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1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon

Sale price: $10,714.00 make an offer
Last update: 01.10.2013

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Date: 2014-07-08
megal (from jacksonville fla) offered 4000 usd

Price trends for this listing:
09.09.2013: $24,651.00

Car location: Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: bentley
Model: Other
Year: 1961
Type: sedan
Color: Burgandy over battleship grey with black stripe
Mileage: 17,000
Engine: v8
Transmission: automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: 4-door saloon sedan
Interior Color: Deep Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon for sale

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1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon Photo
  • 1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon
  • 1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon
  • 1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon
  • 1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon
  • 1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon
  • 1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon
  • 1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon
  • 1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon
  • 1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon
  • 1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon
  • 1961 Bentley S2 4-Door Saloon

This elegant. unusual vehicle is completely original.  You may remember this model from the famous "Grey Poupon" commercial.
The S2 was the first of the S series to boast a V8 engine and is the longest and most powerful of the series. This engine runs smoothly. The drive train and transmission are normal. The body is steel with an aluminum "bonnet" and trunk (for lightness and speed).
The color combination is good-looking and unusual: Burgandy on top. then a thin black stripe. then gun-metal grey on the botttom. There are some chips which could be touched up rather than ruin the car's originality. Same with the wood which needs some refinishing. The chrome is fine. The tires are fine. No body rust or dents. The deep red leather seats are cracked. as one might expect after 52 years. but acceptable. The rugs are good. with the exception of the driver's rug. understandably. The dash and interior doors are perfect. The vanity mirrors with lighters are in tact. The "picnic tables" are in perfect shape and fold down easily from the backs of the front seats. The headliner does have one tear.
Purchased in 1985 from a collector in Indiana who stored it for 10 years. we drove it a bit in New York and Palm Beach. then stored it here in Florida for 20 years. driving it occasionally. It does have a droopy left front spring from sitting and does need some brake work. Perhaps just the master cylinders. All eight cylinders (2 master. 1 per front wheel. 2 per rear wheels) can be re-sleeved at a specialty shop in White Post Virginia for $1200. This is their quote. which would save thousands off the regular charge for redoing the entire brake system. which it may not need. A new spring is $300. although the original may be spread. Both these quotes are without labor.  The car comes with a complete set of 6 repair manuals.
This Bentley is Right Hand Drive and the price reflects the current 50% market reduction. Left-hand drive Bentley's in perfect condition are going for over $48. 00. This is right hand in fair condition. Right hand is the more original. the way Bentley intended for the British market.  Left-hand was an after thought for the American market. I personally enjoyed driving on the right but the market here now is 50% off for right-hand.
I enjoyed the way driving in this Bentley made me feel: elegant. special. And it is just that. For $2000 in repairs (don't let people scare you with high quotes for brake work!) and such a reasonable price. you can have my precious Bentley for your private enjoyment and/or use it as a limousine for weddings and parties if you like. I believe it wold pay for itself.
I've given you all the honest details I know of for this Bentley. Please contact me with any other questions.

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