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Bentley Si - 1955-1959
In 1955, the bentley company revealed a new model to the public the si, which became a popular replacement for the type r. Inevitably, the last bentley drew in large part from the mechanical heritage and coachwork of the rolls-royce silver cloud. There were very few substantial styling differences between the bentley and the celebrated rolls
Top speed of 100 to 124 mph (depending on version)
engine typedrivetrain: Overhead-inlet valve, side-exhaust-valve, 6-cylinder with dual su carburetors
displacement 4,887 cc (4.89 l) power rating 178 hp transmission 4-speed automatic chassis: Cam-and-roller steering; 4,345 lbs.
Silent and social
the si was promoted with an inventive slogan: the silent sports car. animated by a powerful five-litre, six-cylinder engine enabling speeds of up to 124 mph in some versions the si was really more agile than sporting, but its motor was practically inaudible. In actuality, the si was most appreciated in high society, which favored comfortable, refined and spacious vehicles.
the si was available in several different body styles. Coupes were common, and in 1958 a cabriolet version was elongated to accommodate a separate chauffeur. In 1959, the last examples of the si left the bentley factory.
Produced between 1955 and 1959, the bentley si fulfilled the needs of its aristocratic clientele, who demanded a fast, well-appointed, quiet-running car
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