1956 Bentley S1 Standard Steel Saloon

Lot: 213

Sold for (£): 12,210
Offered for sale is a 4.9L 1956 Bentley S1 Standard Steel automatic. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 43 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

From thirty years in storage, a terrific S1 restoration project...
  • The car's first owner was Major Thomson, the Chairman of the Bristol Motor Company
  • Just three owners in total, the current since 1970. Stored for many years
  • Partially restored and left due to illness, believed to be complete
  • Supplied with its original Buff logbook and the factory build sheet
  • The 4.9-litre, straight six engine does turn over but last ran four years ago

Lot Details

Registration: WYA 286 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1956 Engine size: 4.9L
Make: Bentley Odometer reading (miles): 90000
Model: S1 Standard Steel MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: B120CK

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 43 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine turns but does not start. Last started 4 years ago. Stored for 30 years.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Not tested 

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Minor: Major:


Not Tested 

Vehicle History


Buff Log book , some bits of history

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history