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Bentley S2 Coupé - 194

 

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The Bentley S2 was released in 1961 and remained in the range until 1967. The timing invites comparison with Corgi's Bentley Continental which was released at the same time. Both are fine models, showing each maker at the peak of their powers.

It is found in grey or bronze in the UK and in the grey version you will find both red seats and maroon seats. The bronze version has cream seats. In 1962 Dinky made lime green and cream versions for export to South Africa and these two are very rare and will demand very high prices indeed. One feature that may not be obvious from the photos - Dinky tried to emulate the walnut dashboard using a brown plastic with black swirls, an excellent bit of attention to detail.

All the UK versions are sought after and mint, boxed examples will always be expensive. Of the UK versions the most desirable is the bronze one followed by grey with red seats. Maroon seats, like mine, are the most commonly found. I have seen yellow Bentleys on the internet - but they are  not mentioned in my references, these are most likely what is usually referred to as lime green. Ramsay also states that later issues have plated plastic parts, I've not seen any other sort which leads me to think they all had plated plastic trim.

 
   

Grey, Maroon seats,

   
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