1965 Bentley S3

Continental Flying Spur

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £80,000 - £100,000
Registration Number: GYV 213C
Chassis Number: BC106XE
Very few of the great English coachbuilding companies survived long after the Second World War; the workforce had been scattered, materials were scarce, and of course high taxation deterred many of the traditional clients. Prominent among the survivors were H J Mulliner and Park Ward, both of which built up very strong ties with Rolls-Royce and Bentley to cater for the remaining customers who wanted and could afford a premium coachbuilt car in the old tradition.
Special coachwork was offered not only on the Bentley S-Type Continental, which had no standard body, but also on the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud chassis too. The last of these cars were delivered in 1966, when the new Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Bentley T-series were already available. Like earlier Continentals, the sportier S3 bodywor