Bentley S1drophead - New Wood Dash

This coachbuilt Bentley started life as a right hand drive automobile, but the market in the US is stronger for left-hand drive cars, even Bentleys. At some point it came into to the possession of Tom Barrett of the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale AZ and he opted to have the car converted to left hand drive.

In the coach-building era, an official coach company would order a chassis from Rolls-Royce or Bentley and then proceed to create a new body and interior trim for their clients. Coachbuilt luxury cars were more costly and elitist than the "standard" cars from the factory, but their mechanical components were the same. So the conversion to left hand drive of the mechanical could be carried out with the parts from a factory Bentley of the same era. Not true of the wood trim.

A completely new lhd dash was made to the exact curvature of the original. The top was steam bent, the face was veneered in book-matched walnut burl, and trimmed in zebrano. To ensure that all the wood matched we made new door caps, map tray and windshield trim.

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