1963 Bentley S3 Continental Coupe / BC18LXC Vehicle Information

1963 Bentley S3 Continental
Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: BC18LXC
Sold for $103,600 at 2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
This Bentley S3 Continental Coupe is one of 27 left-hand-drive coupes equipped with H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd. coachwork for design body no. 2035. The original owner of this example was Lew Wasserman, who ran MCA/Universal. The car came equipped with power windows, in-door refreshment cabinets, and factory air-conditioning. It was finished in dark green paint with with light tan upholstery, with walnut-trimmed dashboard and a full array of gauges, including a tachometer.

This Bentley is powered by a 6,230cc overhead valve V8 engine fitted with twin SU carburetors and offers an estimated 220 horsepower. There is a four-speed automatic GM Hydra-Matic transmission and four-wheel servo-assisted drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2019


2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$80,000-$110,000 
Sale Price :
$103,600

1963 Bentley S3 Continental Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1963 sales)
1963 Bentley S3 Continental Coupe
Chassis#: BC18LXC
Sold for $103,600
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1963 Bentley S3 Continental image  
1963 Bentley S3
Chassis#: B368CN
Sold for $29,204
  2019 Historics at Brooklands - Mercedes-Benz World
 
1963 Bentley S3 Continental Coupé Coachwork by H J Mulliner
Chassis#: BC100XA
Sold for $261,020
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1963 Bentley Continental S3 cabriolet
Chassis#: BC56LXA
Sold for $183,191
  2016 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
 
1963 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur
Chassis#: BC92LXB
Sold for $251,225
  2016 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1963 Bentley S3 Continental Coupé
Chassis#: BC46XC
Sold for $115,847
  2015 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1963 Bentley S3
Sold for $47,300
  2014 Motostalgia Auction - Austin Grandprix 2014
 
1963 BENTLEY S3 CONTINENTAL SALOON
Chassis#: B 54 DF
Sold for $24,200
  2013 Preserving the Automobile : An Auction at the Simeone Foundation
 
1963 Bentley S3 Saloon Project
Chassis#: B610CN
Sold for $12,971
  2013 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1963 Bentley S3 Saloon
Chassis#: B164LCN
Sold for $40,689
  2012 Aalholm Automobile Collection
 
1963 Bentley S3 Continental 'Flying Spur' Saloon
Chassis#: BC10XA
Sold for $130,304
  2011 Bonhams - RAF Museum, Hendon, Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1963 Bentley S3 Continental Coupé
Chassis#: BC142XA
Sold for $51,136
  2010 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1963 Bentley S3 Continental Four-Door Saloon
Chassis#: BC76XA
Sold for $60,103
  2010 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1963 Bentley S3 Continental Convertible
Chassis#: BC46XB
Sold for $38,247
  2009 Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1963 Bentley S3 Saloon
Chassis#: B98CJ
Sold for $35,834
  2008 Bonhams - Important Collectors' Motor Cars, Pioneer and Vintage Motorcycles and Fine Automobilia
 
1963 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur Saloon
Chassis#: BC168XA
Sold for $133,204
  2008 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Select Pre-War Motor Cars
 
1963 Bentley Continental Flying Spur by HJ Mulliner
Chassis#: BC140XA
Sold for $81,918
  2006 Coys Auction - True Greats
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1963 Bentley S3 Continental's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1963 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur By HJ MullinerBC36XB2011 Silverstone Classic Sale   
1963 Bentley SIII Continental Coupé by Park WardBC98LXA2011 RM Auctions Salon Privé$65,000$75,000$90,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bentley S3 Continental1963 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley S3 Continental1963 Drophead Convertible
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley S3 Series1963 Saloon
Chassis Num: B40EC
Chassis information for the Bentley S3 Continental1963 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC18LXC
Chassis information for the Bentley S3 Continental1963 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BC52LXA
Chassis information for the Bentley S3 Continental1963 Coupe
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: BC76XC
Chassis information for the Bentley S3 Continental1964 Drophead Coupe
Chassis Num: BC8CX
Engine Num: 4CBC
Chassis information for the Bentley S3 Series1965 Sedan
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis information for the Bentley S3 Series1965 Sedan
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: B116GJBGJ58
Chassis information for the Bentley S3 Series1965 Continental Convertible
Coachbuilder: Hermann Graber
Chassis Num: BC202LXC
Chassis information for the Bentley S3 Series1965 LWB Saloon
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: LBCL22


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