1964 Bentley S3

  • Year : 1963
  • Make : Bentley
  • Model : S3
  • Registration : ANB 400B
  • Chassis : B56FG
  • Engine No : BFG 28
  • Body Type : Saloon
  • Colour : Sable over Sand
  • Trim : Tan
  • Technical Data : Viewing by Appointment

History

Price: £32,500

The last Bentley to be built on a separate chassis, in 1962, saw the introduction of the Bentley S3 factory bodied standard steel saloon and, at first glance, it would appear that the all new S3 was merely an S2 with different headlamps. The introduction of the twin headlamps was clearly the most obvious change but the differences did not end there. Further changes included the introduction of smaller bumper overriders and the repositioning of the front indicators and side lamps into one single unit on the front wing resulting in a more attractive appearance. The S3’s interior now had individual front seats in place of the split bench seat found in the earlier S-Types; some, like this one, had air conditioning, electric windows and front seat belts. Mechanically speaking the S3 was the same as the S2 with a 6230cc Rolls-Royce V8 engine and automatic gearbox but this model was fitted with larger carburettors, improved power steering to aid smoother movement at parking speed and a Lucas vacuum-advance distributor to aid fuel consumption making it almost identical in mechanical specification to the S3 Continental that was being produced at the same time.

This Bentley S3 Standard Steel Saloon was supplied by J Cockshoot Ltd. in Manchester to Mr Brian Cornall from Bolton, Lancashire who took delivery on 7th July 1964. The S3 was supplied new with electric windows and badge bar and has recently been re-imported to the UK from Ireland where it had been residing since 2005, while it was there the car was repainted and kept in good condition being used as a wedding hire car. On its return to the UK it has been gone through mechanically have the brakes fully overhauled, a full service, new exhaust manifold and four new tyres. Finished in Sable over Sand with Tan leather interior this Bentley S3 is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate, copies of the factory record cards and a file containing some old MoT’s and copies of invoices from the recent work carried out. Here is a fantastic opportunity to buy one of the best, post war, factory built Bentleys that can be used as a continental cruiser or as an ‘everyday motor car’.

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