Lot 212 - 1962 Bentley S2 Saloon
|Odometer reading||89,000 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £28,000|
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 S2s carried factory 'standard steel saloon' coachwork satisfying the company's commercial requirements and in total 2,308 Bentley S2s were manufactured.
This delightful Bentley S2 is finished in the stylish and desirable tones of Sage over Smoke Green and is supplied with a good history file containing build sheets and a handbook. The bodywork was restored a few years ago to a high standard. Around £13,000 was spent by the last owner on brakes, servo, bumpers and electrics. Recent expenditure included tyres and an interior refurbishment. The vendor informs us the car drives superbly. Along with the history file, it is supplied with an MoT test certificate valid until the 21st September, 2017 with no advisories. This fine Bentley offers an opportunity to purchase an attractive piece of British motoring heritage.