1959 Bentley Continental S1 Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Steel body on box-section steel frame
Production Years for Series : 1955 - 1959
Coach Work : Park Ward & Co., Mulliner, James Young

Power

V 8 90-degree
Displacement : 6230 cc | 380.2 cu in. | 6.2 L.
Power : 200 HP (147.2 KW)
Bore : 4.1 in | 104 mm.
Stroke : 3.6 in | 91 mm.
Compression : 8.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Construction : Aluminum block and head
2 SU Diaphragm-type carburetors
Transmission:
4 Automatic

Dimensions

Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 212.0 in | 5385 mm.
Width : 74.8 in | 1899 mm.
Height : 64.3 in | 1632 mm.
Wheelbase : 123.0 in | 3124 mm.
Front Track : 58.0 in | 1473 mm.
Rear Track : 60.0 in | 1524 mm.
Fastback Coupe
Coach Work : Mulliner
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 212.0 in | 5385 mm.
Width : 74.8 in | 1899 mm.
Height : 64.3 in | 1632 mm.
Wheelbase : 123.0 in | 3124 mm.
Front Track : 58.0 in | 1473 mm.
Rear Track : 60.0 in | 1524 mm.
Saloon
Coach Work : James Young
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 212.0 in | 5385 mm.
Width : 74.8 in | 1899 mm.
Height : 64.3 in | 1632 mm.
Wheelbase : 123.0 in | 3124 mm.
Front Track : 58.0 in | 1473 mm.
Rear Track : 60.0 in | 1524 mm.
Flying Spur Sports Saloon
Coach Work : Mulliner
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 212.0 in | 5385 mm.
Width : 74.8 in | 1899 mm.
Height : 64.3 in | 1632 mm.
Wheelbase : 123.0 in | 3124 mm.
Front Track : 58.0 in | 1473 mm.
Rear Track : 60.0 in | 1524 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Unequal length wishbones and coil springs; anti-roll bar

Rear : Rigid axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, Z-type anti-roll bar and electrically-controlled piston-type shock absorbers

Steering
Cam and Roller

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 8.20 x 15
Wheels : Five-stud steel disc

1959 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $2,200
Avg. Household Income : $5,010
Avg. Home : $12,400
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.25

The 1959 Bentley Continental S1 measures 74.75 inches in width, 212.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 123.00 inches.


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