The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

The Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival 2023 Cars 208 Registration: BXJ 970C Chassis No.: B158HN Estimate: £30,000 - £35,000 Specialist: Rob Hubbard Telephone No: 07775 511825 Lot 691 1965 Bentley Series 3 Standard Steel Introduced in 1962, at first glance, it would appear that the all-new S3 Standard Steel Saloon 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. The S3’s interior now had individual front seats in place of the split bench seat found in the earlier S-Types and some cars had air conditioning, electric windows and front seat belts. Mechanically, the S3 continued to utilise the S2’s 6,230cc Rolls-Royce V8 engine and automatic gearbox but the new 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. On offer from the Warwickshire Collection, this 1965 example is finished in silver over a classic S3 interior with Spruce Green leather and polished Burr Walnut veneers. Supplied with a good history file, this majestic Bentley is currently running and driving but, in recent years it has formed part of a large Collection and has received little or no use, so an element of recommissioning is to be expected. Guided sensibly at £30,000 - £35,000 in consideration of the above, this classic Standard Steel is sure to generate good interest. This elegant Standard Steel Saloon has formed part of an important Collection for a number of years with little or no use and consequently your inspection is encouraged. More Details Lot 691 Bid On Lot 691