1957 Bentley S1 Fastback
The fully restored Bentley S1 Fastback chosen to feature in the Opus Centenary book.
Chassis No: BC9 2BG
The subject of a two-and-a-half- year 'body off' restoration.
Full matching numbers RHD example.
1 of 151 ever produced.
Bespoke air conditioning.
Chosen to feature in the Bentley centenary book by Opus.
Restored to its original specification ‘Velvet Green over Connolly light tan hide’ with Sandstorm Wilton wool carpets throughout.
Engine by Marquee specialists ‘Padgett Motor Engineers’.
A truly exquisite example.
This Motor Car
Richards of England (ROE) are proud to present this off-market and fully restored RHD 1957 Bentley S1 Fastback. First owned by Peter Cadbury from the well-known chocolatiers ‘Cadbury family’ and one of the few lucky Fastbacks to receive this level of restoration back to its factory specification.
The two-and-a-half-year ‘body-off’ restoration took place at our state-of-the-art workshops. From the chassis to the smallest component, the Bentley was brought back to life with care and attention. With renowned Bentley specialists (Padgett Motor Engineers) being commissioned to rebuild the engine, gear box & differential. All these aspects combined, resulted in a car commended so highly on its condition that it was handpicked to feature in the Bentley Centenary by Opus.
The History Folder
- Copies of the original Jack Barclay Sales records
- Mulliner records
- Original handbook
- Original tool kit & box
- Construction & Test records folder
- Good collection of MOT certificates that verify the milage of 90,000
- Selection of early service records
- Around 11 years of SORN records from 2003, showing the vehicle being in storage, prior to the current owner who commissioned the restoration
- Leather bound photo book, hand crafted in the Connolly hide used on this motor, detailing all aspects of the restoration process
- Copy number 2 of the Opus book (see below)
The Opus ‘Mulliner Edition’ is an exquisite £12,000 handcrafted book that has been created with the Bentley aficionado in mind. It is the official Centenary 100-year celebratory book. Only a select few will ever experience this special piece, with copy 1 notably owned by Mr. Bernie Ecclestone. ‘BC9 2BG’ will go down in history as being the one selected from 151 Fastbacks produced by Bentley.
Copy No.2 of ‘The Opus’ (pictured above) will be presented with the car and included as part of the vehicle’s sale.
‘The Opus’ is provided along with other notable items, such as the Mulliner records, original handbook and original tool kit & box, amongst others. We have also created our own photo book, which has been carefully crafted from the same Connolly Vaumol leather hide that features on the interior trim. The book’s purpose is to tell the story of the Bentley’s restorative journey.