1965 Bentley S3

Continental ‘Chinese Eye’ by Mulliner Park Ward

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1965
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Navy
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Innenausstattung 
    Leder
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Automatik
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction
Fine Motorcars & The Jaguar Legend
Blenheim Palace
Woodstock
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 18th July 2009
Registration Number: BC30XE Chassis Number: ELW 789C
To many connoisseurs the Rolls-Royce and Bentley models of the fifties and early sixties were the last cars displaying the traditional craftsmanship for which Rolls-Royce had become world famous. The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Bentley S series, announced in April 1956, featured coil spring/wishbone front suspension with semi-elliptic rear springs and a single radius arm to locate the live rear axle, along with centralised lubrication and all-round drum brakes. Power was provided by the 4,887cc straight six engine of the R-Type Continental with a new cylinder head, producing around 150bhp. Via a four speed automatic transmission, top speed was l00mph.
The evolution Silver Cloud II and S2 models of 1959 used Rolls’ own new light alloy V8 engine but otherwise differed only in having long life chassis lubri