In April 1955 Rolls-Royce introduces the Silver Cloud and Bentley the S-series. They replace the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn and the Bentley R-Type. This new generation of car signifies an important change in strategy of the company. The firm stops separate production of the Bentleys from the Roll-Royce's. That's why, for the very first time, the cars are exactly the same, besides the logos and radiators. The performances of the new Silver Cloud were now similar to the S-series. Both models used the same 4.9 litre 6 cylinder engine which could (depending on the body) achieve a speed of 185 km / h.
The buyer could, just as with the predecessors of the series, choose between a factory body (Standard Steel Body) and a chassis delivered to the coachbuilder of choice. From 1957 there were two wheelbase versions available: the standard wheelbase of 3124 mm and 3226 mm long wheelbase. There were three model changes: At the end of 1959 the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud was relieved by the Silver Cloud II and the Bentley S1 by the S2. The biggest change was the all new V8. The next facelift was carried out at the end of 1962. From that moment on, the Silver Cloud III and S3 have double lights at the front. At the end of 1965, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Bentley T-Series are introduced, bringing an end to the production of the Silver Cloud and Bentley S-Series.
This Bentley S1 is on offer on behalf of one of our relations. It is a RHD S1 with a Standard Steel Body. The technical condition of this Bentley is good, the interior is original but colored once. The woodwork is beautiful too. The body of the Bentley is in reasonable condition and the car drives very pleasant.