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1956 Bentley

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1956 Bentley
S 1
1956 Bentley
S 1
1956 Bentley
S 1
1956 Bentley
S 1
1956 Bentley S Type

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Signage: 1956 Bentley S1: John Lennon Designed Psychedelic Bentley

Manufactured By; Bentley Motors Ltd.; Place: Crewe, Cheshire England; Production:3107 (total 1955-1959; Body: Steel-Bentley; Chassis: wheelbase: 123", Length: 212"; weight: 4,325 lbs.; Engine: water-cooled 1-6, "F: head, 2 carburetors; Disp/Power" 298.2 cu. in./ est. 178 h.p.; Suspension: Front-independent, coil springs; Rear-live axle; semi-elliptic springs; Transmission: 4 speed automatic to rear axle.

This Bentley was acquired by John Lennon and the Beatles' Apple Corp. It was painted at John Lennon's supervision by the same firm that painted the front of the Boutique Building in 1967, at the height of the "psychedelic era". This Bentley was often parked in front of "The Apple Tailoring Boutique", owned by Beatles Apple Corp., on Kings Road in London. Lennon was known to frequent the 'after hours' clubs in this Bentley and along with other Rock-N-Roll celebrities of the day, including Jimi Hendrix, and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones.

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