1960 Bentley S2 “Barn Find”

In the time immediately before and after World War II Rolls Royce were the epitome of conservative affluence. So it was, because Bentley was by that stage owned by Rolls Royce, that Bentleys became conservative, smooth, comfortable icons of affluence. Those who wanted something individualistic and exciting had to look elsewhere. Ringo Starr of the Beatles for example chose a Facel Vega, John Lennon chose a Ferrari.

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But for those looking for comfortable symbols of affluence, especially in the very conservative Britain of the post war years, either a Rolls Royce or a Bentley were the motor cars of choice.

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The Bentley S2 was derived from the same basic design as the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II manufactured over the same period 1959-1962. It featured the new 6.2 litre all alloy V8 engine with twin carburettors typically mated to an automatic gearbox. The cars were intended to make things as automatic as possible and so featured “press button window lifts”, air-conditioning, power steering and power brakes.

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Winding the clock forward fifty five years to 2015 and this Bentley S2 is in reasonable and restorable condition. The current owner describes it as being able to be started and driven around the block. There is some rust in the lower bodywork as one would expect in an original unrestored car of this vintage.

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The car is advertised on Hemmings and looks to be in “nice barn find” shape and will make a fun project car for someone looking to re-create the serene luxuriousness of this beautifully made prestige car.

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Asking price for this car is USD$9500.00 and the car is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

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