1961 Bentley Series S2

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Specs

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Year of
Manufacture

November 1960

County of Origin

Great Britain

First Owner

Dominion Motors Ltd / Sir Walter Norwood

Engine

6,230 cc (380 cu in) aluminium alloy block V8 , push-rod operated overhead valves

Carburation

Twin 1 ¾ inch SU carburettors with automatic cold start enrichment

Power output

Rolls Royce always stated that power output was ‘adequate’ , estimated to be about 200 bhp/150 kw

Transmission

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

Torque

325 foot pounds   (440 newton metres)

Brakes

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

Air conditioning

York Shipley two stage compressor with belt driven electromagnetic clutch

Suspension

Front: Independent coil springs and wishbones with hydraulic dampers
Rear: Half-elliptic leaf springs (live axle) with electrically adjustable hydraulic dampers

Maximum speed

Approximately 115 mph   (185 kph)

Weight

41 cwt   (two tonnes)

0-60 mph
(0-100 kph)

11.5 seconds

Fuel consumption

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

 

 

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