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2011 Australian International Motor Show Auction

 

Lot 23

1956 Bentley S1 Utility

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Guiding Range

$40,000

Engine:
4887cc In-Line 6cyl
Gearbox:
4-Speed Automatic
Body work:
Custom Utility
Colour:
Yellow
Interior:
Tan
Trim:
Leather
Wheels:
Steel Disc
Brakes:
Drums
Bentley S1 Utility
Bentley S1 Utility
Bentley S1 Utility
Bentley S1 Utility
Bentley S1 Utility

Description

Bentley's S1 was introduced in 1955, running concurrently with the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. Externally there was very little difference, with detail changes around the radiator and badge work allowing one to tell if it was a Rolls or Bentley. Internally they shared a 4887cc version of the long-running Rolls straight-6 with twin-SU carburettors mated to a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. A higher performing variant known as the Continental was also introduced as the final development of a motor that was first pressed into service in the early Twenties.

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