Lot 162 - 1964 Bentley S3

Lot 162 - 1964 Bentley S3

Lot 162 - 1964 Bentley S3

Lot Number 162
Registration AJV 875B
Chassis Number B82GJ
Engine Number BGJ41
Result Sold - £16,240
  • Requires re-commissioning
  • Not currently running

The last Bentley to be built on a separate chassis, 1962 saw the introduction of the Bentley S3 factory bodied, standard steel saloon and, at first glance, it would appear that the all new S3 was merely an S2 with different headlamps. The introduction of the twin headlamps was clearly the most obvious change, but the differences did not end there. Further changes included the introduction of smaller bumper overriders and the repositioning of the front indicators and side lamps into one single unit on the front wing, resulting in a more attractive appearance. The S3's interior now had individual front seats in place of the split bench seat found in the earlier S-Types and some, like this one, had electric windows and front seat belts. Mechanically speaking the S3 was the same as the S2 with a 6230cc, Rolls-Royce V8 engine and automatic gearbox but this model was fitted with larger carburettors, improved power steering to aid smoother movement at parking speed and a Lucas vacuum-advance distributor to aid fuel consumption, making it almost identical in mechanical specification to the S3 Continental that was being produced at the same time.

This example is presented in silver with a red leather interior. Our client’s late father drove this wonderful British classic into his garage in 2014 and there it has resided ever since without being driven or started. Its interior is in generally good condition, with its red leather showing nice patina and the wood in good condition. The silver paint appears to be in good condition and we are sure that with some light re-commissioning, this majestic Bentley can be brought back to life once again and enjoyed. There is some paperwork accompanying the car, most of which is old MoT test certificates but as our client’s late father was a renown Bentley and Rolls-Royce engineer (ex-H.R. Owen) and we know that this was his pride and joy not that long ago. The car is offered without reserve, which allows scope for the work needed. Please note that any purchaser will have to arrange for the Bentley to be transported away from the auction.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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