This is the documented Paris Show Car, the first of 11 left drives built.
Historic automobiles play a significant role in the car industry, posing as early examples that continued on as key inspiration for many modern-day vehicles displayed on dealership showroom floors. While sourcing a vintage example is a difficult task at hand, finding one with historic ties to the manufacturers beginning is even more of an impossible one. The passionate team at Vantage Motorworks of Miami pride themselves on being the world’s leading purveyors of fine motor vehicles, which includes both sales and world-class restorations. We’re proud to showcase a piece of automotive history as part of its incredibly elite inventory of classic luxury automobiles.
This Bentley S-1 Continental Park Ward Design 872 Sports Coupe is the first left drive of only 11 examples built. Equipped from new with the final specification large valve, large carburetor engine, power steering, dual master cylinder braking system, heavier rear axle shafts, and much more. It was originally delivered on September 24, 1957 to Leon Paulet, an engineer whose firm was founded in 1913 to supply arms and precision machine tools and in 1919 graduated to manufacturing components for automobiles. Still titled in France to an original family member, the vehicle was acquired by Vantage Motorworks from a noted Belgian dealer in December 2007 in virtually original condition.
A complete cosmetic and mechanical restoration including but not limited to a bare metal refinish, complete rebuild of the engine, the gearbox and the braking systems and a fresh show quality interior and re-veneering of the wood pieces was completed July 2009. Elegantly finished in Alpine Grey over Black Garnet with parchment hides, we believe this 2018 Amelia Island Peoples Choice Trophy Winner is by far the finest and perhaps the only left drive example available anywhere in the world. Elegantly finished in Alpine Grey over Black Garnet with Parchment hides, the 1957 Bentley S-1 Continental Park Ward Design 872 Sports Coupe from Vantage Motorworks is currently available with 45,739 original miles and complete pedigree through duPont REGISTRY by clicking on the link below. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury lifestyle and automotive news.