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1961 Bentley S2

Chassis number : BC99LCZ

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Sold for $140,000 at 2022 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours.
This Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe is one of 125 examples bodied in this fashion, and one of 65 of those in original left-hand drive configuration. Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain of New York was the first owner of BC99LCZ who ordered it from Rolls-Royce of New York. Mr. Chamberlain specified its color scheme of Opal over Off White hides with a Tan top, a radio with power aerial, an altimeter, Sundym glass, and power-operated top and windows. To accommodate Mr. Chamberlain's 7 feet 1 inch tall frame, the car was fitted with a 'special driver's seat to suit owner' along with 2-inch longer steering column.

The Bentley was delivered on April 19th, 1962. At the time, Mr. Chamberlain was earning $65,000 a basketball season, had set a number of records including scoring 100 points in a single game, landing over 4,000 points in the regular season, snagging over 2,000 rebounds, and was playing 3,882 minutes of the 3,890 minutes his team was on the floor.

Delivered to his 342 Central Park West, New York City apartment with the UK registration plates '685 CGT,' the Drophead likely moved West with Wilt when the Philadelphia Warriors for which he played moved to San Francisco for the 1962-3 season. It is not known how long Mr. Chamberlain retained the car, but it stayed in California for most of its existence. After Chamberlain's ownership, it is believed that it was only owned by two separate Southern California owners. It is believed that the car was retrimmed in the 2000s to its current Caribbean Blue over Beige leather and matching blue piping.

The current owner purchased the car around 2012, and it has been on static display since that time.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2022

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2022 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $110,000-USD $150,000 
Sale Price :
USD $140,000

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