1955 Bentley S1 Freestone & Webb 4-Door Light Saloon
Chassis Number: B202LAN
Engine Number: BA101
• Originally owned by Hollywood Producer, Jack Warner (Warner Bros.)
• 1 of 7 Built by Freestone & Webb with Design Number 3191
• The 1st Left-Hand-Drive S1 Bentley Built
• The only Left-hand-Drive Freestone & Webb S1 with Design Number 3191
• Known Ownership History from 1955 – Current
• 3-owner Original California Car
• Feature Car in the 1964 Warner Bros. movie, Dead Ringer
• Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance quality restoration
This extraordinary car was ordered new by Hollywood producer Jack Warner. Jack Warner was the president and driving force behind the Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood, California. Mr. Warner enjoyed the car from 1955 until his death in 1978. He drove this car 43,000 miles during that time and has the distinction of being a feature car in the 1964 Warner Bros. movie, “Dead Ringer’.
The car became available in 1990 after the passing of Jack Warner’s wife, Ann Page Alvarado Warner. Vantage Motorworks purchased the car from the Warner estate sale in 1990 and shortly after performed a complete restoration. The Blackhawk Collection purchased the beautiful example in 2002 and was immediately put on display at the Blackhawk Museum. In 2008, this 3-owner original California car was freshened up by world renowned restorer, Fennel Restorations in Saugus, California.
This car has the luxury of getting many custom features that Mr. Warner ordered exclusively which included air conditioning (front & rear), power steering, power antenna, unique rear defroster and unique rear passenger trays with a vanity mirror.
This example of one of the most sought after of all postwar Bentleys and has the distinction of being the first left hand drive S1 built, plus it is the only left-hand-drive example by Freestone & Webb with design 3191/A.
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