car was also offered for sale in a July 2000 Hemmings Motor News
ad with the following text:
Bentley Continental S2, BC45LCZ, dark blue (appears black) with
tan leather interior, tan top, concours condition in every respect,
needs nothing, includes 6-disc CD player in trunk, original manual,
none better, Owen, 413-298-5458, MA.
from a phone call at the time to Owen Sheetz indicated his asking
price was $100,000.
the catalog for the RM Auction of September 23, 2000, this car was
offered for sale with the following text and a projected sale price
of $70,000 to $90,000:
the 388 Bentley S2 Continentals built between 1959 and 1962, just
61 of them were left hand drive Drop head coupes. Compared with
the standard S2, coachbuilder Park Ward differentiated Drop head
models with a straight-through wing line, hooded headlamps and a
radiator grille that was shortened by three inches.
were consistently faster, quieter and more comfortable than standard
production cars. Top speed for the Continental Drop head was around
113 mph, with runs to 30 mph taking about four seconds and jaunts
to 60mph taking just over 12 seconds. Refinement of the V8 engine
model continued throughout the early 1960s that helped to ensure
smooth and reliable performance.
the Bentley, the S2 had a slightly upgraded dashboard, which incorporated
face-level air conditioning vents with ducting to both the front
and rear passenger foot wells. Compared with the previous model,
the S2 Continental was a marked improvement.
S2 Continental Drop head example presented here was originally built
for W.J. Dick. Restored over the past five years to show condition,
it features power steering, power brakes, power windows and power
seats; the owner reports all of these accessories and options remain
in excellent working order. In addition, the owner had a six-disc
CD changer carefully installed in the trunk. Finished in tan Connolly
leather and Wilton wool carpets, the hood and liner have been renewed.
In excellent running order, this car is a competent tourer that
is eligible for several driving events and club outings.
sold at auction on September 29, 2000 for $79,200.