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52000 miles showing

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine
4.9l – in line six cylinder
Transmission
4 speed automatic
Layout
Front engine, rear-wheel-drive
Power Output
178 bhp
Fuel type
Petrol
Exterior Colour
Silver
Interior Colour
Black
No of doors
2

 

what makes this car special?

The Bentley S Continental was introduced six months after the introduction of the Bentley S1 standard steel saloon (1955). The Continentals were the high-performance Bentley models of this time with the name evoking images of high speed 120 mph grand touring. The Continentals left the factory in chassis only form. Coachbuilders such as HJ Mulliner, Park Ward and James Young were commissioned to design light weight alloy fixed head and drophead coupe bodies (using aluminium and magnesium). These coach built body styles for the Bentley S1 Continental chassis were re-interpretations of the elegant designs of the preceding R type Continentals.

  • Coach built lightweight alloy body by Park Ward
  • One of only 431 examples produced
  • Recent cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment

The Park Ward coupe was the brain child of legendary coachwork designer John Blatchley who was largely responsible for designing the R type Continental. This Bentley S1 Continental is one of the elegant Park Ward fixed head coupe examples. The current owner has had this example for over 40 years and is believed to be only the second owner since 1958. A recent cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment has been completed and this example is ready for any occasion without excuse