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1956 Bentley S1

Sale price: £12,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 16.08.2016

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Bentley
Model: S1
Year: 1956
Type: Standard Car
Mileage: 31,650
Transmission: Automatic
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1956 Bentley S1 for sale

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  • 1956 Bentley S1

For sale by auction on Saturday 20 August 2016 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
Successor to the R-Type. the Bentley S1 was introduced in 1955
with a whole new chassis; the car's wheelbase had been extended 3"
to 123". and the luggage compartment was expanded. The S1 had
softer suspension than the R-Type. with electrically-controlled
rear shock absorbers. Brakes had been improved. and the steering
was lighter. even more so after 1957 with optional power assisted
steering. This model marked the final integration of Bentley with
Rolls-Royce - the standard saloons were now entirely alike. but for
grills and badging. The engine was Rolls' 4887cc F-head six. in its
final configuration before the introduction of V8 power in 1959.
Manual gearboxes were supplied only to special order. With the
introduction of the aluminium 6230cc V8 engine in 1959. the S1
Bentley became the S2. and the corresponding Rolls-Royce was
renamed Silver Cloud II. The British Magazine. the Motor reported a
top speed of 103 mph and 0-60 acceleration of 13. 1 seconds from a
short-wheelbase S1 in 1957.

This 1956 Bentley S1 was first supplied to Mac Dowall Equipment
Co. Ltd. of Romford Essex. In January 1964. the next own owner was
Frederick Meekins based in London SW7. By the mid 1970's. the car
was based in the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. The
next known owner was Hugh Smith who lived in Scotland and purchased
the car in 1978. This S1 was the subject to recent re-paint but
still requires restoration work carried out. the brakes require an
overhaul. the steering box has a fault which means it requires
replacement and it is currently on the wrong size tyres the rest of
the restoration required is cosmetic but it appears to be
structurally sound with the only rust problems located to the off
side front wing. Finished in two tone green with the original green
leather interior this Bentley S1 is supplied with a registration
document. an original buff log book. a blue V5 registration
document and the original handbook. A very good restoration project
with a good engine and gearbox which starts well with no known
faults. An ideal example for simple mechanical restoration for use
next year at rallies and shows.



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from Mike, dated 16 august 2016
Hello where can I view this s1 Bentley is there any MOT on the vehicle
Thanks Mike
07806694680


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