1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR

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Lot 339
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon
Coachwork by James Young Registration no. FSV 701 Chassis no. BC105AR

£ 80,000 - 120,000
US$ 110,000 - 160,000
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon
Coachwork by James Young

Registration no. FSV 701
Chassis no. BC105AR
*One of only 41 S2 Continentals by James Young
*First owned by Edmundo Ros, OBE
*Repainted and re-trimmed in 2008/2009
*Extensive history file


In total, James Young bodied 41 S2 Continental chassis, completing this four-door, six-light car to the order of Edmundo Ros, the famous Latin American bandleader, who was one of the biggest stars of the UK music scene during the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. Ros owned the Coconut Grove club in London's Regent Street, where the band played regularly, attracting the cream of British high society, including members of the Royal Family.

Copy chassis cards on file show that the Continental was retailed via Jack Barclay Ltd and registered to Ros at his home, Edritt House in Mill Hill, London NW7. The original registration was 'EWR 1'. Three subsequent owners are listed on the card, the last of whom, one J Haggis of Gargrave, North Yorkshire, acquired the Bentley in September 1966. The history file also contains bills from Jack Barclay and Bentley Motors relating to servicing carried out in the 1960s, together with a quantity of expired MoTs.

More recently, the Continental has benefited from a bare metal re-spray by Clays Vehicle Repairs, Blakelands, undertaken in 2008 at a cost of £18,500, which was followed by an interior re-trim by Philip Block Upholstery in 2009. Hillier Hill serviced the car that same year (£2,126) while in September 2015 the carpets were renewed by Sean Ingram Carpets (£964).

In August 2016 the Continental received a service by Bentley specialists PLG Auto Services (£2,866), which included fitting a new fuel tank and brake pipes, and some rewiring. New over-riders from Flying Spares were fitted that same month, and in October 2016 a new rear window was made and installed. Bills relating to all the aforementioned works are on file together with photographs of the body repaint and interior re-trim. The last word in Gran Turismo motoring in its day, this gorgeous James Young-bodied Bentley Continental is offered with a V5 registration document.

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1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon  Chassis no. BC105AR
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