This is our latest member to the club a gorgeous 1956 Bentley S1.
This really is a perfect wedding car. Fantastic lines, sumptuous interior and so smooth and quiet.
Built in 1956 the Bentley S1 was exactly the same car as the Rolls Royce Silver cloud of the same year the only difference was a change in the front grill design and twin carburettors on the Bentley to make it a bit sportier to drive.
The exterior is in two tone silver grey and after some minor bodywork repairs recently is now in perfect shape. The interior is red leather with wooden dash, deep shag pile wool carpets and even has picnic tables for the back seats. Climbing in to the back of the car is like sitting in your grandfathers favourite arm chair in front of a warm fire and the TV.
When Steve the owner of the car picked it up a month ago it came with a full Rolls Royce service history from new. Every MOT, Tax disc and invoice was with the car. Only a couple of owners from new the car has 162k on the clock but judging from the way it drives it feels as if it’s just driven out of the factory. The engine has been rebuilt once in its history but even with 162k on the clock as the car is 61 years old this still works out at an average of just 2655 miles a year over that time.
There were 3107 Bentley S1s built and I would imagine there must be about 300 left on the road although there are no exact figures.
The engine is a straight six 4.9 litre with a four speed auto box. Rolls Royce when asked what the power output of the engine was replied that it was sufficient. A standard-wheelbase car tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1957 had a top speed of 103 mph and could accelerate from 0–60 mph in 13.1 seconds. A fuel consumption of 16.1 miles per imperial was recorded. The test car, which had the optional power steering, cost £6305 but the price has risen considerably since then.
If you would like to see the car in person before booking this can be arranged by phoning Rob on 07900067694. If you would like to book the car for your day and would like a quote again please phone me. Even though the Bentley has only just joined the club the interest has been huge so if you are interested please contact me sooner rather than later to confirm that the Bentley if available on the date of your wedding.