1963 Bentley S3 SaloonSOLD
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Bentley S3 saloon, year 1963. (RHD) Right Hand Drive.
Colour dark green metallic with a beige leather interior trim and pale brown carpet. This Bentley S3 is being serviced up to date by the renown Dutch firm of Hessing since 1990.
This Bentley S3 saloon is in excellent condition and the automobile drives fabulous.
In the years before the current owner bought this car it was owned by a prominent Bentley club member for 28 years.
The current owner had the Bentley fully prepared to participate in all kind of historic rally events. The car is fitted with the excellent Harvey Bailey Handling Kit which enhances the roadholding of this heavy car incredibly. Additionally the car is fitted with a lot of rally accessories: Luke safety harnesses, Halda Twinmaster, Halda Speedmaster (Sports Special), mechanical stopwatch, clock, Don Barrow magnifying glass, driving lamps and more.
This Bentley S3 saloon is a very well known car in the rally scene, the car participated in three "Tulpenrallyes", "Wintertrials" and other events.
To illustrate the excellent all-over quality standard of this Bentley the owner gives three months warranty on the engine.
The value of this impressive automobile lies in the perfect modifications being made for historic rally participation. Persons who are interested in a perfectly maintained Bentley S3, without having the ambition of taking part in historic rally events, know that they will buy a thoroughly tested and very reliable Bentley S3 with above average roadholding capabilities.

Reference Number 1848

as of 7/8/2006

Overview
Car 1963 Bentley S3 Saloon
Exterior / Interior Color      Dark Green /      Beige 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Exterior: Metallic paint
Interior: Leather interior 
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Known History

In the year 1931 the famous Bentley firm was taken over by Rolls Royce. Since that moment Bentley was the second top class Rolls Royce brand for clients who wanted more sportive automobiles with improved roadholding capabilities. All models were based on Rolls Royce models (except the magnificent Bentley Continental R) but they were mechanically modified on some details and the cars were given the beautiful Bentley grille.

 

The Bentley S model series was introduced in the year 1955.

The Bentley S1 saloon was the first representative of the S series. In 1959 the six cylinder Bentley S1 was succeeded by the Bentley S2 saloon which featured a new, almost completely silent, V8 engine. From this moment on the factory also built Drop Head Coupe models (DHC) of the S series.

In the year 1962 the last S series model saw the light of day: the Bentley S3. The S3 featured a re-designed front with lower bonnet, wings and grille and new head lamp clusters with quad headlamps. The fine 6230 cc. V8 engine was carried over unchanged.

According to Bentley adepts the S3 model was the last "real Bentley" since the succeeding T model was an exact copy of the Rolls Royce sister model (Silver Cloud). Just another grille and badge would not make the car a true Bentley.

The Bentley S3 was built until 1965 after 1328 Bentley S3 cars head been crafted and assembled by hand.