Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Shell Grey/Tudor Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £28,000 - £35,000
Registration Number: 661 UXM
Chassis Number: B613EK
First introduced in 1955, the Bentley S-Type (retrospectively known as the S1) was a larger car than the R-Type that it replaced, which itself was really a late 1940s design from the steel-rationing era. The S1’s power came from an enlarged version of the R-Type’s six cylinder, overhead valve head engine. Now of 4887cc, the new motor propelled the car to 120mph with 0-60 being achieved in under 13 seconds. Early cars were available with manual transmission, though the vast majority were fitted with a four-speed automatic gearbox, and (from late 1957) power steering. The beautiful shape of the S1, with many styling cues derived from Mulliner designs, used the car’s length to its full advantage, and the interior featured all the usual appointments expected in a luxury car of the period – extremely