Offered from a deceased's estate,1965 Bentley S3 Saloon  Chassis no. B124CJ Engine no. BGJ62

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Lot 463
1965 Bentley S3 Saloon
Registration no. ALF 13 Chassis no. B124CJ Engine no. BGJ62

Sold for £ 34,500 (US$ 43,230) inc. premium
Offered from a deceased's estate
1965 Bentley S3 Saloon
Registration no. ALF 13
Chassis no. B124CJ
Engine no. BGJ62

Footnotes

  • Facing increasing competition from faster rivals and with development of its ageing six-cylinder engine nearing its end, Rolls-Royce had turned to V8 power as the 1960s approached. Introduced in the autumn of 1959, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II and Bentley S2 appeared externally unchanged from their 'Cloud and S-Type predecessors, though the duo's performance was considerably enhanced by the new 6,230cc aluminium-alloy V8 engine. Externally the new models appeared virtually unchanged, while beneath the skin Rolls-Royce's own four-speed automatic transmission was now the only one on offer and power steering had been standardised.

    In 1962 the new V8 engine appeared in improved form in the Bentley S3 and its Rolls-Royce equivalent, the Silver Cloud III. There were many other changes made to the newcomers, the most obvious being the adoption of a four-headlamp lighting arrangement, the absence of sidelights from the wing tops, and a slightly lower radiator shell. Inside the new models featured revised accommodation with separate front seats and increased room for rear passengers.

    The current (third) deceased owner had enjoyed this Bentley since 1973, participating with it in many classic car tours in the UK and Europe. Included in the sale is a display board with rally plates attached. The owner was a trained engineer and garage owner who maintained the car himself. It comes with every MoT certificate from its first in 1968 to the present day together with all registration documents since 1973. Also with the car's paperwork is a letter from the first owner explaining why he ordered the car from new with the Harold Radford rear folding seat conversion (for his salmon-fishing rods to fit) and rear seat belts, which was a rare option in 1965. The owner has belonged to many car clubs, including the Bentley Drivers' Club, and more recently was one of the founder members and organisers of the Marching Green Classic and Sports Car Club, which was set up in 1992. The Bentley has been a regular at many car club events and won the 'Best Club Car' in July 2014. 'ALF 13' shared garage space with the owner's BSA Gold Star motorcycle and his Triumph TR sports car.

    Described as in generally good condition, this enthusiast-owned Bentley S3 is offered with the aforementioned documentation, current MoT certificate and a V5C registration document. 

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Offered from a deceased's estate,1965 Bentley S3 Saloon  Chassis no. B124CJ Engine no. BGJ62
Offered from a deceased's estate,1965 Bentley S3 Saloon  Chassis no. B124CJ Engine no. BGJ62
Offered from a deceased's estate,1965 Bentley S3 Saloon  Chassis no. B124CJ Engine no. BGJ62
Offered from a deceased's estate,1965 Bentley S3 Saloon  Chassis no. B124CJ Engine no. BGJ62
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