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Bentley S1 1955
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"To Whom It May Concern. I have just completed the purchase a 1937 Vintage Car from Waimak Classic Cars. I attest to the professionalism of both Jesmond Micallef the Sales Director and Gloria Micallef the Operations Director who was responsible for organising the delivery of the sedan to the shipping company, and its safe arrival in Sydney. I can personally recommend that any potential buyer become associated with these representatives of this fine Classic Car Company, representing this specialist motor trade in New Zealand. I would be very pleased should any potential buyer wish to contact me, I would be happy to speak with that person."Peter Noreen, Sydney, Australia
This Bentley S1 is a beautifully profiled full-width body classic lady on wheels, that manages to look both timeless and contemporary, wherever she is in the world.
A top-tier luxury car, that has evolved along different lines than other cars. The assembly line revolutionized mainstream car making, and made the automobile affordable for millions of people. But, for a car of this genre, a different approach was needed.
Powered by the R-Type's straight-six, but enlarged to 4887cc, the Bentley S1 debuted in 1955 and was the first completely new model for the company since WWII. Bentley had been building cars with “Standard Steel” bodies since the Mark VI – the model that was build immediately following WWII. These had been a big hit for the company, quickly outselling coachbuilt versions by a huge margin. This was obviously the future of luxury cars by the time Bentley was unveiling the S1, but the car was still designed with a separate chassis and body, so a small percentage were able to get custom bodies. It also gained improved brakes and front suspension.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Amazing Condition Throughout
- Rust free body, with beautiful paintwork
- Wood in excellent condition
- Upholstery – leather in tip top order. Same applies for carpet, hood lining etc – beautiful, cosy interior
- Smooth to drive – very healthy motor and mechanically sound.
- Imported from the USA – three owners in New Zealand – one for 21 years.
- Comprehensive service history available dating back to the early 70's
Bentley was able to sell more than 3,500 units of the S1 over a period of four years - a number that few prewar European luxury carmakers could even dream of. The S1 was the same car as the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, with the only differences being the grille and the badges. So, those buying a standard S1 weren't just getting a car that looked like every other S1, it also looked like every other Silver Cloud. The Bentleys outsold their Rolls-Royce counterparts, so these are easier to find - and better value - today. For those with the means, taste and patience – the SI is well worth it.
Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.
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PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.