1965 Bentley S3

Continental DHC

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Mileage 
    6 000 mi / 9 657 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    5
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Veloce Classic & Sports Cars are pleased to offer this exceptionally rare and well maintained Bentley Continental S3 DHC 1965 for sale.

About the car

One of only 45 cars ever produced, this Bentley Continental S3 DHC 1965 is presented in stunning condition, with a fully documented history of ownership and maintenance.

Handbuilt by bespoke London coachbuilders Mulliner Park Ward, this Bentley was personally delivered new in October 1965 by Jack Barkley Bentley to its first owner - director, actor and producer John Osborne.

Finished in Dark Green, with a full beige leather interior and coordinating beige full electric hood, the overall aesthetic is one of classic elegance and opulence which is rarely seen today. Marrying its classic look with modern convenience this Bentley Continental S3 DHC also benefits from power steering, electric windows, and air conditioning.

In the 1980s the car was exported to the United States where it was well kept in a private collection for many years. In 2013, the Bentley Continental underwent a comprehensive nut and bolt restoration and was subsequently repatriated to the United Kingdom, where it was registered and has since remained.

Its rarity, exceptional condition and unique history make this Bentley a unique investment opportunity, and a definite boon to any serious collection of period cars.

The Bentley Continental S3 DHC 1965 is offered for sale at £195,000.00.

To find out more or to book a test drive please contact the Veloce Classic & Sports Cars team.

About the model

In the aftermath of World War II, Bentley moved back into production of civilian cars, and the early 1950s saw the first Continental (R-Type) models produced.

During the 1950s and early '60s the Bentley Continental gained popularity for high-speed touring, with its lowered suspension and high powered engines making it an ideal candidate for motorists wishing to combine luxury and performance.