1964 Bentley S3
well presented Series 3 with recently rebuilt automatic 'box at a cost of £4,000
and a 6.2 V8 at its heart
Dating from August 1964 this tidy S3 is powered by the
torquey 6.2 V8 and comes with a vast history file with some 32 old MOTs dating
back to 1974 along with current V5C, old style V5 and older registration
document. In addition, a previous owner has requested the early ownership
history from DVLA which is also on file.
The owner’s manuals and supplements suggest the car was
supplied new by Jack Barclay of London to Caffyns of East Sussex according to
copy invoices and documentation dated August 1964. A later purchase invoice and
associated correspondence show another change of keeper in April 1975 for the
heady sum of £2,753.80 – remember a new E-Type was c.£3,000 around this time, so
still a considerable sum for a then eleven year old car.
The S3 has been with our vendor since July 2007 during
which time he’s enjoyed the car regularly and maintained it well. Invoices on
file during his tenure show the car has been treated to a reconditioned
automatic gearbox with servo drive-gear at an eye watering cost of £4,898 by
Graham Whitehouse Autos in August 2014 along with various trips to local
specialists NRT Motors including £640 on a starter motor overhaul, £414 for a
radiator re-core in 2012, a reconditioned water pump, major service, new rocker
gaskets and replacement master cylinders in 2010 at a cost of £1,364.
As a result, the car is as we understand in a very nice
usable state, and started immediately, running well as we moved it around for
these photographs. A super addition to any collection or a great entry point
into proper classic Bentleys.