1961 Bentley S2

Drophead Coupe by HJ Mulliner - 1 of 8

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Electric windows
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Shell Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

COYS Auction - 'The Jaguar Legend'
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 17th July 2010 at 1pm
Registration Number: 7 FGT Chassis Number: B402CU
The advent of the Bentley Continental with modern styling made the contemporary R-Type look distinctly dated. Something beyond a facelift was required. The resulting S-Type was launched in 1955 to much acclaim, the standard Park Ward body being much greater in size and grandeur compared to the preceding car. There were three phases of this model resulting in the final S3 series and a number of mechanical changes were introduced over this period.
The S2 Continental was developed from the S1 on the same chassis, using the aluminium 6¼ litre V8 engine in place of the old 6 cylinder 4,887cc unit which had been phased out in 1959. Automatic transmission, power steering and servo brakes combined to make a superb grand touring car. The S2 is especially significant in really being the final opportunity for coachbuilders