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Key Information

Lot number
40
Sale Price
£19,600
Make & Model
BENTLEY S3
Registration
BPN633B
Year
1964
Colour
Engine Size
6,230 cc
Chassis No.
B24FG
Engine No.
BFG12
Documents
V5C; 2x old style V5; 32 old MOTs; file of invoices; handbooks and supplements

Full Description

1964 Bentley S3

SOLD £18.750

Tidy and 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.