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1956 Bentley Continental

Story and History

1956 Bentley Continental Fastback by HJ Mulliner

Manufactured in 1956 and supplied to H.Madi of Cheshire, who consigned her in the Spring of 1957, for a 6 month period to the Gambia, Africa.

The subsequent history of this car can be ascertained from later notes on the changes of ownership that are recorded through both the Rolls-Royce / Bentley Company build sheets and her Old Green Continuation Log Book, which unusually she still possesses.

Through 4 further owners she passed into the custody of Colonel Fetherstonhaugh of Anglo Europe Ltd in 1963. He cared for her until 1976 when she went into the collection of Sir Elton John.

He kept her for 25 years during which time he had her completely rebuilt by Official Bentley Dealers Weybridge Automobiles. During this restoration he had Air Conditioning & Power Assisted Steering fitted as well as a very powerful stereo. Maintianed immaculately she passed into our showrooms in 2001 when she was displayed on behalf of Sir Elton John & Christies prior to being sold for the then record price of �200.000. Prices rocketed thereafter.

She passed to another Peer of the Realm who bought her to use for his daughters wedding. She was sold in December 2007 after which we spent �7.000 on a thorough mechanical check over prior to a trip to Reims where she performed faultlessly.

So during the last 45 years she has had just 4 owners and since her Restoration by Official Bentley Dealers has travelled just 21.000 miles.

A wondeful opportunity to enjoy an exceedingly rare motorcar.


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