30th Jun, 2022 12:00

Classic Cars & Other Vehicles

Lot 5


1959 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur coachwork by H.J.Mulliner. Registration DSL 586, Chassis BC44EL

1959 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur coachwork by H.J.Mulliner. Registration DSL 586, Chassis BC44EL Mileage 48,193 approx (believed 148,193), 4.9 litre straight six high compression engine, automatic transmission with power steering and high ratio back axle.
The Bentley S1 Continental was one of the most desirable cars of its generation and was capable of conveying four people at 100mph in total comfort and safety. At first it was only available in two door form-the four door Flying Spur was introduced in 1957. The bodies were handcrafted in aluminium on a lightweight allow frame by the master coachbuilders H.J.Mulliner of London. The quality of these cars is a joy to behold and they are still just as capable and enjoyable to drive today as they were in the 1950s. Their exclusivity was ensured by an initial purchase price of £7,500- the price of a country house at the time. In total only 35 right hand drive Flying Spurs were built to this design.
This particular example is traditionally painted in Regal red with beige hide upholstery. The current owner who has owned several classic thoroughbreds purchased it from the well known London specialist dealer Frank Dales in 1999. He has cherished it and has had it maintained on a no expense spared basis by the long established Bentley specialist Harvey Wash Ltd of Kelvedon, Essex. It is supplied with an extensive history file of maintenance bills including a service in May 2022 and copies of the original build sheets, original buff log book showing seven owners from new,V5 document etc. This lovely well cared for example is now reluctantly availiable due to the owners poor health and although very presentable cosmetically will probably benefit from some minor cosmetic improvements. (Subject to 12% buyers premium inclusive of VAT)

Sold for £75,000


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Auction: Classic Cars & Other Vehicles, 30th Jun, 2022

Pre Sale viewing for the Classic Cars is by appointment only. Please call 01206 754754 or email auctions@reemandansie.com to book an appointment. NB. The vehicles will be available to view offsite and will not be at our main saleroom address in Wyncolls Road.  On sale day the auction will be held at our saleroom at 12pm.

The cars in this sale are subject to a buyers premium of 12% (inclusive of VAT)

Should you choose to bid via our own website the online bidding fee will be charged at an additional 2% (plus vat). 

Bidding via the-saleroom.com will be charged at an additional 2% (plus vat). 

Collection by appointment only: Day of the Sale from 2pm


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Saturday 25th June 10am-1pm

Wednesday 29th June 10am-4pm

Morning of sale Thursday 30th June 9am -11am 

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