Classics, passion for the past

1959 Bentley S1 Hooper

Body Saloon
Odometer 53790 miles
Fuel type Petrol
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Blue
Interior Color Blue
Upholstery Leather
Steering Rhd
VIN B 500 EG
1959 Bentley S1 Hooper Empress Line, chassisnumber B500EG. The actual chassis dates from May 1957 but the finished car wasn't registered until January 1959. First owner was William J. Charlesworth of Charlesworth Mouldings Ltd., a firm that still exists today. Finished in Ming Blue with a light Blue-Grey full leather interior. It comes equipped with the highly desirable power steering an automatic gearbox and a high compression cilinder head, as stated by the RREC chassis card. By 1970 the car was in the hands of well known classic car collector Mr. Victor Crabb. Mileage at that time was 40.364 miles. In 1973 the engine was partly rebuild, the odometer reading 41.571 miles. After Mr. Crabb's death the car came to Holland in 1996 where it stayed in the collection of a Dutch enthousiast. Current odometer reading of 53.790 is believed genuine. A rare chance of buying a coachbuilt Bentley by one of the leading English firms, Hooper. It comes equipped with all tools.