1961 Bentley S3

DHC by Mulliner Park Ward

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    5/1961
  • Mileage 
    30 500 mi / 49 085 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    BC67BY
  • Engine number 
    B66BC
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Initially owned by a high profile businessman of the 50’s and 60’s, namely Mr John Bloom himself whose business empire included the ‘Rolls Razor’ Company and the Electromatic Washing Machine Company, and later by the very popular and highly successful pianist Russ Conway.

Not only has it been owned by very high profile people, the Bentley has a very intriguing and interesting history, John Bloom bought the Bentley new and sent it back to the factory to have it changed to a Rolls Royce Chinese Eye. He did this because you couldn’t buy a Rolls Royce Chinese Eye at the time. The after John Bloom and Russ Conway’s ownership the car was purchased by the managing Director of Bristol Motor Cars. He had it converted to left hand drive and took the car to America. Now back in the UK, BC67BY has been changed back to its original state as a Bentley.