Light Saloon 2021 Mecum : Kissimmee$180,000$250,000$300,000
1955 Bentley S1 Freestone & Webb Light Saloon 2020 Mecum : Kissimmee Summer Special   
1955 Bentley S1 Freestone & Webb Light Saloon 2020 Mecum : Indy   
1955 Bentley S1 Freestone & Webb Light Saloon 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee   
1955 Bentley S1 Freestone & Webb Light SaloonB202LAN2019 Mecum : Monterey$240,000$275,000$350,000
1955 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupé ConversionBC21AF2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $500,000$600,000
1955 Bentley S-Type Continental Sports SaloonBC24AF2017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed $240,000$280,000
1955 Bentley S1 Sports SaloonB216AN2010 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques a Monaco $40,000$50,000
1955 BENTLEY S1 SERIES CONTINENTAL FOUR DOOR SALOON 2003 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$27,500  

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Bentley S1 Series Vehicle Profiles
Saloon
Bentley S1 Series Saloon

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: B202LAN
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History
Continental Cabriolet
Bentley S1 Series Continental Cabriolet

Model Year: 1956
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1956
Profile

Drophead Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1956
Profile
Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1956
Sports Saloon
Bentley S1 Series Sports Saloon

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: B460-AN
Engine Num: BA 230
Model Year: 1956
Profile and Auction History

Drophead Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC 23 LAF
Engine Num: BC 22 A
Model Year: 1956
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC 48LAF
Engine Num: BC47A
Model Year: 1956
Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC16LAF
Engine Num: BC15A
Model Year: 1956
Profile

Drophead Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC22LBG
Model Year: 1956
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC26LBG
Model Year: 1956
Profile
Sports Saloon
Bentley S1 Series Sports Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC36LAF
Model Year: 1956
Profile

Drophead Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC54LAF
Engine Num: BC53A
Model Year: 1956
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC75AF
Engine Num: BC74A
Model Year: 1956
Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC8BG
Engine Num: BC8B
Model Year: 1956
Profile and Auction History

Drophead Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drophead Coupe

Model Year: 1957
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drophead Coupe

Model Year: 1957
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drophead Coupe

Model Year: 1957
Profile

Saloon
Bentley S1 Series Saloon

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1957
Profile
Sports Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Sports Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1957
Profile
Sports Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Sports Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1957
Profile

Sports Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Sports Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1957
Profile
Sports Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Sports Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1957
Profile
Saloon
Bentley S1 Series Saloon

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: 1B532EG
Engine Num: BE 266
Model Year: 1957
Profile and Auction History

Saloon
Bentley S1 Series Saloon

Chassis Num: B343LFD
Model Year: 1957
Drophead Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drophead Coupe

Chassis Num: BC3LCH
Engine Num: BC3C
Model Year: 1957
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drophead Coupe

Chassis Num: BC91LBG
Model Year: 1957
Profile

Fastback
Bentley S1 Series Fastback

Chassis Num: BC96LBG
Engine Num: BC95B
Model Year: 1957
Profile and Auction History
Saloon
Bentley S1 Series Saloon

Coachbuilder: James Young
Model Year: 1958
Profile
Fastback
Bentley S1 Series Fastback

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1958
Profile

Fastback
Bentley S1 Series Fastback

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1958
Drop Head Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1958
Profile
Drop Head Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1958

Convertible
Bentley S1 Series Convertible

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B212LFA
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History
Two Door Hardtop Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Two Door Hardtop Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC22FM
Model Year: 1958
Profile
Continental Flying Spur
Bentley S1 Series Continental Flying Spur

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC22LEL
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History

Drop Head Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC25LDJ
Model Year: 1958
Profile
Two Door Hardtop Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Two Door Hardtop Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC3 LFM
Engine Num: BC3 F
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History
Two Door Hardtop Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Two Door Hardtop Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC35LDJ
Engine Num: BC34D
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History

Drop Head Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC3LDJ
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History
Drop Head Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC43LCH
Model Year: 1958
Profile
Two Door Hardtop Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Two Door Hardtop Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC48LCH
Engine Num: BC47C
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History

Saloon
Bentley S1 Series Saloon

Coachbuilder: James Young
Model Year: 1959
Profile
Fastback Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1959
Profile
Drop Head Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1959

Drop Head Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1959
Profile
Flying Spur Sports Saloon
Bentley S1 Series Flying Spur Sports Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC14LEL
Model Year: 1959
Profile and Auction History
Drop Head Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC14LGN
Engine Num: BC13G
Model Year: 1959
Profile and Auction History

Flying Spur Sports Saloon
Bentley S1 Series Flying Spur Sports Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC24FM
Engine Num: BC23F
Model Year: 1959
Profile and Auction History
Fastback Coupe
Bentley S1 Series Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC38LEL
Model Year: 1959
Profile


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