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For Sale: 1957 Bentley S1 in Springfield, Virginia


Vehicle Description

Our Bentley is the most desirable of the S1 Series because it has left hand (American) drive, air-conditioning, leather upholstery, and power steering. It is being offered @ 1/2 the price of the NADA suggested retail value of $75,600.00. Someone is going to reap the benefit of this absolutely wonderful bargain.

As is.



ENGINE: Bentley



OPTIONS: CD Player, Leather Seats

POWER OPTIONS: Air Conditioning



FUEL TYPE: Gasoline


DRIVE SIDE: Left-hand drive

WARRANTY: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty





Every once in a while there comes on the market, a significant car without a significant price. This one is it. There were just 12 of these imported to compete in the American luxury car market. 

Its initial price was $12,500.00 when a Cadillac could be had for $2,500. 

Enhancements by current owner of 2 decades include: modern a/c compressor, reconfigured freon lines, new ductwork/fans, radiator & electric cooling fan @ condenser; modern radio; alternator; rebuilt transmission, twin S. U. Carburetors, brake servo, master cylinder & wheel cylinders, driveshaft & u joints, lever action shock absorbers; seat belts; new Cooper steel belted Trend Setter radial tires; recent paint and bodywork; electronic ignition. 

The Italian walnut wood accouterments (cap rails, dash, picnic tables & ladies companions) are refinished as needed and the replacement leather is the real thing. 

The previous owner, a wealthy Irish industrialist, was instrumental in helping Henry Ford beat Ferrari at Le Mans.

FYI: in our Nations Capitol, this Bentley was: displayed @ the International Spy Museum grand opening, Ronald Reagan grand ballroom, National Building Museum, National Portrait Gallery, etc. It has been the subject of many publications, countless high-end weddings (earns $1,000.00 per day when properly marketed) and delivered $100,000.00 worth of Scotch Whiskey (3 bottles) to the Ritz Carlton Georgetown amid trumper fanfare. 

NADA lists a #1 car @ $75,600.00 but we a letting this beautifully restored car go for far less. Sold as is.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1136418
  • Price:$34,500
  • Location:Springfield, Virginia
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Bentley
  • Model:S1
  • Exterior Color:Arctic White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:56391
  • VIN:B123LEK
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • CD Player:Yes
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive