Year: 1956
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Bentley S1 in a unique and exclusive shade of light and dark gray for the upper part, interior in red leather, with the typical right hand drive that enhances the style of the Channel. Cars of great prestige to combine style and elegance.

A bit of history of this car:

The Bentley S1 (originally simply “Bentley S”) was a luxury car produced by Bentley Motors Limited from 1955 until 1959.

The S1 was derived from Rolls-Royce’s complete redesign of its standard production car after World War II, the Silver Cloud. Each was its maker’s last standard production car with an independent chassis.

The S-series Bentley was given the Rolls-Royce – Bentley L Series V8 engine in late 1959, and designated the S2. Twin headlamps and a facelift to the front arrived in late 1962, resulting in the model designation S3.

In late 1965 the S3 was replaced by the completely new monocoque Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow-derived T series.

As with the preceding Mark VI and R type Bentleys, there was almost no difference between standard Bentley and Rolls-Royce models; this Bentley S differing only in its radiator grille shape and badging from the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I.

The models shared the 4.9 L (4887 cc/298 in³) straight-6 engine. They were the last vehicles to be powered by descendants of the engine originally used in the Rolls-Royce Twenty from 1922 to 1929. The bore was 95.25 mm (3.750 in), stroke was 114.3 mm (4.50 in) and compression ratio 6.6:1. Twin SU carburetors were fitted, with upgraded models from 1957. A 4-speed automatic transmission was standard.

Two wheelbases were produced: 123 inches (3,100 mm) and, from 1957, 127 inches (3,200 mm).

A standard-wheelbase car tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1957 had a top speed of 103 mph (166 km/h) and could accelerate from 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in 13.1 seconds. A fuel consumption of 16.1 miles per imperial gallon (17.5 L/100 km; 13.4 mpg‑US) was recorded. The test car, which had the optional power steering, cost £6305 including taxes of £1803.