BID ON THE-SALEROOM.COM
The Bentley S1 was basically a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud behind the distinctive 'Flying B' radiator grille, and was the last of the marque to employ the company's venerable 150bhp 4.9-litre straight-six engine. It comprised a separate chassis and body, thereby facilitating the manufacture of coachbuilt versions. However, the vast majority of S1s were delivered with the 'Standard Steel' option that featured alloy doors, bonnet and boot lid. Greatly improved performance arrived with the S2 model of 1959, courtesy of a new 6.2-litre aluminium V8 engine. This raised the top speed to 114mph and substantially enhanced the acceleration. Power steering became standard. The S2 being sold is resplendent in a fresh covering of Smoke Green over Sage Green paintwork. The Green hide interior is, however, original and, at the vendor's admission, now looking 'slightly tired'. He further informs us that 'B158DW' 'runs and drives well' and that the Bentley's odometer currently stands at an unwarranted 81,376 miles.