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1956 Bentley S1 Continental by Park Ward

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Chassis No: BC 73 BG Engine No: BC 72 B Registration No: YSU 605 The success of the R-Type Continental ensured that a similar lightweight high performance version of the S-Type would be offered as part of the Bentley range and consequently the S 1 Continental was produced between 1955 and 1959 with a production run of 431 chassis. The robust 4.9 litre, six cylinder engine was retained but with higher compression, more efficient cylinder head porting and performance enhancing exhaust and cam-shaft. The chassis was also up-rated and benefited from hydraulic servo brakes and ride control. The result was 120 mph performance in comfort and style. This Park Ward Continental is special because it is one of the very rare cars supplied with a manual gearbox. This was only fitted as a customer request as at that time the automatic gearbox was the standard fitment. It is believed that only three were supplied with the delightful four-speed manual, and is regarded today as far more desirable as any R Type Fastback enthusiast will confirm. The car was commissioned to the order of the Countess of Suffolk and was delivered to her in the Florida in January 1957. An highly unusual choice not only b

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1956 bentley s1 continental park ward black 4-speed air-con leather lightweight manual rhd luxury petrol british 4-seater fast

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  • Ad ID
    227837
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Bentley > S1
  • Year
    1956
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Unit 11a Beenham Industrial Area, Grange Lane
London, RG75PP, London
United Kingdom

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