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1960 Bentley S2 Continental H.J.Mulliner Two Door Coupe

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A lovely example of the rare two door version of the desirable H.J. Mulliner Continental, in very good order, performing very well. The car is in smart, correct and very sound condition with excellent silver paintwork with a red pinstripe and appealing, original deep red leather upholstery. Woodwork and chrome are in nice condition too and the whole car is very well presented and just right to use and enjoy. We sold the car about eighteen years ago and it has remained in the same ownership for most of that time, and now re-acquired by us. It comes with a large bundle of invoices for maintenance and repairs carried out, some of them going back to the 1980s. The body and coachwork are in correct, sound and corrosion-free condition and the whole car is a fine specimen, running and driving very nicely, ready for its next adventure in life. Supplied serviced, prepared and to be newly MoT tested.

  • Chassis No. BC50AR
  • Reg No. GVS 605
  • Price £195,000
  • Finance

Snippets: Tobacco & Education.

Alexandre Berner took delivery of BC50AR after the car had been displayed on the Bentley stand at the Geneva Motor Show. In April 1934 Alexandre (ex Diplomatic Service) had married a New York society girl at St. Margaret’s Church in London – she was Miss Phyllis Molins daughter of Walter Molins, who was the head of the Molins Machine Company & also Alexandre’s boss! Alexandre & Phyliss divorced in the 1940s but Alexandre continued to work with Molins until the late 1960s. In October 1944 Phyllis remarried to Cmdr Rupert A. Brabner (Under Secretary of Air), but in March 1945 he died when the Liberator aircraft in which he was travelling to Canada with Air Marshall Drummond was lost in flight, he was just 33 years old. In 1963 Alexandre sold BC50AR to John Corlette (1911/77) an Englishman who for his health had moved to Switzerland in 1926, after John’s health improved he returned to England & trained as an architect but actually became a teacher in Gordonstoun School in Scotland past pupils include Royalty – Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, Zara & Peter Phillips; members of titled families such at the Caledon, Fife, Hamilton, Winchilsea, Feversham, Mountbatten & Cowdray; other interesting past pupils are Oona Chaplin, Jason Connery, Balthazar Getty, Heather Stanning & Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie). In 1949 after the end of WWII Corlette returned to the Swiss Alps where he founded Aiglon College having taken Gordonstoun as his inspiration – past pupils of Aiglon include the Crown Prince of Albania, members of the Royal House of Borghese & Simon Kidston (a noted classic car enthusiast). In 1966 BC50AR returned to the UK and was with Mr Simmons who operated a marine salvage company – A & H Otter Ltd of London, the company ceased in 1984 and by 1988 BC50AR (after passing through the trade) was with Mark Tippetts whose base was in Cadogan Gardens in London but who worked & lived in Tokyo with the merchant banking and property company Group Guinness Peat where he advised the real estate section of Nissho Iwai Corporation.

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