LOW PRODUCTION, 6.2L V8, 4SPD AUTO, A/C, CLEAN IN/OUT, RUNS/DRIVES WELL, SHARP!!
Cars handcrafted by the handfuls and assembled only for the lucky few are always part of an upper-class dream. So the obtainable price on this 1960 Bentley S2 Saloon already has you interested. And it only gets better when you see that it has been treated with the proper car so that the silver paint is stunning, the leather is supple, and it even has modern air conditioning.
We don't have to tell you about this car's elegance and opulence. The flying B on the hood is like an announcement to an unyielding commitment to the best of everything. What we do get to tell you is that this example has upheld those standards so nicely. Silver and black represent true understated British elegance. They are not over-boisterous, but instead show a sophistication in the level of gloss and shine they radiate. The body panels hold their precision craftsmanship, which allows the two-tone to almost dance across the curves. These were graceful cars that knew how to let the design fully develop so that a line that starts at the headlight, and it runs uninterruptedly until it meets the sporty arc at the rear door. Bright work is carefully crafted, and you see that in the curves of the bumper guards, intricate taillight arrangement, and the hallmark waterfall grille. What makes this a true upper-class classic is the detail work. It's in the way the wheels include this two-tone, and the colors design below the windows conceal the door handles.
This is a true British classic, and so you'll proudly drive from the right-hand side. But the true satisfaction comes from the whole atmosphere this car provides. The supple black leather and plush dark carpeting give it instant sophistication. And the real walnut wood that dominates the dash and flows onto the door panels gives this a true warmth. The rear is just as elegantly appointed, because after all, in a car of this caliber the owner is not necessarily the driver. There are even fold-down tray tables and power windows so you can re-create the Grey Poupon commercial. But more than just classic elegance, this one has been subtly upgraded to remain comfortable in modern times. For example, the original AM radio is still on display, but the real stereo is an AM/FM/CD unit hidden in the glovebox. And the air conditioning has been converted to R134a to keep servicing easy for years to come. There are even provisions for a sunroof.
Under the classic butterfly-style hood is the famous 6.2-liter V8. This ushered in a new era of quite but powerful motors at Rolls-Royce/Bentley, and the S2 was the launching pad. Utilizing the large displacement, dual SU carburetors, and lightweight alloy construction, this so successfully met the company's standards for power (especially at low speeds) that the architecture was in production for many decades to come. With this legacy, it's great to see this motor still have all the correct pieces (and even suspected to be original to the car.) Moreover, it retains the smooth quality you demand from a Bentley. That level of ease and rolling opulence is continued with the power steering, large brakes, and correct GM Hydramatic automatic transmission.
The sale comes complete with a workshop manual, history book, and a catalogue to help keep this in the same quality condition for generations to come. Bentley made less than 2,000 examples of the standard S2, and only 250 of this C-subseries. So the rarity is ensured, and with the condition of this example, desirability is undeniable. Call now!
- Power Windows
- CD Player
- AM/FM Radio
- Power Steering
- Leather Seats
- Air Conditioning
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Suspension
- Coil Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
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