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1956 Bentley S1 with Radford Countryman Adaptation B204BA

Sale price: £28,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 06.07.2014

Car location: Bethesda, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Bentley
Model: OTHER
Year: 1956
Type: Standard Car
Doors: 4
Color: Other
Engine: 4,887
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Previous Owners: 0
V5 Document: Yes
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1956 Bentley S1 with Radford Countryman Adaptation B204BA for sale

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  • 1956 Bentley S1 with Radford Countryman Adaptation B204BA
  • 1956 Bentley S1 with Radford Countryman Adaptation B204BA
  • 1956 Bentley S1 with Radford Countryman Adaptation B204BA
  • 1956 Bentley S1 with Radford Countryman Adaptation B204BA
  • 1956 Bentley S1 with Radford Countryman Adaptation B204BA
  • 1956 Bentley S1 with Radford Countryman Adaptation B204BA

A rare and sought after S1 with the benefit of various modifications and additions by Harold Radford. This include seats which fold to become a bed. and split 60/40 rear seat. forming luggage load through. as well as fold-out picnic table. door storage for flask. glasses. etc. A structurally excellent car. with very good chassis and underside. The body is nicely finished in pale metallic blue and black. with excellent bright work. The interior is red leather in good condition. with very nice woodwork and deep red carpets. All-in-all. an interesting and appealing car. in good order. driving well.

Chassis No. B204BA. Reg No. SUL 656. £28. 00.

Snippets: The Inner Circle of London

Between 1956 & 1961 B204BA was a resident of London. within a 3 mile radius. B204BA was delivered to Clement Clarke Ltd est 1910 (Wigmore St) in 1956. The firm was founded by C. Clarke and during WWI the firm diversified & produced military pocket watches for the army; Clement Clarke himself served during WWI but was invalided out as a result of a mustard gas attack. In July 1959 B204BA had moved to Regent Street & registered with Aquascutum Ltd (Aqua = Water & Scutum = Shield). the firm provided coats for the officers in the Crimean War. trench coach for all ranks in both WWI & WWII. Their 1st prominent customer was King Edward VII whose coat was in the Prince of Wales Check – of course! Other customers included the Bogarts. Cary Grant. Sir W. Churchill & Michael Caine. Just 18 months later and B204BA travelled a couple of miles to Old Broad Street to be with Wilson Stores (Holdings) Ltd – a firm of rubber planters whose earlier trading names was Morib Plantation of the Permatang Estate. Selangor. In 1911 it is recorded that the estate was planted with about 50. 00 Para rubber trees. 71. 00 Coconut trees and some 53. 00 coffee plants.

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