1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe


Pendine is offering this Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe for sale. Restored to perfection and a joy to drive. Concours Winner. One of 57 RHD examples built.

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1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe

The Bentley S2 was the first of the marque to carry the now legendary V8 engine. The body by Park Ward was viewed when new as it still is today; a bold, remarkable departure from previous Continental’s. A graceful design, it helped move the image of a company away of one stuck in its ways.

Chassis BC 54 BG was supplied by Jack Barclay Ltd to its first owner, Richard Thomas & Baldwins Ltd, a large steel manufacturer with its headquarters in London. However, there is a second name and address on the Barclay paperwork – Dr Latham of Fields House, Monmouth, a grand neo-Gothic house near the steel works. One can assume he was a senior member of the company.

Supplied new in Sand with a Beige hood, chosen options included a power hood, radio, electrically operated windows, 2 spare carpets and Dunlop Roadspeed tyres. A badge bar with three badges was also fitted.

Restored, over a period of years, by marque specialist Michael Hibbard, this is a truly magnificent example of one of the great post war Bentley’s. It was a no expense spared, body off restoration that, once completed, won its class at the 2019 Bentley Drivers Club concours. Today, few road miles has ensured it presents as well as it did when the restoration was completed in 2020. Finished in a light metallic silver over a deep red trim, this is one of the finest examples available and priced very sensibly indeed.

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Pendine specialise in the sale of historic cars for road and track. Whilst focusing specifically on the immediate post-war period through to the 1970s, their experience ranges from Edwardian racers through to the supercars of the 1990s. James Mitchell: Having worked as Business Manager at the world’s leading historic car specialist for over a decade, James’s specialist knowledge is of post-war British sports and racing cars. He has a reputation for being one of the foremost authorities on early Jaguar E-Type’s. James is also the Senior Editor of Speed Age Books, a publishing company dedicated to the publication of bespoke, limited edition volumes on important cars and collections. Historical research is an increasingly important factor within the classic car market, making his specialist knowledge a great asset. James founded Pendine in 2014. Jonny Shears: Raised in and around classic cars, it was only natural for Jonny to pursue a career in the motor industry. Initially starting as an automotive photographer, Jonny helped build one of the country’s leading auction houses. As such, Jonny has been involved in the sale of a great breadth of significant cars, specialising in both the Porsche and Alfa Romeo marques. As an avid enthusiast and historic racer you will often find him at race meetings, either spanner in hand or piloting his Austin Healey Sprite.