1965 Bentley S3

Continental ‘Chinese Eye’ by Mulliner Park Ward

Summary

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

Description

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