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    98 895 mi / 159 157 km
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    United States
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-Navy Blue with Tan leather interior, Blue carpeting, edged Tan and Tan Everflex Convertible Top, Restored, 6.2liter V8 Engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, One of a Total of Only 75 S3 Continental DHC's Manufactured and Even More Rare, One of Only 26 Original LHD Examples, Modern Retor Becker Mexico Radio with Bluetooth and USB Capability.

Park Ward was solely responsible for the Continental Drop Head Coupe. Crewe commissioned freelance designer Vilhelm Koren for the concept. Vilhelm Koren drew up a new face for the third-generation S-type Continental. The S3 Continental fixed head and drophead coupés were a more tailored version of Koren's previous S2 design. The Continental are well-known for their striking angled headlamps.

This S3 Continental has an extremely well-known history with previous enthusiast ownerships. An extremely rare original left-hand-drive model, it was originally ordered and delivered with the following options: Power-operated hood, Koln Blue Spot radio with Radiomobile electric aerial, power windows and Sundym glass.

This S3 Continental was originally delivered to the United States and first owner, Mrs. Bertha Wilkes of Fort Worth, Texas. According to the Rolls Royce Owners Club a future enthusiast owner was, Mr. Rod Taylor, the American film star known for his appearances in The Time Machine, The Birds, and other classic motion pictures. It was then acquired in late-1985 by Mr. Steven Kay of Los Angeles, California. Mr. Kay, a Rolls Royce Owner Club member exhibited this Continental in several regional concours as well as the 1987 Rolls-Royce Owners' Club National Meet, receiving 3rd place in the Bentley S class.

This Continental then made its way across the Atlantic to long term South of France enthusiast ownership. One can only imagine the grace at which this DHC adorned to sea shore roads of the Cote d'Azur. Serviced when and where needed, and used sparingly in season, this Continental S3 DHC is superb and with only the slightest wear since restoration. Superbly restored and beautifully kept, this iconic Bentley grand touring convertible.

A pleasurable and stylish luxury convertible for around town use as well as high-speed cruising, attractively and tastefully finished, the Bentley S3 Continental Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupe is an extremely rare and desirable and important post-war example of the legendary marque of which only 26 were manufactured in original left-hand drive form.

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