1955 Bentley S1

Standard Steel Saloon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The inaugural auction takes place in Sydney on December 5th, 2009.
Doors open 5.30pm
Auction Commences 6.30pm
Please note:
Telephone and Absentee Bidder registration closes
12pm Saturday 5th December.
For further enquiries please contact:
Robert Glover on [email protected]
Damien Duigan on [email protected]
ALL ESTIMATES ARE IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS
1955 Bentley ‘S’ Type Standard Steel Saloon
Black
Saloon
4 Speed Automatic
4887cc 6-cylinder
70,769 miles
Engine No. BA139
Chassis No. B278AN
Estimate $35,000 - $42,000
The Bentley ‘S’ Type was launched in 1955 with an entirely new box-section chassis and beautifully proportioned styling by John Blatchley. Identical to the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud apart from the traditional Bentley radiator and badges, both were powered by the silky smooth six-cylinder engine, featuring a new light alloy cylinder head. Another major improvement was the adoption of hydraulic brakes. Inside, the Bentley was superbly appointed, using only the finest qua