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1961 Bentley S2

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The Bentley S series represents the last of the coach built cars and while most examples featured the standard steel saloon bodies, a few were built with Mulliner Park Ward Continental body work in light alloy. The lighter weight and reduced frontal area permitted higher speeds and the brakes were upgraded with an unusual four shoe arrangement on the front wheels. These cars are part of the legendary Continental line, and the second series of cars combine the mechanical refinement of the later cars (including the recently introduced aluminum 6.2 liter V8), with the more coherent styling of the earlier cars. Thanks to their well-proportioned and comparatively modern bodies, and motivated by the new V8 engine, these cars were meant for owner-drivers, as compared to their Rolls-Royce cousins whose owners were used to being driven instead.

Nothing was sacrificed in the restoration. Luxuries include a power top and power windows. It is equipped with original tools, jack and owner's manual as well as build sheets.

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1961 Bentley S2 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Bentley S2

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur Sports Saloon
Chassis#: BC99BY
Sold for USD$85,587
  2022 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: BC74LBY
Sold for USD$176,870
  2022 Bonhams : The Gstaad Sale
 
1961 Bentley Continental S2 cabriolet Park Ward
Chassis#: BC 57 LCZ
Sold for USD$243,556
  2022 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: BC99LCZ
Sold for USD$140,000
  2022 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
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1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur
Chassis#: BC19LCZ
Sold for USD$156,800
  2021 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours dElegance Online Auction
 
1961 BENTLEY S2 CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR
Chassis#: BC70LBY
Sold for USD$95,200
  2021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
1961 Bentley S2 image  1961 Bentley S2 image  
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: BC22LBY
Sold for USD$156,800
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur
Chassis#: BC73LBY
Sold for USD$168,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Coupe
Chassis#: BC87CZ
Sold for USD$246,400
  2019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon
Chassis#: BC15CZ
Sold for USD$282,268
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1961 Bentley S2 Standard Saloon
Chassis#: B368BS
Sold for USD$24,750
  2017 Silverstone - Classic
 
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur Saloon
Chassis#: BC18CZ
Sold for USD$235,186
  2017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC49BY
Sold for USD$232,624
  2016 RM Sotheby's : London Sale
 
1961 Bentley S2 Saloon
Chassis#: B373DV
Sold for USD$39,231
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon
Chassis#: BC 20 CZ
Sold for USD$282,253
  2015 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1961 Bentley S2 Continental 'Flying Spur' by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC47LBY
Sold for USD$156,826
  2015 Silverstone Auction - Classic Cars
 
1961 Bentley S2 Saloon
Chassis#: B435DV
Sold for USD$8,400
  2014 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1961 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL DROPHEAD COUPÉ
Chassis#: BC6CZ
Sold for USD$117,068
  2014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1961 Bentley S2 Salon
Sold for USD$31,000
  2014 Leake Auction : Oklahoma City
 
1961 Bentley S2 Continental 'Flying Spur' by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: BC102LAR
Sold for USD$297,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1961 Bentley S2 image  1961 Bentley S2 image  

Bentley S2s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1961 Bentley S2's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Saloon 2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Pacific Grove Auction   
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead CoupéBC1CZ2019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting $150,000$180,000
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Sports SaloonBC15CZ2018 Bonhams : London Olympia $230,000$260,000
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying SpurBC5LBY2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale $175,000$250,000
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Sports SaloonBC15CZ2017 Bonhams : London Olympia $220,000$260,000
1961 Bentley S2 ContinentalBC41LBY2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Pacific Grove Auction $290,000$340,000
1961 Bentley S2 Chinese EyeBC678Y2016 Barons Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection   
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying SpurBC48CZ2016 H & H Auctions Imperial War MuseumDuxford   
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur Sports SaloonBC48CZ2015 Bonhams : Bond Street Motor Car Sale $110,000$130,000
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur (Ex-Bernie Ecclestone)BC48CZ2015 Historics at Brookland $110,000$130,000
1961 BENTLEY S2 CONTINENTAL DROP HEADBC53LBY2014 Mecum Monterey $200,000$235,000
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Drop Head CoupeBC32LCZ2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl $200,000$250,000
1961 Bentley S2 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction$21,000  
1961 Bentley SII Drophead Coupe Adaptation by HJ MullinerB402CU2011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $125,000$150,000
1961 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead CoupeBC86BY2011 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars & Motorcycles $200,000$250,000
1961 Bentley S2BC96LBY2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey$120,000$175,000$225,000
1961 Bentley S2BC32LCZ2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey$130,000$175,000$225,000
1961 BENTLEY S-2 SEDAN 2009 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2009$13,500  
1961 BENTLEY S-2 SILVER CLOUD FOUR DOOR SEDAN 2003 Kruse Auctions Las Vegas, NV   
1961 BENTLEY S-2 SILVER CLOUD FOUR DOOR SEDAN 2003 Kruse Auctions Las Vegas, NV$0  

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1961 Bentley S2 Profiles

1961 Bentley S2 vehicle information
Continental Flying Spur Saloon
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC96LBY
1961 Bentley S2 vehicle information
Continental Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: BC32LCZ
1961 Bentley S2 vehicle information
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
1961 Bentley S2 vehicle information
Continental Flying Spur Saloon
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC102LAR
Engine #: A101BC
1961 Bentley S2 vehicle information
Continental Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
1961 Bentley S2 vehicle information
Continental Saloon
Coachwork: James Young
Chassis #: BC41LBY
1961 Bentley S2 vehicle information
Continental Flying Spur Saloon
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC70LBY
Engine #: B69BC
1961 Bentley S2 vehicle information
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: BC99LCZ
Engine #: C98BC