Exterior – Our 1958 Bentley S1 carriage was completely resprayed in 2011 in Tudor grey metallic and sits with a horizontal dignity that is hard to match. At way over 5 meters in length, you do need to have your wits about you and judge obstacles accordingly in order to protect the newly fitted stainless steel front and rear bumpers. An impressive 3,538 vehicles were produced in Crew between 1955 and 1959 which, considering the level of quality, places these undervalued beauties well within the grasp of so many which, ironically, was not the initial intention. Buy now while you still can folks.
Interior – The quality of leather and indeed workmanship in the new biscuit interior is absolutely outstanding. Everyone should try and experience just once in their life being driven in one of these great carriages. It really is a wonderful experience, either driving or being driven; people just can’t help themselves and simply have to wave or offer a thumbs up. The quality alcantara headlining and matching biscuit carpet are a perfect match to the highly polished refurbished veneered finish. The interior is a sublime place to just sit back and indulge in historical luxury.
Engine & Transmission – This Crew built car offers a standard Bentley 4.9 Litre in-line straight six cylinder Powertrain. Carefully restored, it moves the almost 2 tonne Bentley along nicely with a progressive surge of power that can only be related to these great cars. Once used to the easy style power steering and height, the drive is impressive considering the car is from the 1950’s.
Wheels, Tyres & Brakes – The seemingly massive Avon Turbospeed 235 80-15 and appropriately branded R/R-B tyres are all in good order. The restored chrome and Tudor grey wheel trims are contrasted by whitewall trims which can be removed, if so required.