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BENTLEY S1 1955


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Now something unusual (at least for me) but when the opportunity was there, I had to take it (for little money, because of some small issues) - I think it is one of the best detailed Franklin mint models: very big and heavy, highly detailed, but take a look at the photos! Weakest point is the gap around the doors - but hey! 4 opening doors!

 

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Bentley S1 not R Conti. RR Cloud S1 sibling. But nice model  Cannot believe no one has done a R type Conti in 1:24   E026FDEB-34AA-4329-A4F8-5CE1DA2397D5.jpeg.822d627d7cc1d5c93d1d82e19caea493.jpeg

 

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Beautiful Model! I have the first brown and gold release. Yours still has the wings on the flying B hood ornament, very rare. Mine has the B but the wings are gone. I had another one used for parts and its was missing entirely. The brown and gold versions also suffered from zinc pest. My parts car had it bad in the top

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10 hours ago, THarrison351 said:

Beautiful Model! I have the first brown and gold release. Yours still has the wings on the flying B hood ornament, very rare. Mine has the B but the wings are gone. I had another one used for parts and its was missing entirely. The brown and gold versions also suffered from zinc pest. My parts car had it bad in the top

I have the brown and gold release too and it is missing the hood ornament entirely.  But fortunately it does not have the zinc pest.

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18 hours ago, THarrison351 said:

Beautiful Model! I have the first brown and gold release. Yours still has the wings on the flying B hood ornament, very rare. Mine has the B but the wings are gone. I had another one used for parts and its was missing entirely. The brown and gold versions also suffered from zinc pest. My parts car had it bad in the top

 

7 hours ago, Gramps46 said:

I have the brown and gold release too and it is missing the hood ornament entirely.  But fortunately it does not have the zinc pest.

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Thanks, Tim and Gary - the dark red/brown and gold color suits it well, too.

Zinc pest is awful - I experienced that with some (forutunately cheap) die-casts that literally fell apart.

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Your Bentley S1 is indeed a beautiful model, and I have the maroon / gold version by Franklin Mint, as well as several Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I's.

These two model cars are two of the best models that were made by Franklin Mint, and the detail is impressive.

Your Bentley is Majestic Silver over Royal Blue, and the other version is Dark Cherry Maroon over Silversand ( metallic ).

The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I is finished in Mason's Black over Oyster Grey.

Sounds like you got a good price on this one !

David

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I so wish the did the S1-3 2 door convertibles. 
The factory took sedans off the line, sent them to MPW, and they cut them up into convertibles. Lots of sedans around, few convertibles. Still can convert (pun intended) sedans now. FC0F66C8-A365-4F79-AE23-9B78CD7AF717.jpeg.330983b3c3005033d58237426543ed76.jpeg2DBAB178-A2C7-4D8E-9140-EC24878E4330.jpeg.dfe005df0716c2e362b7e655336af841.jpeg

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21 hours ago, Anglia105E said:

Your Bentley S1 is indeed a beautiful model, and I have the maroon / gold version by Franklin Mint, as well as several Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I's.

These two model cars are two of the best models that were made by Franklin Mint, and the detail is impressive.

Your Bentley is Majestic Silver over Royal Blue, and the other version is Dark Cherry Maroon over Silversand ( metallic ).

The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I is finished in Mason's Black over Oyster Grey.

Sounds like you got a good price on this one !

David

IIRC, I paid around €  40 for it (without original box or certificate - I don't care about the paperwork - but with a bent antenna, a small paint chip and some damage on the trunk mat/above the spre wheel)

Helmut

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19 hours ago, keyser said:

I so wish the did the S1-3 2 door convertibles. 
The factory took sedans off the line, sent them to MPW, and they cut them up into convertibles. Lots of sedans around, few convertibles. Still can convert (pun intended) sedans now. FC0F66C8-A365-4F79-AE23-9B78CD7AF717.jpeg.330983b3c3005033d58237426543ed76.jpeg2DBAB178-A2C7-4D8E-9140-EC24878E4330.jpeg.dfe005df0716c2e362b7e655336af841.jpeg

I guess MPW is for Mulliner Park Ward ?

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