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This 1958 S1 Continental Park Ward Coupe is a superbly preserved Bentley.

"{It} is one of only 33 produced that were left-hand drive," according to Blackhawk Automobile Museum, where this photo was taken several years ago.

"{It} was delivered new in 1958 to R. Montgomery who had it registered with Swiss number plates.

"The Continental was designed to be a high-speed tourer, and that it was.

"The beautiful lines and reliable engine of the S1 has made it one of the most sought after post-war Bentleys.

"The power and proven 4.9 liter inline six-cylinder engine, producing 178bhp, could propel the Continental to an amazing 120mph.

"Couple with an all new 4-speed automatic transmission, Bentley proved comfort, reliability and beauty were {a} new winning combination.

"With all aluminum coachwork, these cars have resisted decay much better than the steel standard saloons.
"Being the most-expensive Bentley model made at the time, the care and maintenance of these cars by their owners has kept the condition of the cars better than lesser models."

The body/coachbuilder was Mulliner Park Ward of London, England. It was manufactured
by Bentley Motors Ltd. of Crewe, England.
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Subcategory Detail:Vintage
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