1955 Bentley Series S1

Gallery

Bentley Front Bentley Line drawing
Bentley Back Bentley car hire Wellington

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Year of
Manufacture

1955

County of Origin

Great Britain

Engine

4,887 cc (298 cu in) iron block straight six, push-rod operated overhead inlet and side valves

Carburation

Twin 1 ¾ inch S.U. carburettors with automatic cold start enrichment

Power output

Rolls Royce always stated that power output was ‘adequate’,  estimated to be about 175 bhp (130 kw)

Transmission

General Motors four speed epicyclic automatic gearbox with fluid coupling (no torque converter) modified to Rolls Royce design

Brakes

Four wheel drum brakes with mechanical power assistance (they are superb!)

Maximum speed

Approximately 106 mph (170 kph)

Weight

41 cwt   (two tonnes)

0-60 mph
(0-100 kph)

13.5 seconds

Fuel consumption

11 - 17 mpg   (26 - 16 litres per 100 kms)