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A Babycham Bentley

Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé originally owned by brewing baron Sir Keith Showering to be sold at auction; his family created the ‘cult drink’ Babycham

 

A 1964 Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé by Mulliner Park Ward originally owned by Sir Keith Showering (1930 – 1982) – a member of the family that created the popular drink of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Babycham – is to be sold at auction in London in September.

 

A Babycham Bentley – 1964 Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé by Mulliner Park Ward – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Battersea, London sale on 6th September 2017 – Estimate of £110,000 to £140,000 ($142,000 to $180,000, €121,000 to €153,000 or درهم520,000 to درهم662,000) – Originally owned by brewing baron and member of the family behind Babycham Sir Keith Showering (1930 – 1982)
Sir Keith Showering (second from left) with other members of his family and associates
A Babycham Bentley – 1964 Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé by Mulliner Park Ward – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Battersea, London sale on 6th September 2017 – Estimate of £110,000 to £140,000 ($142,000 to $180,000, €121,000 to €153,000 or درهم520,000 to درهم662,000) – Originally owned by brewing baron and member of the family behind Babycham Sir Keith Showering (1930 – 1982)
The rear of the car

 

One of just 75 drophead coupés produced and featuring the ‘Chinese Eye’ lights that proved popular with the likes of the broadcaster Alan Whicker CBE (1921 – 2013) also, the car offered was originally finished in Cadillac Green with a green interior and top. It now sports white paintwork, a grey/black and blue interior and a blue hood but does retain its numbers matching engine and was subsequently owned by the businessman, car collector and one-time Japanese Honorary Consul of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden Dr Soichiro Yoshida.

 

RM Sotheby’s will sell the Bentley with an estimate of £110,000 to £140,000 ($142,000 to $180,000, €121,000 to €153,000 or درهم520,000 to درهم662,000) at their sale in Battersea Park on 6th September.

 

A Babycham Bentley – 1964 Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé by Mulliner Park Ward – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Battersea, London sale on 6th September 2017 – Estimate of £110,000 to £140,000 ($142,000 to $180,000, €121,000 to €153,000 or درهم520,000 to درهم662,000) – Originally owned by brewing baron and member of the family behind Babycham Sir Keith Showering (1930 – 1982)A Babycham Bentley – 1964 Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé by Mulliner Park Ward – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Battersea, London sale on 6th September 2017 – Estimate of £110,000 to £140,000 ($142,000 to $180,000, €121,000 to €153,000 or درهم520,000 to درهم662,000) – Originally owned by brewing baron and member of the family behind Babycham Sir Keith Showering (1930 – 1982)A Babycham Bentley – 1964 Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé by Mulliner Park Ward – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Battersea, London sale on 6th September 2017 – Estimate of £110,000 to £140,000 ($142,000 to $180,000, €121,000 to €153,000 or درهم520,000 to درهم662,000) – Originally owned by brewing baron and member of the family behind Babycham Sir Keith Showering (1930 – 1982) A Babycham Bentley – 1964 Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé by Mulliner Park Ward – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Battersea, London sale on 6th September 2017 – Estimate of £110,000 to £140,000 ($142,000 to $180,000, €121,000 to €153,000 or درهم520,000 to درهم662,000) – Originally owned by brewing baron and member of the family behind Babycham Sir Keith Showering (1930 – 1982)A Babycham Bentley – 1964 Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé by Mulliner Park Ward – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Battersea, London sale on 6th September 2017 – Estimate of £110,000 to £140,000 ($142,000 to $180,000, €121,000 to €153,000 or درهم520,000 to درهم662,000) – Originally owned by brewing baron and member of the family behind Babycham Sir Keith Showering (1930 – 1982)

Comments

6 comments on “A Babycham Bentley”

  1. I like this very much but the interior looks like it still needs fixing up. I can see cracks on the front seats, for example, or is that simply bad photography?

    1. Yolanda, when you talk of the ‘interior look’ you do realise that this is a motor car?
      Or, are you wearing your ‘property professional’ hat?

  2. The engine appears to need some attention too. I suspect this might be a bit more of a project than it is being made out to be.

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