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A 1956 Bentley S1 saloon
1956, England
VIN: B293AP; Mileage shows: 34,077
Coachwork by Hooper, completed May 15, 1956, right-hand drive, Empress doors

Provenance: Letter from Osmond Rivers, Hooper designer from the 1930s to 1950s and Managing Director, dated November 26, 1977, stating one of three Bentley Hooper S1 Saloons with cut-out spats made.

Exhibitions: Rolls-Royce Owners' Club, Dana Point, CA, August 1999, pg. 39.

Literature: Rolls-Royce Owners' Club Southern California Region, The Spirit of Ecstacy Society Newsletter Volume 41, Issue 5, May 2007, front cover.


  • Condition: Overall very presentable driver condition. Starts, runs, idles, and stops. Exterior: Older re-paint in presentable condition with scattered scuffs, touch-ups, flaking, stress cracks, and other wear commensurate with age. Engine compartment: Original and un-restored. Interior: Reddish-brown leather, refinished and with wear and cracking to the leather. Wood-lined dashboard shows alligatoring to finish and scattered areas of scuffs, scratches, dents, and minor breaks to the openwork. Carpet likely re-upholstered.

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