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1955-1959 BENTLEY S1 Continental specifications

1955-1959 BENTLEY S1 Continental specifications Classic and Performance Car

While there was nothing that scaled the heights of the R the Continental S-types, constructed by a variety of different builders, were almost universally elegant. Park Ward constructed a significant proportion of the 431 cars and most were two-door, although HJ Mulliner and James Young weighed in with four-door versions. Special permission needed to be obtained from Rolls-Royce for these four-door Continentals to be built. The most innovative S1s were made by Hooper. A small number of dropheads accompanied the coupés.

Production

  • Production:
    431
  • Price at launch:
    £6,127
  • Price (excellent)
    £150,000
  • Price (good):
    £110,000
  • Price (average):
    £75,000
  • Price (project):
    £35,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    12.9secs
  • Top speed:
    119.0mph
  • Power:
    0.0bhp
  • Torque:
    0.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    13.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual/Three-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    5385mm
  • Wheelbase:
    3124mm
  • Width:
    1899mm
  • Weight:
    1930kgs

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