• Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Mileage 
    48 000 mi / 77 249 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    BC50XC
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Garnet
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bentley's magnificent Continental sports saloon has been synonymous with effortless high speed cruising in the grand manner. The Continental was, of course, exclusively a coachbuilt automobile. The firms of H J Mulliner, Park Ward and James Young all offered bodies on the Continental S2 chassis. By far the most striking of these S2 Continentals were those bodied by Rolls-Royce's in-house coachbuilder Park Ward, and this design by Norwegian Vilhelm Koren, with its influential continuous front-to-rear wing line, would continue on the S3 Continental. Quad headlamps were the S3's major styling innovation, and on the H J Mulliner, Park Ward-bodied Continental they were contained in slanting nacelles, giving rise to this model's 'Chinese Eye' sobriquet. Headlamps aside, the most significant change was to the S3's engine, which boasted an increased compression ratio and larger carburettors, modifications that raised peak power by some 7%. Of the 312 S3 Continentals built between 1962 and 1966, a considerable number were supplied to prominent sportsmen and contemporary celebrities including Peter Sellers, Jayne Mansfield, Fanny Craddock, Sir John Mills and Harry Belafonte as they were "the car to be seen in" and pleasingly the Continental still retains that cachet.
Chassis BC50XC has resided with its last owner for over 20 years after being re-imported from the U.S. During his custodianship thousands has been spent bringing it up to the condition you see it in today.


Classic Automobiles Worldwide Ltd
Quinn Hay Farm
Froxfield
Nr Petersfield
Surrey
GU321BZ
United Kingdom

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