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Drophead Convertible
Coachwork: Mulliner
 
This coach-built two-door drophead convertible was produced by Mulliner Park Ward. The Continental series of automobiles were known for their extraordinary styling and high performance.

Under the hood was the tried-and-true Rolls-Royce OHV eight-cylinder engine. It had an aluminum-silicon alloy cylinder block with cast-iron cylinder liners. Fitted with two SU carburetors, it was capable of producing around 200 horsepower. Zero-to-sixty took just under eleven seconds while top speed was achieved at around 116 mph. Fuel economy was low, with around 13 mpg combined. Power was sent to the rear wheels courtesy of a four-speed automatic gearbox.

This automobile is painted the original Dawn Blue color with a Crimson leather interior.
Coupe
 
An original, un-restored 98,000 km Continental, originally delivered by Rolls-Royce to a Swiss client. It is fully equipped, including factory air conditioning.
Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
 
The first of only three left-drive Mulliner Coupes ever built. This example was supplied new to Geneva, Switzerland, in Regal Red with Beige hides. It was acquired in largely original, but quite shabby condition in August 2009 and an expedited restoration was carried out in order to show it at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. It is a well sorted out, air conditioned automobile.
Coupe
Coachwork: James Young
Chassis Num: BC76XC
 
This 1964 Bentley Continental James Young Coupe, Vin #BC76XC, was delivered to Mr. Hans Appenzeller in Zurich, Switzerland, in March of 1964. It was featured in the Geneva Car Show in 1964. This coupe was one of only two produced. This is one of the last hand-made coaches built for Bentley Continentals. The engine is an S3, 6.23-liter V8. The exterior color is regal red with interior of beige hide. The current owner has had the car for approximately 10 years. The current reading on the odometer is 62,265 miles. The restoration was completed in the early-2000s and was accomplished by D&D Coach Works of Covington, Ohio.
The Bentley S3, a 4-door saloon with seating for five, was produced from 1962 through 1965 with a total of 1630 examples being produced. It was basically a modified and modern version of the Bentley S2. Some examples were bodied by Park Ward, H.J. Mullner, James Young and others, while most received coachwork from the marque. A limited number of 32 examples were created on a stretched wheelbase adding to the interior comfort for the passengers.

In comparison to the S2, there were minor differences; most were aesthetics appearing near the front of the vehicle. The front panels had been restyled, twin headlamps had been fitted, and a smaller bumper was used. The interior's split bench seat was now replaced by individual seats.

Under the hood was the tried-and-true Rolls-Royce OHV eight-cylinder engine. It had an aluminum-silicon alloy cylinder block with cast-iron cylinder liners. Fitted with two SU carburetors, it was capable of producing around 200 horsepower. Zero-to-sixty took just under eleven seconds while top speed was achieved at around 116 mph. Fuel economy was low, with around 13 mpg combined. Power was sent to the rear wheels courtesy of a four-speed automatic gearbox.

The S3 was the final iteration of the S-Series. It was replaced by the T-Type, a derivative of the Rolls-Royce Shadow.

By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2010
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