1955 Bent­ley S1 Hooper

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

Its ap­pear­ance might not have been to all tastes, but beauty is in the eye of the be­holder and this one-off was an in­trigu­ing of­fer­ing for any­one in­ter­ested in the later days of Bent­ley and Rolls-Royce be­spoke body­ing. Sold new to Rye MP Sir Bryant God­man Irvine, it stayed in his own­er­ship un­til his death in 1992, pass­ing to its sec­ond keeper in 1996. It had been re­stored in 1995 and given a par­tial re­paint last year, but per­haps now was the time to de­cide whether to keep it as is or go down the far-from-cheap ‘ma­jor re­fresh­ing’ route. Even so, it was pretty pre­sentable, the body­work and afore­men­tioned paint be­ing fairly good. Inside it was much the same, with the rear seats be­ing ac­cept­able, but the front chairs need­ing some at­ten­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.