1956 Bentley S Series

From 1955 until 1959, Bentley Motors Limited manufactured the Bentley S1 (originally called “Bentley S”), a premium car. AFTER WORLD WAR II, the S1 was derived from Rolls-complete Royce’s standard Silver Cloud production car. Each was its maker’s last classic production car with an independent chassis. In late 1959, the S-series Bentley was given the Rolls-Royce – Bentley L Series V8 engine and renamed the S2. In late 1962, dual headlights and a front makeover were added, culminating in the S3. The S3 was superseded in late 1965 by the new unitary construction Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow-derived T series. This article focuses on the 1956 Bentley S Series

Performance and Fuel Economy

Bentley S-series automobiles have been sold since 1956. The curb weighs a total of 1880 kg (4144.69 lbs). At 4500 RPM, the efficient car engine produces a maximum peak output power of 180 PS, 132 kW, or 177 HP. Meanwhile, this Bentley model’s maximum torque is nearly The S1 Continental model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph in – seconds) in approximately – or 0-60 mph in approximately. The Bentley S1 Continental model can also reach an impressive top speed of 195 km/h or 121 mph. This outstanding speed is due to the available car’s powerful drive-train. The most powerful and efficient car engine has 4887 cc or 298.2 cu.

Both have separate bore liners, allowing the block to be readily re-sleeved. Overheating caused by blocked waterways (often owing to a lack of new anti-freeze), bent cylinder heads, low oil pressure, and damaged exhaust manifolds are all concerns for V8 engines. The 1955 Bentley S1 retained a distinct chassis; the engine was a 4.8-liter B60 improvement suitable for 175bhp. Drum brakes on all four corners were standard, as were electronically adjustable rear dampers.

1956 Bentley S Series

1956 Bentley S-Series — Owner’s Manual

Buyers of a 1956 Bentley S Series were given an owner’s manual that included all the vehicle’s vital information for future usage and maintenance. Other model years of the Bentley S-Series Owners Manual are also available.

  • For safety and security
  • Instrument cluster
  • Operation of each component
  • Driving
  • Interior Features
  • Maintenance and care
  • When trouble arises
  • Vehicle specifications
  • For owners

With car enthusiasts in mind, a Bentley Owners Manual will teach them when and how to utilize the many features and functions available in their cars, among other things.

Design, Comfort, and Quality

The interior of the 1956 Bentley S Series is a sight to behold. The reupholstered seats are in excellent condition and finished in supple grey leather that would not look out of place in a stately home. The cabin’s feel and smell provide unrivaled comfort, a sense of luxury, and warmth that will satisfy even the most discriminating passengers. Upfront is a handcrafted dash console that has been french polished to perfection and is outfitted with Smiths Dials and a period-correct radio. The interior details are exceptional, from the ratcheted chrome window winders to the one-of-a-kind embossed central interior light. Every dial, switch, and handle provides tactile, mechanical satisfaction synonymous with the Bentley brand.

The Continental is regarded as one of the definitive figures of its era in terms of style. H.J Mulliner handcrafted this example in 1956 and finalized it in Cadillac Green. The vehicle was bare metal resprayed and painted in Rolls-Royce Brewster Green in 2010, a stunning finish despite having covered less than 1,500 miles since the work got completed. The car’s bold presence is emphasized by its spotless chrome grille, while a more subtle pinstripe flows effortlessly along with the entire contoured side profile. Superb chrome work can be found at the rear, centered around the iconic Bentley emblem, as well as the original spec GB badge and badge bar.


  • Height: 64+1⁄4 in
  • Length: 211.75 in
  • Width: 74+3⁄4 in
  • Curb weight: 4,242 lbs

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

1956 Bentley S-Series Factory Service Manual

The service manuals for the 1956 Bentley S Series are comprehensive and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation. Any Bentley comes with a service manual in addition to the vehicle. The service manuals go into extensive depth on the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Preparation
  • Service specifications
  • Engine control system
  • Fuel
  • Emission control
  • Engine mechanical
  • Exhaust
  • Lubrication
  • Ignition
  • Tire and wheel
  • Differential
  • Brake
  • Parking brake
  • Steering column   
  • Seat belt
  • Lighting
  • Wiper and washer
  • Wiring
  • Communication system
  • Windshield/Windowglass/Mirror
  • Instrument panel/Meter
  • Seat
  • Engine hood/door
  • Exterior/Interior trim
  • Vehicle control system
  • Cruise control
  • Maintenance

Bentley car repair manuals are designed for specialists and dealers who conduct maintenance and repairs on the brand’s vehicles. With the help of these service manuals, the owner may ensure that any vehicle maintenance or repairs are done correctly and precisely every time.