1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe / BC54LAR Chassis Information

1960 Bentley S2 Continental photograph

1960 Bentley S2 Continental photograph

1960 Bentley S2 Continental photograph

1960 Bentley S2 Continental photograph

1960 Bentley S2 Continental photograph

1960 Bentley S2 Continental photograph

1960 Bentley S2 Continental photograph

1960 Bentley S2 Continental photograph

1960 Bentley S2 Continental photograph

1960 Bentley S2 Continental photograph

1960 Bentley S2 Continental1960 Bentley S2 Continental1960 Bentley S2 Continental1960 Bentley S2 Continental1960 Bentley S2 Continental1960 Bentley S2 Continental1960 Bentley S2 Continental1960 Bentley S2 Continental1960 Bentley S2 Continental1960 Bentley S2 Continental
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: BC54LAR
Engine #: P4055
Sold for $135,100 at 2014 Russo & Steele - Scottsdale.
Sold for $173,600 at 2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
Sold for $162,400 at 2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island.
The Bentley S2 and its twin wearing a different badge - the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, both were given the basic chassis of the original Bentley S1 / Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I. The six-cylinder engine was replaced by an aluminum overhead-valve V8.

With the new chassis, Park Ward created a new drophead coupe style, design number 991. Norwegian designer Vilhelm Koren, working under John Blatcheley, used steel and alloy body panels that were shaped with a 300-ton stretch press. The framework was from lightweight steel and alloy construction. The convertible top was electro-hydraulically powered, lined with a padded cloth headliner with a zipped PVC rear window.

This particular example was one of 65 left-hand-drive S2 Continental drophead coupes built. All examples were built by special order and many were destined for American residents. This car's original owner was J. Robert Neal, who apparently took delivery overseas during a European tour, as the car was ordered through Jack Barclay's. It was ordered with special features including a heavy-gauge frame, factory air conditioning, larger brake pedal, WindTone horns, AM/FM radio, power antenna, and a speedometer in mph.

It is finished in Midnight Blue with white Connolly leather interior. The car features power windows, new power top with new hydraulics and has been treated to an extensive restoration in the early 2010s. The 6.2-liter V8 engine was rebuilt in 2011, along with the shocks and many other mechanical components.

In 2013, the car took First Place in the Collector Foreign 1946-85 Class at the Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2019


2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$200,000-$275,000 
Sale Price :
$162,400

2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$225,000-$275,000 
Sale Price :
$173,600

2014 Russo & Steele - Scottsdale

Sale Price :
$135,100

2019 2
2018 5
2017 2
2016 1
2015 1
2014 1
2013 1
2012 1
2011 1
2010 1

1960 Bentley S2 Continental Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC129AR
Sold for $76,046
  2019 The Saragga Collection
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe Coachwork by Park Ward & Co.
Chassis#: BC54LAR
Sold for $162,400
  2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island
1960 Bentley S2 Continental image  1960 Bentley S2 Continental image  
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur Sports Saloon
Chassis#: BC145AR
Sold for $119,866
  2018 Bonhams : London Olympia
 
1959 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe by Park Ward
Chassis#: BC54LAR
Sold for $173,600
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1960 Bentley S2 Continental image  1960 Bentley S2 Continental image  
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: BC82AR
Sold for $145,761
  2018 H &H Auctions - Classics & Motor Sport Hall of Fame
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: BC108LAR
Sold for $214,500
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
1960 Bentley S2 Continental image  1960 Bentley S2 Continental image  
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur
Chassis#: BC32AR
Sold for $165,614
  2018 Historics at Brooklands - Ascot Racecourse
 
1960 Bentley S2 Flying Spur Saloon
Chassis#: BC124AR
Sold for $136,851
  2017 Bonhams : London Olympia
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon
Chassis#: BC127AR
Sold for $386,838
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Saloon
Chassis#: BC35AR
Sold for $82,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Amelia Island Auction
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Saloon by James Young
Sold for $204,000
  2015 Auctions America - California
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: BC54LAR
Sold for $135,100
  2014 Russo & Steele - Scottsdale
1960 Bentley S2 Continental image  1960 Bentley S2 Continental image  
1960 BENTLEY S2 CONTINENTAL 'FLYING SPUR' SALOON
Chassis#: BC76AR
Sold for $182,194
  2013 COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Coupé
Chassis#: BC85 AR
Sold for $346,983
  2012 RM Auctions - London
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: BC57AR
Sold for $87,087
  2011 Bonhams - RAF Museum, Hendon, Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: BC111AR
Sold for $66,478
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur
Chassis#: BC98AR
Sold for $125,903
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur
Chassis#: BC63AR
Sold for $64,169
  2009 Coys Auction - Spring Classics
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: BC151AR
Sold for $66,369
  2009 Bonhams - Automobiles d'Exception à Retromobile
 
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur Saloon
Chassis#: BC44LAR
Sold for $200,273
  2008 Bonhams - Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles Automobiles d'Exception
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1960 Bentley S2 Continental's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Sports SaloonBC49AR2019 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $180,000$220,000
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Sports SaloonBC127AR2019 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $220,000$280,000
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur Saloon by H.J. MullinerBC66LAR2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale   
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Sports SaloonBC105AR2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting $100,000$120,000
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur SaloonBC124AR2017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $140,000$180,000
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead CoupeBC88AR2013 H & H Rockingham Castle   
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur SaloonBC76AR2012 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia $70,000$90,000
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur 2011 Automobiles sur les Champs   
1960 Bentley S2 Continental CoupéBC115AR2010 RM Auctions Automobiles of London$75,000$85,000$110,000
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead CoupeBC57AR2005 Bonhams Collector's Motor Cars $40,000$45,000
1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead CoupeBC2BY2005 Bonhams Collector's Motor Cars $45,000$50,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Continental1960 Saloon
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Continental1960 Flying Spur Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Continental1960 Flying Spur Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Continental1960 Flying Spur Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Continental1960 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley S21960 LWB Shooting Brake
Coachbuilder: Wendler
Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Continental1960 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC108LAR
Engine Num: A107BC
Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Continental1960 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC54LAR
Engine Num: P4055
Chassis information for the Bentley S21961 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley S21961 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley S21961 Continental Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley S21961 Continental Flying Spur Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC102LAR
Engine Num: A101BC
Chassis information for the Bentley S21961 Continental Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: BC32LCZ
Chassis information for the Bentley S21961 Continental Saloon
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: BC41LBY
Chassis information for the Bentley S21961 Continental Flying Spur Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC96LBY
Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Continental1962 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Continental1962 Drophead Convertible
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Continental1962 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Continental1962 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC122LCZ
Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Continental1962 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC60LCZ
Engine Num: C59BC
Chassis information for the Bentley S2 Mulliner1963 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B55 4CU


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