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1955

s1

(Also known as S-type, S type, S)

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car sedan type. It was similar in every way to the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I except for the radiator and the badge. Powered by the R-Type's engine enlarged to 4887cc and the wheelbase was longer by 3 inches.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 6 cylinder in-line engine
  • Aluminium alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in), from 1957 long wheelbase 3,225.8 mm available (127 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

s1 continental mulliner

This is a sub-model of the S1 continental, the 2-door full-size luxury car saloon. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and developing them in wind tunnels. Coachwork by H J Mulliner, a British coachbuilding company founded in 1900 in London, after World War II they focus mainly on Rolls-Royce & Bentley chassis and got acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1959.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 6 cylinder in-line engine
  • Aluminium alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

S1 Continental Park Ward

This is a sub-model of the S1 continental, the 2-door full-size luxury convertible type. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and developing them in wind tunnels. Coachwork by Park Ward, a British coachbuilding company founded in 1919, they got acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1939 and merged with Park Ward in 1961.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 6 cylinder in-line engine
  • Aluminium alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

S1 Continental Park Ward

This is a sub-model of the S1 continental, the 2-door full-size luxury car saloon. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and developing them in wind tunnels. Coachwork by Park Ward, a British coachbuilding company founded in 1919, they got acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1939 and merged with Park Ward in 1961.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 6 cylinder in-line engine
  • Aluminium alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

1956

s1 continental graber

This is a sub-model of the S1 continental, the 2-door full-size luxury convertible type. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and developing them in wind tunnels. Coachwork by Carosserie Graber, founded in 1925 in Wichtrach near Bern, one of the most successful and well known coachbuilders.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 6 cylinder in-line engine
  • Aluminium alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

s1 continental mulliner

This is a sub-model of the S1 continental, the 2-door full-size luxury convertible type. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and developing them in wind tunnels. Coachwork by H J Mulliner, a British coachbuilding company founded in 1900 in London, after World War II they focus mainly on Rolls-Royce & Bentley chassis and got acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1959.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 6 cylinder in-line engine
  • Aluminium alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

1957

s1 continental mulliner

This is a sub-model of the S1 continental, the 2-door full-size luxury car saloon. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and developing them in wind tunnels. Coachwork by H J Mulliner, a British coachbuilding company founded in 1900 in London, after World War II they focus mainly on Rolls-Royce & Bentley chassis and got acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1959.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 6 cylinder in-line engine
  • Aluminium alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

1959

s2

(Also known as S-type 2 & S type 2)

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car sedan type, produced from 1959 to 1962. Introducing the new full aluminium V8 engine increasing significantly the performance of the new models.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration
  • Aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Standard wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in), a long wheelbase was also available 3,226 (127 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

s2 continental james young

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car sedan type, produced from 1959 to 1962. Introducing the new full aluminium V8 engine increasing significantly the performance of the new models. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and developing them in wind tunnels. Coachwork by James Young, a British coachbuilding company founded in 1863 in London and later bought by Rolls-Royce dealer Jack Barclay in 1937. 

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration
  • Aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Standard wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

S2 Continental Flying Spur Mulliner

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car sedan type, produced from 1959 to 1962. Introducing the new full aluminium V8 engine increasing significantly the performance of the new models. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and developing them in wind tunnels. Coachwork by H J Mulliner, a British coachbuilding company founded in 1900 in London, after World War II they focus mainly on Rolls-Royce & Bentley chassis and got acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1959.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration
  • Aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Standard wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

S2 Continental Park Ward

This is a 2-door full-size luxury car convertible type, produced from 1959 to 1962. Introducing the new full aluminium V8 engine increasing significantly the performance of the new models. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and developing them in wind tunnels. Coachwork by Park Ward, a British coachbuilding company founded in 1919, they got acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1939 and merged with Park Ward in 1961.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration
  • Aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Standard wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

S2 Continental Mulliner

This is a 2-door full-size luxury car coupe type, produced from 1959 to 1962. Introducing the new full aluminium V8 engine increasing significantly the performance of the new models. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and developing them in wind tunnels. Coachwork by H J Mulliner, a British coachbuilding company founded in 1900 in London, after World War II they focus mainly on Rolls-Royce & Bentley chassis and got acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1959.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration
  • Aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Standard wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

1960

S2 Mulliner

This is a 2-door full-size luxury car convertible type, produced from 1960 to 1961. Introducing the new full aluminium V8 engine increasing significantly the performance of the new models. Coachwork by H J Mulliner, a British coachbuilding company founded in 1900 in London, after World War II they focus mainly on Rolls-Royce & Bentley chassis and got acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1959.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration
  • Aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Standard wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

S2 James Young Limousine

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car limousine type, produced from 1960 to 1961. Introducing the new full aluminium V8 engine increasing significantly the performance of the new models. Coachwork by James Young, a British coachbuilding company founded in 1863 in London and later bought by Rolls-Royce dealer Jack Barclay in 1937. 

Technical Data:

  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration
  • Aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Standard wheelbase 3,226 mm (127 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

1962

S3

(Also known as S-type 3 & S type 3)

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car sedan type, produced from 1962 to 1965. Very similar to the S2 with just some noticeable changes in the outside like the twin headlamps, restyled front wings, a lower bonnet line and an upgraded interior.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration
  • Aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Standard wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in), a long wheelbase was also available 3,226 (127 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

S3 Continental Mulliner-Park Ward

This is a 2-door full-size luxury car convertible type, produced from 1962 to 1965. Very similar to the S2 with just some noticeable changes in the outside like the twin headlamps, restyled front wings, a lower bonnet line and an upgraded interior. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and lowering the centre of gravity. H J Mulliner and Park Ward were merge together by Rolls-Royce in 1961, solely focusing on Rolls-Royce and Bentley coachbuilding.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration
  • Aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Standard wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

S3 Continental Mulliner-Park Ward

This is a 2-door full-size luxury car convertible type, produced from 1962 to 1965. Very similar to the S2 with just some noticeable changes in the outside like the twin headlamps, restyled front wings, a lower bonnet line and an upgraded interior. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and lowering the centre of gravity. H J Mulliner and Park Ward were merge together by Rolls-Royce in 1961, solely focusing on Rolls-Royce and Bentley coachbuilding.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration
  • Aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Standard wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

S3 Continental James Young

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car sedan type, produced from 1962 to 1965. Very similar to the S2 with just some noticeable changes in the outside like the twin headlamps, restyled front wings, a lower bonnet line and an upgraded interior. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and lowering the centre of gravity. Coachwork by James Young, a British coachbuilding company founded in 1863 in London and later bought by Rolls-Royce dealer Jack Barclay in 1937.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration
  • Aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Standard wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

S3 Continental Flying Spur Mulliner-Park Ward

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car convertible type, produced from 1962 to 1965. Very similar to the S2 with just some noticeable changes in the outside like the twin headlamps, restyled front wings, a lower bonnet line and an upgraded interior. Bentley has make every continental model a masterpiece for high speed cruising by cutting on weight and lowering the centre of gravity. H J Mulliner and Park Ward were merge together by Rolls-Royce in 1961, solely focusing on Rolls-Royce and Bentley coachbuilding.

Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration
  • Aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Standard wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15