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1955 Bentley S1

1955 Bentley S1

1955 Bentley S1

Bentley updated their R-Type into the S1 or S series which was almost the exact same car as the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I.
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In Detail

type Series Production Car
production 3538
predeccesor 1951 Bentley R-Type
engine Inline-6
fuel feed Twin SU Carburetors
displacement 4887 cc / 298.22 in³
bore 95.25 mm / 3.75 in
stroke 114.3 mm / 4.50 in
compression 6.6:1
transmission 4-Speed Automatic
top speed ~165.73 kph / 103 mph
0 – 60 mph ~13.1 seconds


Auction Sales History


1957 Bentley S1 B296LDB – sold for €34,203

This Bentley Type S1, delivered new in France in 1957 by Franco-Britannic Automobiles, has had three known owners: Lord Campbell until 1977; Dr Moll, Lord Campbell’s dentist; and the current owner, who bought it in July 1980 as a comfortable means of transport for his pregnant wife. The car had then done 61,000 miles; it now has just over 75,000 miles on the clock. Maintenance was initially carried out by Franco-Britannic (invoice file to 1985). The second owner used Garage G. Cremoux, Leyland dealers in Brive (invoice file). Invoices from Garage Dizier in Paris indicate that more recent work has included replacing the spark-plugs, capacitor, drive-belts, water hoses and silent-blocks; repairing the locks and front/rear brakes; fixing the doors and the lid of the boot; and tuning the engine. The battery was changed in July 2007 and the cylinder-head tested and rectified in 2009, when the radiators were mended.

This left-hand drive Bentley S1 is painted claret and black, with original claret interior and discreet patina, is in fine overall condition, and comes with an extensive file of invoices.

Auction Source: 2010 Artcurial Sport & GTs au Mans Classic


1955 Bentley S1
1957 Bentley S1 Freestone & Webb Saloon 1B532EG – sold for $66,000 Proven Concours Winner. Restoration And Maintenance Receipts For $100,000. One Of 13 S1 Freestone & Webb Saloons. Retains Rare Complete Toolkits.
Auction Source: 2008 Monterey Preview