1960 Bentley S2, LWB with Division, 67k Miles, RHD, Last Owner 31 Years, Rare!
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1960 Bentley S2, LWB with Division, 67k Miles, RHD, Last Owner 31 Years, Rare! for sale
Vehicle DetailsYear: 1960Make: BentleyModel: OtherVIN: LBA5Stock Number: 13404Mileage: 62000Transmission: AutomaticEngine: 8 CylinderExterior Color: WhiteInterior Color: GreenTitle: Clear
This is an incredibly rare motorcar. A Bentley S2 long wheelbase with limousine division window. This is a motorcar that has been with the same Southern California RROC and BDC owner since 1983.
The first owner was the formidable Sir William Carr. Chairman of the News of the World in London. This Bentley has traveled a mere 67. 00 miles since new and is now ready for its new owner. This Bentley is one of 25 long wheelbase cars made for the many years of the S2 series. It was the fifth made in the production.
Sir William Carr enjoyed the car for many years and later sold it to a Canadian employee of the News of the World. It later made its way to Florida and ultimately was sold to its last owner. Darwyn Lumley. in 1983 in Southern California. By 1987 the Bentley had accumulated 39. 00 miles and today it has a total of 67. 00 miles.
Dawryn enjoyed the car on BDC and RROC events throughout Southern California from 1983 until 2013. This remarkably untouched and original S2 LWB Saloon is finished in a very attractive white livery (older repaint). complemented by very good brightwork. The original exterior paint was a deep Mulberry. Although the car is stunning as is. we would love to see the new owner repaint the limousine in its original color of Mulberry. The handsome exterior is also complemented by front and rear bumper guards. driving lights and correct Bentley wheelcovers.
Having been in California for several decades. this Bentley is very solid and has zero to minimal rust (there is one small bubble in the paint on a door that may be paint or a very small area of rust). The original leather rear leaf spring "gators" are still installed and in relatively nice condition. This is a very clear indicator that this Bentley was not driven often in poor weather.
As expected. the luxurious interior is presented in beautiful overall condition. trimmed with the original green Connolly leather upholstery that displays a lovely overall patina. along with the elegant walnut woodwork. The wood is gorgeous. especially for the rear passengers that can enjoy the extra wood added for the division window. The leather has no splits and conveys that the car has been well loved and cared for. We think the interior is stunning as it is and no additional restoration is needed. accept perhaps re-dying some of the front seat area and arm rests. It appears there was either a replacement or poor re-dye in the past and the color is a bit off. This is easily corrected. Overall the interior has been well preserved since new.
Otherwise original. the Bentley benefits from the recent maintenance of the carburetor. braking system and steering box (we had the maintenance performed by Roger Ford. the last RR factory trained engineer in the US). The transmission was also rebuilt this year and shifts beautifully. Having been thoroughly reviewed by Roger Ford. the following is the mechanical status: All gauges are operating well. the motor and transmission mounts are in good shape. the car runs very cool and performs well. the oil pressure is good. the heaters aren't working and heater and radiator hoses need replacement. For touring we would recommend a major service. to include the waterpump (it works fine but there is a little seeping) and other items within the scope of a major service.
The Bentley is complete with the large tools but not the small hand tools.
Introduced at the 1959 London Motor Show. the Bentley S2 featured an all-alloy 200-horsepower V8 engine. and weighed the same as the six-cylinder S1 model it replaced. The S2s driving manners were also much improved with the addition of a four-speed GM Hydra-Matic transmission. upgraded power-assisted brakes. and power steering. The robust 200-horsepower V8 engine also appears to be largely original and unres. Click for MoreAdditional Photos Warranty InformationThis vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Terms & Conditions
Classic Promenade is pleased to assist with worldwide shipping and transportation (costs not included). We normally transact payments with wire transfers. but other arrangements may be made. We will also accept certain trades of collector vehicles. Call us at 951-901-5088 or email at harry@classicpromenade. com . All sales are subject to local sales at any time. We pride ourselves on accurate descriptions. but collector cars are all subject to "issues" and we encourage personal inspection.
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