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1965 Bentley S3 Series

Chassis number : BC202LXC

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The long production run, from the R-Type Continental to the three Bentley S-Types, ended with a special-bodied Bentley S3 Continental, built by Swiss coachbuilder Graber. All the S-Type Continentals were coach built touring cars, capable of cruising with ease and safety at high speeds while carrying four passengers and their luggage. Each new generation improved on the previous one, ending with the S3 Continental with its quad headlamps and improved V8 engine.

This S3 Continental was commissioned in 1965 by Baptista Fritz, an Austrian industrialist, and was delivered in 1967. Fritz ordered several unique additions to this car, including wheel hubs with embossed Fs, and a specially made Bentley hood ornament modified to an 'F' instead of the 'B.' With the roof lowered, rear passengers are protected by a raised rear window - similar to a dual cowl but without the cowl. A slightly square but flowing rear end with small fins completes and enhances the sporty, eye-catching design. This car is the last Bentley Continental produced. It remained with the Fritz family until 1990, then went to a Japanese collection before Bob Lee acquired it in 1991.

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1965 Bentley S3 Series Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Bentley S3 Series

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur
Chassis#: BC74LXE
Sold for USD$201,600
  2021 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours dElegance Online Auction
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1965 Bentley S3 Continental Coupe
Chassis#: BC90LXC
Sold for USD$106,400
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
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1965 Bentley S3 Saloon
Chassis#: B116GJBGJ58
Sold for USD$30,800
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
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1965 Bentley S3 Continental Drophead Coupe by Mulliner Park Ward
Chassis#: BC176XC
Sold for USD$167,750
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1965 Bentley S3 Continental Park Ward Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: BC24XE
Sold for USD$265,719
  2016 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1965 Bentley S3 Saloon
Chassis#: B378HN
Sold for USD$26,534
  2016 H & H Auctions - Donington Park
 
1965 Bentley S3
Sold for USD$24,575
  2015 Artcurial - Estate Sale
 
1965 Bentley S3 Saloon
Chassis#: B124CJ
Sold for USD$53,855
  2015 Bonhams : The Summer Classic Sale
 
1965 Bentley S3 Saloon
Chassis#: B18JP
Sold for USD$35,629
  2013 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1965 Bentley SIII Mulliner Adaptation by Pilkington
Sold for USD$73,101
  2012 Coys - Blenheim Palace
 
1965 Bentley S3 Saloon
Chassis#: B244HN
Sold for USD$33,014
  2012 The Pavilion Gardens
 
1965 Bentley S3 Continental Saloon
Chassis#: BC46XE
Sold for USD$99,176
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1965 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur
Sold for USD$116,014
  2011 Coys Auctions - The Spirit of Motoring - Ascot
 
1965 Bentley S3 Continental Coupé
Chassis#: BC98LXE
Sold for USD$138,000
  2010 Bonhams - Royal Mirage, Dubai
 
1965 Bentley S3 Saloon
Chassis#: B152GJ
Sold for USD$33,238
  2010 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1965 Bentley S3 Saloon
Chassis#: B50LHN
Sold for USD$41,703
  2010 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 
1965 Bentley S3 Continental ‘Chinese Eye' by Mulliner Park Ward
Chassis#: ELW 789C
Sold for USD$121,347
  2009 Coys Auction - Blenheim Palace
 
1965 Bentley S3 Saloon
Chassis#: B130HN
Sold for USD$63,337
  2009 Shannons Auctions - 2009 Melbourne International Motorshow Auction
 
1965 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur Sports Saloon
Chassis#: BC18XD
Sold for USD$74,043
  2008 Bonhams - Important Collectors' Motor Cars, Pioneer and Vintage Motorcycles and Fine Automobilia
 
1965 BENTLEY S3 4 DOOR SEDAN
Sold for USD$96,250
  2007 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2007
 

Bentley S3 Seriess That Failed To Sell At Auction

1965 Bentley S3 Series's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1965 Bentley S3 Drophead Coupe ConversionB354HN2019 H & H Pavilion Gardens Buxton $120,000$150,000
1965 Bentley S3 Drophead Coupe Conversion 2019 H & H Classics Imperial War Museum, Duxford $140,000$180,000
1965 Bentley Continental S3 coupé Park WardBC58LXE2018 Artcurial : Retromobile $150,000$180,000
1965 Bentley S3 Standard Steel SaloonB342HN2017 Historics at Brooklands MercedesBenz World $20,000$25,000
1965 Bentley S3 Continental CoupéBC58LXE2017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale $180,000$260,000
1965 Bentley S3 Standard Steel SaloonB42HN2017 Historics at Brookland $29,000$35,000
1965 Bentley S3 Continental CoupéBC58LXE2017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $190,000$240,000
1965 Bentley S3 Continental 6 Light SaloonBC200XC2016 Barons Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection   
1965 Bentley S3 Continental Flying SpurBC6XD2016 Barons : RollsRoyce Enthusiasts Club   
1965 Bentley S3 Continental Drophead Coupe 2014 Mecum : Seattle$130,000  
1965 Bentley S3 Continental Sports SaloonBC66XE2013 Bonhams The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $60,000$80,000
1965 Bentley S3 4 Door Sedan 2012 Mecum St Charles, Il   
1965 Bentley S3 Continental James Young SaloonBC46XE2012 The Imperial War Museum   
1965 Bentley S III Saloon 2009 Leake Auctions Houston Annual Leake Auto Auction Reliant Center$15,550  
1965 BENTLEY S III CVT 2006 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2526$55,000  

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1965 Bentley S3 Series Profiles

1965 Bentley S3 Series vehicle information
Chassis #: BC74LXE
1965 Bentley S3 Series vehicle information
LWB Saloon
Coachwork: James Young
Chassis #: LBCL22
1965 Bentley S3 Series vehicle information
Sedan
Coachwork: James Young
Chassis #: B116GJBGJ58
1965 Bentley S3 Series vehicle information
Continental Convertible
Coachwork: Hermann Graber
Chassis #: BC202LXC
1965 Bentley S3 Series vehicle information
Continental Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: BC90LXC
Engine #: 45CBC