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1958 Bentley S1 Continental HJ Mulliner Flying Spur

Alfred Hitchcock's, Stunning Design, 1 of 16, AC and PS, Gorgeous Restoration!

$290,000

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This is one of the cars that when people see it in person, they fall in love with it! Arguably one of the most important and best-looking Post-War Bentleys ever designed, this Flying Spur drives as well as it looks!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is arguably one of the most beautiful designs ever made on a Post-War Bentley.  One of just 16 LHD 1958 Bentley S1 Continental “Flying Spur” Sport Saloon by H.J. Mulliner, this example was special ordered for famed Hollywood legend Alfred Hitchcock for delivery to his Bel Air, CA estate.  Mr. Hitchcock custom ordered his Continental with increased capacity air conditioning and power steering, both desirable and rare upgrades.  Being beautifully restored, this Bentley would be as comfortable on a concours lawn as it would on a tour.

BC34LEL was ordered directly with Rolls-Royce, Inc. in New York for Alfred Hitchcock on January 27, 1958.  The guarantee was issued on July 25th, 1958 and it was transport from London to Los Angeles aboard the “Loch Garth” on the 30th of July, 1958.  Mr. Hitchcock ordered the H.J. Mulliner “six light” Flying Spur design no. 7443 on the S1 Continental chassis, of which a mere 16 were built in left-hand drive form.  According to Sarah Holibaugh of the Rolls-Royce Foundation, at the time of its delivery he was working on the sixth season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and it is said that Cash Bentley, central character of the episode “O Youth and Beauty,” was named after this Bentley.  Most recently, Alfred’s Bentley was in the renowned collection of Dr. Gail Reingold of Los Angeles, CA.  Dr. Reingold retained D&D Classic Automobile Restoration of Covington, Ohio and well-known Michigan upholsterer Mark Larder to complete a restoration of the Bentley.

The Continental is featured in a gorgeous Velvet Green, which appears nearly black unless it is in the sunlight.  It is a deep and rich dark green that is in wonderful condition today with excellent shine and luster.  The chrome and stainless-steel trim are also in excellent condition.  The wide white walled radials look terrific and compliment the darker livery well.  Overall, the exterior is in concours quality condition.

The interior is a deep and luscious Biscuit Tan Leather with Dark Green piping.  The leather is very soft and supple and in excellent condition overall.  The Tan Wilton wool carpeting is also in very nice condition and benefits from Bentley logo overlays for daily use.  The H.J. Mulliner burl walnut veneer is spectacular.  The Flying Spurs are well known for the gorgeous woodwork.  It surrounds the passenger compartment and is truly stunning.  The Bentley has benefitted from updated stereo systems and added seat belts.

The engine compartment is exceptionally well detailed.  The finishes are in excellent condition overall and is show quality.  The venerable 4.9 liter straight six cylinder used dual SU carburetors and produced nearly 180 hp.  This is connected to the four-speed automatic transmission, power steering and servo power assisted brakes.  As elegant as the styling is, this Continental chassis was designed to be a high-speed touring car when new.  The performance is striking.

This Bentley comes complete with its large and small tools, jack and spare, owner’s manual, and a significant collection of Alfred Hitchcock memorabilia.  Also included are the factory build records, ownership information and some service records.

We have this investment quality Continental priced well in todays market.  The No. 2 Hagerty Value for the 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur is $345,000 when factoring in the air conditioning premium.

For more information and details, call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.  See our 140+ photos and three videos on our website to learn more.  This Bentley is available for viewing at our Phoenix showroom.  We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide.  We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1958 Bentley S1 Continental HJ Mulliner Flying Spur

$290,000

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1958 Bentley S1 Continental HJ Mulliner Flying Spur
1958 Bentley S1 Continental HJ Mulliner Flying Spur

$290,000

VIN BC34LEL
BODY STYLE Sport Saloon "Flying Spur"
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 39,600
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 4
INT COLOR Buscuit Tan Leather
EXT COLOR Velvet Green
YEAR 1958
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 392

Bentley S1 Continental HJ Mulliner Flying Spur

The S-Series Continental was essentially an updated and improved version of the R-Type template, with a separate chassis, straight-six engine and bodywork by independent coachbuilders. At a time when the standard, factory-bodied S-Series Bentley saloon cost £3,295, owners had to be seriously wealthy to pay more than double for an H.J. Mulliner or Park Ward…
The S-Series Continental was essentially an updated and improved version of the R-Type template, with a separate chassis, straight-six engine and bodywork by independent coachbuilders. At a time when the standard, factory-bodied S-Series Bentley saloon cost £3,295, owners had to be seriously wealthy to pay more than double for an H.J. Mulliner or Park Ward version. Between 1955 and 1959, 432 S-Series Continentals were bodied by specialist coachbuilders, with H.J. Mulliner accounting for 217. During the same period the factory produced 2,927 standard-body saloons. Most S-Series Continentals were two door models, but H.J. Mulliner backed a hunch that there would be a small but discerning market for a coachbuilt four-door Continental as an alternative to the factory four-door offering. Their design was balanced and elegant, with ample space for four. The new four-door was named by Arthur Talbot Johnstone, H.J. Mulliner’s Managing Director, after the heraldic device of his family, the Clan Johnstone of the Scottish Borders. The first example even featured the Clan Johnston’s spur mascot on its radiator grille. Following the success of the H.J. Mulliner Flying Spur, coachbuilder James Young also offered its bespoke interpretation of a four-door Continental.

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