In 1959 Bentley upgraded their flagship chassis to the 6¾-liter V8 including the S2 Continental which was intended as a driver’s car for more sporting coachwork.
For the most part the Continental line was limited to coupes and cabriolets with one exception being the four-door Flying Spur. These included the James Young Sports Saloon, H.J. Mulliner Coupé, H.J. Mulliner Flying Spur and Park Ward Drophead Coupé.
The open Drophead Coupé by Park Ward was new to the Bentley line. It was designed by Vilhelm Koren of Norway for Park Ward and uniquely featured a straight fender line. 125 of the 388 S2 Continentals were built with this Drophead Coupé design.
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Coupé BC115AR – did not sell for €85,732
This right-hand drive S2 Continental from 1960 was delivered new in England. It was later sold to the United States, spending some time in Beverly Hills, California. Since 1988, it has resided in Europe. Today, the Continental is offered from a noted private collection, and it remains in outstanding overall condition, befitting its distinguished status as one of the world’s premier automobiles. Complete with a fascinating selection of documentation, the Continental includes copies of registration documents and correspondence between previous owners. Auction Source: 2010 Automobiles of London by RM Auctions