The Bentley S2 premiered the Rolls-Royce/Bentley V-8 engine, an alloy powerhouse with 6,230cc that was specifically conceived, engineered and developed to cope with the increasing demands of power assists which Bentley owners expected with their luxury automobiles. The S2 was supplied standard with automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes. Most were bodied with Standard Steel Saloon coachwork but a few exceptional examples received the rare, exclusive and attractive S2 Continental treatment with bespoke Flying Spur coachwork by H.J. Mulliner, a distinctive notchback style with lightweight alloy panels that continued Bentley's identification with high speed, luxurious transport across the Continent to the warmth of the Riviera or the exciting diversions of Alpine ski slopes. This example is highly original and is set apart from many of its contemporaries by its air conditioning. Right-hand drive, it is fastidiously equipped including a set of original radio instructions and even an original Mulliner coachwork manual. The Dark Blue paint is extremely nice and the Tan leather upholstery, which appears to be original, is sound with some surface cracking but is not ripped, torn or worn through. The carpets are new. Cosmetically this Bentley S2 Continental is a gorgeous driver, its appearance enhanced by a strong mechanical presence. It has been tuned up and had its brakes gone through professionally. Black wall tires emphasize its driving credentials, a handsome automobile designed, built and maintained for drivers who expect only the finest in high speed performance.
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