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1956 Bentley S1 Pickup

Lot No.: 451

Registration: To be registered
Chassis Number: B69BC
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 4900
Year of Manufacture: 1956
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): Result to follow
  • Originally a 1956 Bentley S1 Saloon purchased new in London by Charles Lloyd-Jones
  • Sold to Australia and became the property of the Right Honourable 6th Earl of Stradbroke, Keith Rous
  • Converted to a utility vehicle by coachbuilder George Williams of Camperdown, NSW
  • Painted in Banana Yellow with a bespoke timber load bed positioned where passengers would normally sit
  • Currently wearing the logo of a previous owner, 'Mount Fyans Black Angus Herd'
  • Great promotions/advertising vehicle. The World's Poshest 'Ute'

The Bentley S1 Standard Steel saloon replaced the R-Type Standard Steel saloon which had been in production, with modifications, since 1946. An extra 3 inches were added to the R-Type's wheelbase thereby enabling five adults to travel in comfort with increased headroom and more boot space for extra luggage.

This, remarkable, right-hand drive Bentley S1, was originally purchased in London in 1956 by Charles Lloyd-Jones and subsequently became the property of the Right Honourable 6th Earl Stradbroke, Keith Rous who took the car to Australia. There, it was converted to a utility vehicle by coachbuilder George Williams of Camperdown, New South Wales who positioned a 'Woody-style' bespoke timber load bed where the rear seat passengers would normally be and painted the whole car a vibrant Banana Yellow. It is currently wearing the logo of a previous owner, 'Mount Fyans Black Angus Herd'.

Returning to the UK in 2012, this amazing car has formed part of our vendor's private collection ever since. Not UK registered but with all taxes paid, this S1 is a great promotions/advertising vehicle and is perhaps the world's poshest Ute?