The Bentley S2 was produced from 1959 until 1962. The luxurious S2 was the first car to use Bentley’s new 6230cc V8 engine. Successor to the S1, it featured the new Rolls-Royce - Bentley L Series V8 engine and improved air conditioning made possible by its increased output. Power steering was also standard, and a new dashboard and steering wheel were introduced. Some early S2s were built with the earlier S1 dashboard. A high-performance S2-derived Continental edition was also produced.
In all, 1,920 standard and long-wheelbase S2 car chassis were built between 1959 and 1962. Almost all were fitted with standard factory bodywork. A number had coach-built bodies by Park Ward, Hooper, H. J. Mulliner & Co., and James Young.
This beautiful Bentley S2 is finished in a very stylish Sage over Smoke Green, and is complemented with a green leather interior. The car is fitted with the first incarnation of the Rolls-Royce V8 engine, power steering (overhauled in 2016), and electric windows. The bodywork was restored a few years ago to a very high standard, and around £13,000 was spent by the last owner on brakes, servo, bumpers, electrics a new rear window and window seal. The car has recently had new tyres and an interior refurbishment. We are told that the car drives superbly, and is a pleasure to drive. There is a good history file history file with build sheets and some pictures of the car during restoration. This fine Bentley offers an opportunity to purchase a piece of British motor engineering at its finest.
S2 Type Saloon
Originally delivered to Switzerland
Car Delivered on 22.4.60 to RR Lillie Hall
Chassis Number B.425.LBR
Engine Number 212.BB
Body Number BT.0542
Radio 501 TA
1959 was an important year in the history of Rolls-Royce and Bentley when looking at the mechanical development of the companies. The series one engine had effectively run its course by this point.....