Multiple Choice: ’27 or ’56 Bentley interior?

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1956 Bentley S-Series Continental
1927 Bentley 3-Litre Speed tourer
1927 Bentley 3-Litre Speed tourer

At a recent Bonhams auction in England, the high-dollar sales were both Bentleys — a 1927 3-Litre Speed tourer sold for $379,197 and a 1956 S-Series Continental sports saloon brought $426,282.

But what we’re curious about is your opinion of the respective interiors of those two cars. Do you prefer the raw simplicity of the ’27 model or the green-carpeted elegance of the Continental?

1956 Bentley S-Series Continental
1956 Bentley S-Series Continental

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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  1. WHAT? The nod went to the ’56?? I’m stunned. The ’27 is obviously not a “shee-shee” car, yet most voted for the ’56. Guess I’m getting too old.

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