Bentley S2 Continental BC50AR Coupe 1960 for sale




A lovely example of the rare two door version of the desirable H.J. Mulliner Continental, just driven here from Paris and performing very well. The car is in smart, correct and very sound condition with excellent silver paintwork with a red pinstripe and appealing, original deep red leather upholstery. Woodwork and chrome are in nice condition too and the whole car is very nicely presented and just right to use and enjoy. We sold the car fifteen years ago and it has been in the same ownership since then, now re-acquired by us. It comes with a large bundle of invoices for maintenance and repairs carried out, some of them going back to the 1980s. The body and coachwork are in nicely sound and corrosion-free condition and the whole car is a fine specimen, running and driving very nicely, ready for its next adventure in life. Supplied serviced, prepared and newly MoT tested.Chassis No. BC50AR Reg. No. GVS 605 £175,000Snippets: Tobacco & Education. Before Alexandre Berner took delivery of BC50AR the car was seen on the Bentley stand at the Geneva Motor Show after having been transported by Train – Ferry – Truck via Dover & Dunkirk. In April 1934 Alexandre (ex Diplomatic Service) married a New York society girl at St. Margaret’s Church in London – this was Miss Phyllis Molins, her father Walter Molins, was the head of the Molins Machine Company for whom Alexandre worked & continued to do so until the late 1960s even though he & Phyllis had divorced in the 1940s. In October 1944 Phyllis remarried Cmdr Rupert A. Brabner (Under Secretary of Air), but in March 1945 he died when the Liberator aircraft taking him to Canada with Air Marshall Drummond was lost in flight, he was just 33 years old. In 1963 A. W. Berner sold BC50AR to John Corlette (1911/77) he was an Englishman who due to his health moved to Switzerland in 1926, after his health improved he returned to England where he trained as an architect but became a teacher in Gordonstoun School in Scotland (past pupils include 3 generations of the Royal Family – Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, Zara & Peter Phillips; members of titled families such at the Caledon, Fife, Hamilton, Winchilsea, Feversham, Mountbatten & Cowdray; other interesting past pupils are Oona Chaplin, Jason Connery, Balthazar Getty, Heather Stanning and Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie). Gordonstoun most famous non-pupil was Lara Croft - the heroine of the film Tomb Raider. In 1949 after the end of WWII Corlette returned to the Swiss Alps where he founded Aiglon College for which he took Gordonstoun as his inspiration – past pupils include the Crown Prince of Albania, members of the Royal House of Borghese and Simon Kidston (a noted classic car enthusiast). In 1966 BC50AR returned to the UK and was with Mr Simmons who operated a marine salvage company – A & H Otter Ltd of London, the company ceased in 1984 and by 1988 BC50AR (after passing through the trade) was with Mark Tippetts whose base was in Cadogan Gardens in London but who worked & lived in Tokyo with the merchant banking and property company Group Guinness Peat where he advised the real estate section of Nissho Iwai Corporation

 


Seller: The Real Car Co Ltd.
Location: UNITED KINGDOM
Phone: +44 1248 602649
   
   
   
   
   
 

Details for Bentley S2 Continental BC50AR Coupe 1960 for sale

Make: Bentley
Type: S2 Continental BC50AR
Coach: Coupe
Year: 1960
Price: GBP 175000
Advert ID: 233912

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