1960 Bentley S2 Saloon Wedding Car For Sale. The classic Bentley S2. A a complete restoration, which lasted more than a year and works carried out by 'Micheal Hibberd' (slough). Over £40,000 spent on restoraton (All receipts available). Engine 6.2l V8, automatic transmission 3 stage, wooden interior with leather upholstery, radio + complete photo documentation from condition of car after importing to complete renovated condition. The Bentley restored and used for wedding transportation and for the past 2 years it has been parked up in my garage due to other business commitments hence the reason for sale. Mileage is 32,650. IT has beuatiful cream full leather upholstery & roof lining (receipts available). High qulaity black/white respray. The woodwork is beautifully figured walnut, again in lovely mirror polished condition. Extremely popular for wedding transportation. The car does need some TLC as it has been parked up for 2 years. Open to sensible offers. More photos available at: https://www.facebook.com/bucksclassiccars Restoration photos: http://s463.photobucket.com/user/numba-plates/library/ or slideshow: http://s463.photobucket.com/user/numba-plates/slideshow/ Please call to arrange viewing on 07785 320 348. Regards, IA
With the arrival of the Silver Cloud/S-Series in 1955, Roll-Royce and Bentley fully embraced the process of factory coachwork, which allowed for higher production volume and a healthier bottom-line. Of course, the factory would still accommodate special requests and a few well-heeled individuals ordered their S-Series and Silver Clouds with bespoke bodies. Like Rolls-Royce, the second generation of Bentley’s S-Series was offered in both standard and long-wheelbase forms, the majority of which were fitted with Standard Steel Saloon coachwork. Ultimately, Bentley produced just fifty-seven long-wheelbase S2s, of which a mere six received custom coachwork from new. Chassis number LLBA9 is a genuinely unique motorcar and one of the six long-wheelbase S2s delivered to an outside coachbuilder. The story of this remarkable automobile is shrouded in much speculation about the identity of the person who commissioned its construction. According to documents sourced via the Rolls-Royce Foundation, LLBA9 was first ordered via New York-dealer J.S. Inskip. It was equipped in left-hand drive and delivered ex-factory to Wendler Karosseriebau of Germany; a coachbuilder with a long-standing tradition of building fascinating and beautiful designs of the highest quality. Wendler’s first motor bodies were built in 1919, and they also supplied bodies for commercial trucks. Their portfolio is genuinely fascinating and includes many highly advanced streamlined designs on BMW, Mercedes-Benz and even Ford V8 chassis. Perhaps their most famous relationship was with Porsche, for whom Wendler bodied several road-going 356s in addition to creating the svelte coachwork for the legendary 550 Spyder, RSK, and RS61 racing cars. The order for LLBA9 was curiously placed in the name of the buyer’s agent, factory records do not show the purchaser’s name, and his address is listed as the New York Yacht Club! Anonymity was apparently vital to him, though the thoroughly unique body he commissioned seems to contradict that idea. Incidentally, this was not the first car Wendler bodied for this particular mystery client. They had previously created a gorgeous one-off estate car based on the Mercedes-Benz 300 d “Adenauer.” The buyer’s request for an estate car directly from Mercedes was politely declined, so he commissioned Wendler to handle the conversion which was done masterfully. When it came time to replace the 300, Mercedes again refused to build an estate car on the W112 300-series chassis. So, he turned to Bentley to supply a coachbuilder-ready chassis. Wendler followed their client’s wishes directly, creating a unique estate car (or shooting brake as it were) by grafting a Mercedes W112 300 body onto the Bentley chassis. Wendler reinforced the panels, and many of the factory Mercedes fittings were used, such as the lights and exterior trim. A significant number of parts had to be fabricated by hand to suit the scale of the Bentley chassis and the new shooting brake configuration. The result of the effort is a remarkable machine that is instantly recognizable as both a Mercedes-Benz and a Bentley, simultaneously. Perhaps the most distinguishing features are the “Heckflosse” tail fins that were a hallmark of the W112, which blend gracefully into the bodywork. The designer cleverly integrated bullet-style tail lights (sourced from a 1960 Buick) which are better suited than the square Mercedes lights. The proud Bentley radiator shell remains, and it is flanked by a pair of vertically-stacked US-market Mercedes headlamps. According to the original chassis order, a set of standard front wings were shipped from the factory to Germany; however it doesn’t appear that a single scrap of metal was used from them. The car’s appearance is quite imposing, and we find it curious that someone who worked so hard to remain anonymous would order such an extravagant motorcar. The first owner gifted the Bentley to a museum (anonymously, of course) where it remained for some time before being sold overseas. It then returned to New York in the 1980s where, amazingly, it was reunited with its Mercedes 300 Wendler stablemate. From 2012-2013, LLBA9 was comprehensively restored to concours condition by Automotive Restorations, Inc. of Stratford, CT. It has been returned to its original silver-gray color over an orange-red interior, as indicated on the RROC chassis card. The quality of Wendler’s construction shines through in the precise body fit, exquisite detailing, and the effortless manner in which the doors close. Paintwork is gorgeous, and the panels straight and properly aligned. Exterior trim appears to be all Mercedes; however many pieces were handmade in period specifically for this car. It rides on a set of whitewall tires as originally specified on the build order, and steel wheels are dressed with factory Bentley wheel covers. The opulent cabin has been completely restored using beautiful Connolly leather. Wendler cleverly blended the Bentley controls and instruments with a Mercedes-Benz dash. The dials sit in a bespoke central fascia surrounded with oak trim in place of the typical walnut veneer. The oak trim – subtle nod to the car’s American roots – repeats on the windscreen surround, door tops, and the cargo area floor. The fittings and switchgear appear to be off-the-shelf Mercedes items, but apparently, they are all bespoke items made by the coachbuilder to mimic the factory parts. It is equipped with a sunroof and a period-appropriate Becker Europa stereo. The beautifully crafted interior melds British and Teutonic sensibilities, while maintaining a unique character that would be equally at home parked up at the New York Yacht Club’s 44th St. Clubhouse or Harbor Court in Newport, RI. Mechanically in excellent order, LLBA9 drives as expected of a Bentley S2, with seemingly an even greater sense of solidity. The engine bay has been fully detailed to a very high standard and shows little in the way of use. Upon completion, it debuted at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and shown at other events including Lime Rock’s Sunday in the Park Concours. With an intriguing history, this is an exceptional luxury car that seamlessly blends opulence and practicality. It has ample room for five passengers and all the luggage they could carry, and its power and ability make it the ideal tool for cross-country touring. The sale of this fascinating Bentley represents a truly a one of a kind opportunity.
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£12950 or near offer The Bentley S2 was a luxury car produced by Bentley from 1959 until 1962. The changed designation S2 was to mark the new V8 engine and the improved air conditioning which could now be run from it. Power steering was also standard, and a new dashboard and steering wheel were introduced. Announced at the beginning of October 1959, the S2 replaced the straight-six engine of the Bentley S1 with a new aluminium V8 engine displacing 6.2 L (6230 cc/380 in³). With this new engine, the S2 offered significantly better performance than the previous cars. Delivered in 1961, as a standard bodied car 1,920 standard and long-wheelbase car chassis were built between 1959 and 1962. Almost all were fitted with standard factory bodywork Bodywork in need of some restoration, Condition of the interior is very good condition for the age, with grey hide which would benefit with treatment from hide food VG