1961 Bentley Continental Drophead Coupe by Park Ward


  Number Delivered Original
Country
Original
Owner
Current
Owner
Current
Country
BC2BY Nov 60 UK Lord Greville Private
Encino CA
Stored in
UK

[July 2005]

Appeared for Sale on E-Bay with the following description:

This is an auction for an ultra nice, and rare right hand drive, classic Bentley convertible. This car spent about 30 years in the U.S. and was recently acquired out of a fine Las Vegas collection. I sent the car to the UK, so it has European and U.S. papers Ė a "dual citizenship," you might say. The car was first shipped to Holland, where it was mechanically completely gone through and inspected. It truly drives and handles like a new vehicle! When I got this car from Las Vegas, Nevada, I was told (and the title confirms this), that it has 15,000 original miles. This is exactly true. I know that itís hard to believe, but if you look at the condition of this beautiful, regal classic, you can see that the astonishingly low mileage is quite accurate This car has the original build sheet with it, and has always been this original burgundy over tan color. The car is located in a storage facility in London at the moment. It is difficult to show the vehicle, since I am here in the U.S., but I will absolutely guarantee this car as described. If it isnít exactly what you expect and have been promised, you do not have to buy it. This really is a rare opportunity. She has a V8 engine, of course; automatic, air, power options. This is just a lovely, elegant Bentley SII Drophead. Very unusual find.

(It did not sell above reserve, but reached a bid of $73,188.)

[July 2001]

Appeared in a Barrett Jackson auction in 1996 with a recorded high bid of $30,750. At that time, the description was, "Imported in California in 1969. Interior all original. Everything works. AC blows cold. Transmission rebuilt recently, receipt available."

Came from California in the mid 1990's; was in Alabama for some time.

Presently for sale at Vintage Motors in Sarasota FL for $55,000.

Contact:

Martin
2836 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 355-6500 vintagesrq@aol.com