- Chassis BC.101.LBG
- Concours restoration by leading marque specialist P&A Wood
- One of just 28 original left hand drive examples produced
- Equipped with electric windows and air conditioning
- The lightest and most sporting variant for the S1 Continental
The Bentley S1 Continental Fastback Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Arguably the most sought-after coachwork on the Bentley S1 Continental chassis, H.J. Mulliner’s handsome fastback sports saloon was the modern evolution of and successor to their original iconic design on the R-Type Continental. Specifically designed and constructed to be light in weight, as before utilizing alloy panels of aluminum and magnesium, it ensured maximum performance from the chassis beneath and was frequently requested by sporting gentlemen and ladies. Equipped with a 178 bhp 4.9 inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs.
The exquisite Bentley S1 Continental Fastback Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner we are offering here is chassis BC.101.LBG. It is one of just 28 original left hand drive examples produced.
Supplied new by the works for the US market to first owner Mr Dan F. Dutton of Los Angeles in California, the car’s original colour was Black Pearl with red leather (3195) to the interior. Mr Dutton would keep BC.101.LBG for 8 years before passing on to Peter Satori of Pasadena in June 1965. That very same year the car will be acquired by enthusiast John Williams who will keep it for several decades before passing on to Ludwig Fassbender of Switzerland in 1999.
Later on Mr Fassbender will use the help of Lukas Huni to have BC.101.LBG restored from ground up with no expenses spared by world leading marque expert P&A Wood in the UK, totaling nearly GBP 450.000,- of expenditures. A the time of the restoration the car will be painted in an exquisite dark blue with blue leather to the interior, combination which it still retains today. The car would be owned by two additional collectors before it was purchased by the current owner in recent years, who has barely used the car, hence its concours condition still. Equipped with electric windows and air conditioning, this stunning and highly desirable example comes with a comprehensive history file and a full restoration dossier.
European registered, BC.101.LBG is absolutely breathtaking in every respect and would be an ideal candidate for just about any major Concours d’Elegance worldwide.