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Lot No. 735 - 1961 Bentley S2 Standard Steel Saloon

Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000

+ buyers premium of 13.2% (including VAT at 20%)

A simply exquisite Standard Steel, superbly recommissioned and beautifully presented.
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  • The arrival of the 6.2-litre V8 in 1959 caused some consternation amongst traditional Traditional Bentley customers
  • However, the new power unit delivered more performance with unparalleled smoothness creating a standard for Bentleys of the future
  • The all-aluminium V8 offered 0-60 in 10.9 seconds and 112mph, very respectable
  • This fabulous S2 is fitted with automatic transmission and power-assisted steering
  • Classically finished in Blue over Shell Grey with original grey leather and carpets
  • It's had five registered keepers and the odometer currently reads 80,679 miles
  • In 1995, the car was acquired by London Stockbroker, Paul Fellerman
  • Supplied with small and large tools including the inspection torch, the Drivers' Handbook, Service records, old MOTs and construction records
  • Recently carefully recommissioned following a period in storage
  • Fresh MOT until November 2022 issued with no advisories

 

Year of manufacture:
1961
Make:
Bentley
Chassis number:
B109DV
Transmission:
Automatic
Engine capacity:
6.2
Body colour:
Blue over Silver
MOT Expiry:
Thursday 03 November 2022
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
PSK 137
Model:
S2 Standard Steel Saloon
Engine number:
54DB
Interior colour:
grey leather
Odometer Reading:
80679
miles

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

105 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Original grey leather and carpets protected by later over rugs. Original headlining, boot mat and original varnish on the burr walnut veneered dashboard.

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

Very smooth, quiet and responsive. Keeps a low temperature and has good oil pressure. Initial oil and filter change followed by final oil change using ZDDP fortified classic 20W50 oil. Replace spark plugs (Champion N12YC). Clean points and adjust to 20 thou and 34 degrees dwell angle and statically tune ignition timing to 2 deg. BTDC. Service carburettors replacing brass floats and jet diaphragms. Balance and tune. Flush out entire cooling system including heater matrix. Replace heater hoses and install fresh blue antifreeze. Service twin fuel pump points.

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

Excellent gear change quality and responsive kickdown. Change transmission fluid (Dexron 11) Check band and line control pressures. No adjustments required. Grease propellor shaft joints.

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Remarks

Change rear axle oil (Ep90). Overhaul entire brake hydraulics. Remove master cylinders overhaul and reseal. Hone out and reseal all 6 - wheel cylinders. Replace brake pipes as required and all 5 flexible brake hoses. Paraffin clean and thoroughly dry front wheel bearings and re pack with fresh LM grease. Set hub end float. Replace outer track rod end gaiters and adjust toe in to as close to 0.06 in. as possible. Grease all steering joints using molybdenum disulphide grease. Top up steering transfer box (EP90). Check and top up shock dampers as necessary (Dexron 11). Handles, steers and rides superbly on the correct Rolls Royce recommended Avon Turbospeed cross ply tyres.

Electrics

Minor:

Major:

Remarks

Rear electric windows not operating.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Supplied new to Bestmore Tool & Edge Co. Ltd., Hednesford " For the use of Mrs M Best", and then to J. Wharton, Shipping Limited, Lincs. Acquired by London Stockbroker Paul Fellerman Esq. in 1995 before being purchased by the last owner in 2002. There is a selection of old MOTs and service bills. Recent major recommission.

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