1962 Bentley S2 Continental LHD Drophead convertible Park Ward body. Silver with Red interior. One of 49 LHD’s ever built. Two owner from new. Same owner since early seventies. Comes with a lot of records. Rust free. Could use minor cosmetic. This is an excellent original car with a straight and honest body. For only $125,000.
Chassis Number B110DG
Registration number BLK5
A unique one off design in the desirable three position drop head style by renowned builders Thrupp & Maberly. The car was ordered by & produced for produced for Mr Geoffrey Smith, the managing editor of Autocar. The car is finished in its original colours of Dark Blue over light grey.
The current owner has had the car for 20 years & during that time has embarked upon a stem to stern restoration. There are masses & masses of bills showing the work undertaken which run to many tens of thousands of pounds. The engine is completely rebuilt & is still being run in. The paint is new, as is the interior upholstery. The chassis has been totally rebuilt as has the ash frame in the areas where it needed to be renewed. A mohair hood is fitted along with a matching hood bag.
The car comes with a full tool kit located in the fold out platform of the capacious boot. The Walnut is in beautiful condition being well polished without being overly glassy as one so often sees incorrectly done on modern restorations.
This is a very rare car, being a one off & in impeccable condition. It benefits from being very useable, either closed, open or part open in the sedanca position.
Rippon Brothers of Huddersfield were Britains oldest coachbuilder, having built coaches for Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. The companys reputation for excellence was rooted in its association with Rolls-Royce, having built its first body for what was a new make in 1906 and later landing an exclusive manufacturing deal with Rolls-Royce until 1958. Rippon built bodies for Rolls, Bentley and many other marques which included those of Delage, Daimler, Lanchester and Renault. Here we have one of their few handmade woodie bodied Mark VIs. A unique car in almost every respect from its stunning bodywork to its well appointed interior. Not be confused with Harold Radfords 1947 “Countryman” also made on the Mark VI chassis, this Woodie was built as new on 1949 Mark VI chassis B 56 BH. Its 4-litre straight-6 engine runs great and pulls strong through it manual 4-speed transmission. Formerly in the collection of renown automobile aficionado Henry Petronis this Bentleys interior was redone by D.L. George Coachworks of Cochranville, PA, a recognized leader in vintage Bentley restorations. The amazing woodwork is the accomplishment of Steve Hopkins of Easton Maryland, a master craftsman whose woodwork appears on some of the worlds finest yachts. Few cars can convey such airs of coach-made sophistication and vintage cool as this delightful woodie. A true rarity and unique find for both the woodie enthusiast and Bentley fan, this fine automobile is once again ready to take center stage at any event.
Price for serious buyers.
Sport touring by Gurney-Nutting. Original chassis, engine, and bodywork. Former CCCA national champion with numerous upgrades for touring.
This remarkable 1925 Bentley Blue Label 3-Litre touring by Gurney-Nutting (registration CR 9914, chassis number 930, engine number 914) is the ideal embodiment of the Bentley philosophy in the 1920s, a luxurious sports car that was both comfortable and fast, and unquestionably a very high quality machine. Of note, CR 9914 carries its original engine, chassis, and coachwork, making it somewhat of a rarity among the myriad of rebodied early Bentleys with engine swaps.
CR 9914 received an extremely high-quality restoration some years ago, and at the time won many AACA and CCCA trophies, and still wears its CCCA National First Place badges. In the years since, it has been properly maintained and presents today as a first-rate touring vehicle that is simply thrilling to drive. It shows precisely the right patina that you’d expect from a Bentley, a comfortable look that reminds you of a gentleman’s club with a long and storied history. The British Racing Green paint is acceptable, but has mellowed with a softer shine, and the polished aluminum bonnet is an exquisite touch that’s neither over-polished nor deteriorated, but exactly right.
The tan leather interior has that same comfortable look that only comes from years of loving use and care. Button-tufted upholstery is appropriate to the period, and there are no rips, tears, or other notable damage to the hides, and the seats remain firm and comfortable. The walnut dashboard is filled with an exquisite array of original gauges that are a combination of Smiths, Cambridge, and AT instruments, all fully functional and simply delightful to look at. The tan canvas hood is older and shows some light water stains on the interior, but is otherwise in good condition. In addition, the car includes a fitted black canvas boot as well as a fitted rear tonneau cover. We are currently having a matching front tonneau made that will be included with the car.
Bentley’s 3-litre inline four cylinder engine was one of the most advanced of the era, offering sixteen valves and a single overhead camshaft, as well as undersquare construction that generated enormous torque at low speeds. Fully rebuilt during the restoration and fully sorted for touring, the sporting engine makes this 3-litre touring a capable performer on the open road. Upgrades include an electric cooling fan and dual SU carburetors that are a common upgrade for cars that are driven often. Recently serviced, all the primary systems are fully functional and the presentation is more than impressive. Six new wire wheels were recently fabricated for the car, and they wear new 6.00-20 Goodrich tires, making the car 100% ready for touring or NAVBM rallies anywhere in the world.
This car is well-known and well documented, having appeared in “BENTLEY: Fifty Years of the Marque” by Johnnie Green (page 20), and carrying all of its original equipment.
Few Bentleys of this vintage still carry their original engines and coachwork, making this one beyond reproach in terms of authenticity and pedigree. A wonderful machine that delivers on its reputation.