- Purchased new by the Baxter Food Group family in May 1960
- Recent recommissioning by Classic Restorations (Scotland) to MOT standard
- 88,000 recorded miles and MOT'd until May 2017
Purchased by the Baxter Food Group family in May 1960, '579 UYS' is a righthand drive S2 that's remained within the family until the present day. Following a period of dry storage, the Bentley has been recommissioned to MOT standard by Classic Restorations of Alyth, Scotland. Tastefully finished in Green inside and out, it currently displays 88,607 miles and is being offered complete with MOT valid to May 8, 2017.
The preceding S1 model was the last of the marque to employ Bentley's venerable 150bhp 4.9-litre straight-six engine. And, though being built along traditional lines with a separate chassis and body facilitated the manufacture of coachbuilt versions, the vast majority were delivered with the Standard Steel one. Greatly improved performance arrived with the S2 model of 1959, when the venerable six-cylinder unit was finally pensioned off in favour of an all-new 6.2-litre aluminium V8 one. This raised the top speed to some 114mph and considerably enhanced acceleration throughout the range.