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1964 Bentley S3

Year : 1964
Make : Bentley
Model : S3
Price : P.O.A.
Body Type : Standard Steel Saloon (Left Hand Drive)
Colour : Smoke Green
Trim : Beige Leather
Condition : Excellent condition in every respect
Technical Data : Four speed automatic gearbox, power steering, 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration engine, 6.2 litres displacement, 6230cc capacity. Drum brakes servo-assisted.

History

1962 saw the introduction of the S3 variant of the 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 over riders and the repositioning of the front indicators and side lamps into one single unit on the front wing, resulting in an arguably more attractive appearance. Mechanically speaking the S3 was issued with larger 9:1 compression ratio 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. Chassis No B524LEC which we are currently offering for sale was originally completed in May of 1964, finished in smoke green with beige leather. It was then shipped two months later on the Queen Elizabeth from Southampton to New York where it was supplied by New York Rolls-Royce agent Inskip Inc to its first owner, Brigadier J.W.F Treadwell. The car remained in the US until more recent times when it returned to London, now in the ownership of Brigadier Treadwells son. The car had been well maintained but was starting to show signs of wear in places. At this point, a sympathetic restoration of B524LEC was undertaken by Frank Dale & Stepsons at the request of the owner. The original leather was largely retained and gently improved with only the drivers seat cushion and arm rest needing re-trimming. The original carpets were worn and were replaced at this time. The interior woodwork was restored, period looking seat belts were fitted throughout and a modern stereo was fitted in the glovebox. The exterior of the car was stripped, repaired and re-painted in the cars original colour of smoke green. The chrome was also re-plated. A new set of tyres and a mechanical review including the instillation of electronic ignition completed the job. The car has since been serviced and maintained in our workshops. The car comes complete with copy chassis cards, complete tools, the original handbook and all of the invoices for the restoration and maintenance works since around 2011. This beautiful one family owner car has travelled just 60,000 miles from new and is one of the best examples we have had for sale, an opportunity not to be missed.

If you would like to make an enquiry about this vehicle, please contact us by phone on 020 8847 5447 or by email at sales@frankdale.com