Lot 402 - 1960 Bentley S2
|Odometer reading||37,100 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
For Bentley and Rolls-Royce, the star of the 1959 London Motor Show was their first all alloy V8 engine to be found in both the Bentley S2 and its cousin, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II. The engine produced approximately 200bhp (Bentley and Rolls-Royce would never quote horsepower figures, preferring to state that it was adequate) and, by virtue of its alloy construction, weighed the same as the 4.8 litre, six-cylinder engine it replaced. The result was a smoother, more powerful ride. Most Bentley S2's carried factory 'Standard Steel Saloon' coachwork satisfying the company's commercial requirements and in total 2308 Bentley S2's were manufactured.
This delightful Bentley S2 is described by the vendor as being "silky smooth and quiet" to drive. Complimented by the period white wall tyres, this is a particularly good example of a much sought-after classic Bentley. The coachwork is in good order as is the interior trim and wood, the picnic tables in the rear are synonymous with enjoying a day out. These have become sought after of late, due largely to its' traditional looks and reliable mechanics. Supplied with a current V5 document and a MoT test certificate, this is an opportunity to purchase an attractive piece of British motoring heritage.
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