1958 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 : James Young, Park Ward & Co., Mulliner
Price : $18,600

Power

Inline 6 | L-Head
Displacement : 4883 cc | 298.0 cu in. | 4.9 L.
Power : 178 HP (131.008 KW)
Bore : 3.8 in | 95 mm.
Stroke : 4.5 in | 114 mm.
Compression : 6.6:1
Main Bearings : 7
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Cylinder Head : Aluminum
2 SU carburetors
Transmission:
4 Automatic

Production Figures

1958 Bentley Continental S1
Drop Head Coupes (by Park Ward & Co.) : 31

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.
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.
Drop Head Coupe
Coach Work : Park Ward & Co.
Price : $18,600
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
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.
Convertible
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.
Continental Flying Spur
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 : Coil-springs

Rear : Rear semi-elliptic leaf-spring suspension, with anti-roll bars

Steering
Cam and Roller

Brakes
Front Brakes : Hydraulic drums
Rear Brakes : Mechanical drums

1958 Averages

Avg. Household Income : $4,600
Avg. Home : $12,750
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.25

The 1958 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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