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1956 Bentley S1 Lightweight Six Light Saloon by H J Mulliner

Lot Number 830

1956 Bentley S1 Lightweight Six Light Saloon by H J Mulliner

One of three 1956 Bentley S1s bodied by H. J. Mulliner in ‘7401’ style with Cinema and TV provenance.

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  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    8346 PE

SUMMARY

One of three 1956 Bentley S1s bodied by H. J. Mulliner in ‘7401’ style with Cinema and TV provenance.

DESCRIPTION

  • Between 1955-57, H.J. Mulliner completed a total of 27 coach-built Bentleys and we believe 12 of those were lightweight Aluminium-bodied cars built to ‘Design Reference 7401’ which was a development of the lightweight sports saloon coachwork seen previously on the Bentley MkVI and R-Type featuring a razor edge design and rear-hinged suicide doors
  • The lovely Bentley on offer today (B142BA- Body 6000) was indeed one of those Lightweight 7401 cars built on a standard chassis and we understand was one of three built in 1956
  • B142BA (registered 8346 PE) was retained by H.J. Mulliner as a demonstrator until 1958 when it was sold to property tycoon, Jack Taubman
  • It's been with our enthusiastic owner since the 1980s. Last on the road in 2011, it has recently been recommissioned and is now running and driving but may require tyres and brakes before active use
  • We understand that it was professionally painted white in the 1970s, a long time ago but the car still presents well
  • The interior is delightfully original in a Chocolate Brown Velour (velvet) and is in great condition, as are the edged brown cord carpets in the boot
  • There are always roles for White Bentleys in the movies and 8346 PE has featured in a few. IMCDB shows credits for the car in Underworld (1985), The Comic Strip, Aspasso nel Tempo Movie (1997) and Outnumbered 007-16. We also understand that the car was used during Barry and Janine's Wedding in EastEnders (1999)
  • This is a well presented example of a very rare aluminium bodied Mulliner Lightweight Six-Light S1 and should the excitement of a BDC Garden Party not prove enough, a return to Showbiz shouldn't be hard to arrange.

https://www.imcdb.org/vehicles_make-Bentley_model-B142BA.html

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
830
Make
BENTLEY
Model
S1 LIGHTWEIGHT SALOON
Registration Number
8346 PE
Chassis Number
B142BA

CONSIGNOR

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

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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 Everyday 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

CONSIGNOR

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Vehicles can be collected from The Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN, on Sunday 25th September between 10am and 3pm and Monday 26th September between 9am and 1pm.

Our transport partners, EM Rogers, can assist with collection and delivery. Please contact them on 01604 755511 or trafficdesk@emrogers.co.uk for a quote.

Due to venue restrictions we need to be clear of The WEC by 1pm on Monday 26th therefore any motor vehicles not collected by this time will be taken to our transport partners storage facility in Northampton for a fee of £150 plus VAT. Storage will be charged at £10 plus VAT per day.