For Sale: 1959 Bentley S1 in San Diego, California

Vehicle Description

1959 Bentley S1 Continental Coachbuilt Flying Spur
One of only 3 left-hand drive, four-light S1 Continental Flying Spurs
Manufactured By H.J. Mulliner & Co., LTD Chriswick London
Displayed in 1959 at New York Auto Show

Body Style: 4dr Sedan
Engine: 6-cyl. 4887cc 2x1bbl 
Transmission: Automatic
Exterior Color Dark Blue 
Interior Color: Beige Leather

About This Car:
We love selling cars like this one.  Offered here is a stunning 1959 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur.  One of only 3 left-hand drive, four-light S1 Continental Flying Spurs produced.  Manufactured by H.J. Mulliner & Co., LTD in Chriswick, London.  This car was specially built for Rolls-Royce Inc for the New York Auto Show.  Special features via the order reference sheet are for use in the USA and are listed below in bullet point fashion.  Records from the Rolls-Royce Foundation shows this car left England aboard the S/S Andria, arriving in the US on 3/4/1959 for display at the New York Auto Show. After the show Rolls dealer J.S. Inskip delivered the car to its first owner Vincent H. Shea of Manhattan.

In 2011 this Bentley made its way back to England to have an extensive mechanical overhaul by marque specialists Padgett Motors Engineers in England.  It came back to the US shortly after to be enjoyed and cared for.  The San Diego collector we received the car from also had the car gone through by Dugan Enterprises during 2020-2021 totaling just under $20,000 in service work (all service invoices are on file for the work completed). These cars are very special. The attention to detail and styling throughout is a true work of art. This car is fully detailed and ready to go.  She drives like a dream. 

Special Features on Order Sheet:
-For use in U.S.A. 
-Customer Rolls-Royce Inc for New York Auto Show
-Radio 202R w/ Power Aerial
-Power Assisted Steering
-Pressurized Radiator
-UD. 2220 Headlamps
-Dunlop White Aided Tyres UG.3421
-“Made in England” Name Plate
-Speedo in M.P.H.
-Reverse Button on Column Quadrant to be Deleted
-Horns UD. 2101 & UD. 2102 Fitted Under the Bonnet
-Export Type Rear Number Plate
-Fit UE. 4518 Summer Thermostat
-Supply UE. 4519 Winter Thermostat & 1 EB. 3952 Washer
-UD. 1570 Foglamps
-2 UD. 1728 Wing Lamps
-2 UD. 2224 Reverse Lamps
-1 RD. 5248 No. Plate Lamp
-Stop Tail Lamps, Rear Flasher & Reflector H.J. Mulliner to supply


Asking Price:  $195,000
All offers will be considered
Ready for immediate worldwide delivery

Please contact (+1) 619-777-3659 for more information.


For sale by in San Diego, California. Motor Car Company specializes in collection management, sales and brokerage of Collector Automobiles. 

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Vehicle Details

  • 1959 Bentley S1
  • Listing ID: CC-1651361
  • Price: $195,000 (OBO)
  • Location:San Diego, California
  • Year:1959
  • Make:Bentley
  • Model:S1
  • Exterior Color:Dark Blue
  • Interior Color:Beige Leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Trim Level:Continental Coachbuilt Flying Spur
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
Listed By:
Motor Car Company
San Diego, CA

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