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Overview

Produced: 1955-1959, 3107 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,5 seats
Bentley S1

First introduced in 1955, the Bentley S-Type (retrospectively known as the S1) was a larger car than the R-Type that it replaced which was really a late 40s design from the steel rationing era. The S1s power came from an enlarged version of the R-Types six cylinder, overhead inlet/sidevalve exhaust type head, now of 4887cc. Early cars were available with manual transmission, (very rare) however most cars had a four speed automatic gearbox, power steering was only available from 1956 (much needed!).

The beautiful shape of the S1 used the cars length to its full advantage, unfortunately they can be costly to repair due to the cars

tendency to suffer from corrosion (as most cars from this era tend to!). The cars interior featured all of the usual appointments expected in

a Rolls-Royce or Bentley, these included no less than three fold out picnic tables!. Although most S1s carried the "Standard Steel" Saloon

bodywork, some cars had coachbuilt bodies by Hooper, Freestone and Webb and others. A few Long WheelBase cars were also produced, most had Mulliner Park Ward six light limousine coachwork fitted.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
4887ccS6 IOE

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
120 mph12.9 s0 s14 mpg0 bhp 0

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DrumDrum

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