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1958 | Bentley S 1

1958 Bentley S1 Sport Saloon by Mulliner '58

£101,136
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Description

  • Aluminum bodywork by the acclaimed Mulliner
    - Very rare: only 27 such HJ Mulliner 4-Door Sports Saloons ever built
    - Comes with some invoices for intensive maintenance services
    - In impeccable condition
    - British prestige of the highest level

    The Bentley S is a three-part series of high-quality typical British cars that were built from 1955 to 1965. During that production run, Bentley truly succeeded in innovating and moving away from pre-war design.

    In 1955, Bentley introduced the S1 to the market, which marked a shift towards a more modern design style for Bentley. They retained the classic elements but decided to reduce the pompous elements found in the pre-war models. Bentley introduced a sleek saloon equipped with a straight-six engine to a four-speed automatic transmission. Inside, they maintained the same level of luxury. For four years, until 1959, the S1 was produced and was then succeeded by the Bentley S2, which brought more power to the table. A 6.2-liter V8 engine was designed for the S2. Over the course of four years, the S2 introduced power steering, a new dashboard design, and electric windows, among other features. After meticulously producing 2,308 models, Bentley decided to create a trilogy out of the S series by designing the S3. The S3 made its debut at the 1962 Paris Auto Show. While not an entirely new Bentley, there were significant changes: the headlights were more efficient and got doubled, the interior was designed with a focus on rear-seat passenger safety, power steering worked better, and the engine and carburettors were larger in displacement. The latter change was reportedly made to reduce air pollution.

    Over three years, approximately 1,600 S3 models were sold until 1965, running parallel to the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. The successor, the Bentley T1, was poised to make its debut in 1965.

    Bentley S1

    The S1 had the honor of kicking off the S-series of Bentley. All the pomp that was very popular with the discerning Bentley clientele before and shortly after the war was partly set aside, without diminishing any of the Bentley prestige, quite the contrary.

    As the direct successor to the Bentley R, on one hand, streamlining the car's design was in order, and on the other hand, there were mechanical improvements. For the S1, the wheelbase was slightly lengthened, the suspension softened for even more driving comfort, and both steering and braking were optimized for an even better driving experience.

    Inside, the classic style is maintained, the S1 is highly ergonomic, and the driving experience is a pleasure, partly thanks to the harmonious hum of the inline-six cylinder engine. Just over 3500 units of the S1 were built; today, the S1 is a coveted classic car, as its value is steadily rising.

    Technical information:

    Body work

    - Length (cm): 539 (212 inch)
    - Width (cm): 183 (72 inch)
    - Height (cm): 158 (62 inch)
    - Wheelbase (cm): 312 (123 inch)
    - Weight (kg): 1758 (3876 lbs)

    Mechanics

    - Engine: 4883 cc straight-six front-engine
    - Valve gear: 12
    - Fuel system: 2 SU carburettors
    - Gear box: 4-speed automatic
    - Transmission: RWD
    - Right-steered
    - power: 200 hp (147 kW) at 4500 t/m
    - Top speed: 166 km/h (103 mph)


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Vehicle details

Vehicle data

Make
Bentley
Model name
S 1
First registration date
Not provided
Year of manufacture
1958
Mileage (read)
28,947 mls
Chassis number
Not provided
Engine number
Not provided
Gearbox number
Not provided
Matching numbers
Not provided
Number of owners
Not provided

Technical details

Body style
Saloon (4-doors)
Power (kW/hp)
132/180
Cubic capacity (cm³)
4887
Cylinders
6
Doors
4
Steering
Right (RHD)
Gearbox
Automatic
Gears
Not provided
Transmission
Rear
Front brakes
Not provided
Rear brakes
Not provided
Fuel type
Petrol

Individual configuration

Exterior color
Others
Manufacturer color name
-
Interior color
Others
Interior material
Others

Optional equipment

Rechtslenker

Condition, registration & documentation

Has Report
Registered
Ready to drive

Location

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