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**REMAINS AVAILABLE** 1956 Bentley Pickup


Thursday 30th April 2020

  • 30-04-2020
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The vendor has kindly supplied the following:

This remarkable, right-hand drive Bentley Sl, was originally purchased in London in 1956 by Charles Lloyd-Jones and subsequently became the property of the Right Honourable 6th Earl Stradbroke, Keith Rous who took the car to Australia.

There, it was converted to a utility vehicle by coachbuilder George Williams of Camperdown, New South Wales who positioned a 'Woody-style' bespoke timber load bed where the rear seat passengers would normally be and painted the whole car a vibrant Banana Yellow.

The Bentley Sl Standard Steel saloon replaced the R-Type Standard Steel saloon which had been in production, with modifications, since 1946. An extra three inches were added to the R-Type's wheelbase thereby enabling five adults to travel in comfort with increased headroom and more boot space for extra luggage. 

It is currently wearing the logo of a previous owner, 'Mount Fyans Black Angus Herd'. Returning to the UK in 2012 and now UK registered with V5, this amazing car is perhaps the world's only and poshest Ute.. your chance today to own this unique vehicle!

On site now for viewing.

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Thank you.


  • Year: 1956
  • Make: Bentley
  • Model: Pickup
  • Registration: XLG 40
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 4250
  • Estimate: £15,000 ~ £20,000