For Sale: 1962 Bentley S2 in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

Post-war Rolls Royce and Bentley models are arguably one of the most beautifully sculpted, and most recognizable luxury vehicles ever to leave the Crewe production factory. Much like the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II, the Bentley S2 was built in lighter fashion utilizing aluminum body components dropping 220 pounds while still featuring traditional individual front headlights on each fender. A new aluminum V8 found its way under the hood utilizing dual SU HD6 carburetors replacing the previous 6-cylinder units. Power steering became standard and power windows found their way onto the option list. The Bentley S2 Saloon became one of the best high speed luxury saloons of the 1960s! Built from 1959 thru 1962, just 1,863 Standard Saloons would be crafted!

We are delighted to offer this very original 1962 Bentley S2 left-hand-drive Saloon finished in factory code correct Porcelain White over Blue Leather interior! Power comes from a 6.2L V8 engine mated to a 4-speed Hydramatic transmission. Options include air conditioning, front tray table, rear picnic tray tables, power windows, power steering, servo-assisted power brakes, whitewall tires, Flying B hood mascot, Lucas front fog lamps, all tinted window glass, Becker Mexico AM/FM radio with rear seat loudspeaker, Smiths instrumentation & working clock, trunk lamp, dual outside mirrors, and blue lambswool rugs!

This uniquely special LHD drive example sold new on December 26th, 1961 from British Motor Car Distributors, LTD. located in San Francisco, California to a prominent citrus produce rancher based in the Ventura area of Southern California. It would never trade hands again until his passing in 2009, when his eldest son would take possession for the next 10 years. It was garaged in storage for much of that time, and finally sold on for the first time in 58 years in August 2019 to a collector in Wisconsin. It was preserved wonderfully and shows patina today, but one will marvel at the solid, survivor qualities that make for a terrific driver today.

It would immediately receive new Coker Classic wide whitewall radial tires measuring 235/75R15 along with rebuilding both carburetors with new floats & jets; fresh ignition coil; new fuel pump with new mounting components; upper front suspension bump stops; sway bar bushings; new engine fluids; engine oil & air filter; new battery; air conditioning service with conversion to R134a; new steering box seal & o-rings; among a few smaller items. It is once again a road worthy Bentley that continues to drive very well! Included with the sale will be the original invoice, dealer sales order, 2 sets of keys, original owner's manual, shop manuals, factory tool kit, tire pump, service light, all tire changing equipment, and recent service records. Please feel free to call with questions or to schedule your chance to view this lovely Bentley in person. Thanks for looking!

Vehicle Details

  • 1962 Bentley S2
  • Listing ID:CC-1546476
  • Price:$49,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Bentley
  • Model:S2
  • Exterior Color:Porcelain White
  • Interior Color:Blue Leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:58503
  • Stock Number:C3592
  • VIN:B62B71LCT

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St. Louis Car Museum
1575 Woodson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63114
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