1965 Bentley S3 Series

Vehicle Profiles

1965 Bentley S3 Series vehicle information

Chassis Num: BC74LXE

The Bentley Continental sports saloon was introduced on the R-Type chassis in 1952. It soon became synonymous with effortless high speed cruising in grand touring fashion. By the time of the final S-Type generation of six-cylinder cars was introduced....[continue reading]

1965 Bentley S3 Series vehicle information

LWB Saloon
Coachwork: James Young

Chassis Num: LBCL22

Of the 32 long wheelbase Bentley S3s built, this is one of only 7 fitted with coachwork by James Young of Bromley in Kent and the only one with left-hand drive. In addition, it is the very last of a long line of James Young-bodied S series Bentleys t....[continue reading]

1965 Bentley S3 Series vehicle information

Sedan
Coachwork: James Young

Chassis Num: B116GJBGJ58

1965 was the last year of production for the Bentley S3. Over the course of production, 1,285 saloons were configured with right-hand drive. ....[continue reading]

Chassis #: BC74LXE 
LWB Saloon by James Young
Chassis #: LBCL22 
Sedan by James Young
Chassis #: B116GJBGJ58 

History

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

Concepts by Bentley



Recent Vehicle Additions

CHEVROLET TRUCKS GET THE PERSONAL TOUCH

CHEVROLET TRUCKS GET THE PERSONAL TOUCH

Expanded range of accessories showcased on Silverado, Colorado concepts PAHRUMP, Nev. – Vehicle ownership experiences dont get much more personal than with trucks. From work to recreati...
First 2015 Corvette Z06s on Their Way to Customers

First 2015 Corvette Z06s on Their Way to Customers

Most capable model in Chevrolets history now shipping from Bowling Green BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Chevrolet is now shipping the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 coupe from Bowling Green Assembly...
2015 Chevrolet Performance Catalog Packed with New Parts

2015 Chevrolet Performance Catalog Packed with New Parts

New Z28 parts, LT1LTG crate engines, manual-trans install kits, stage kits featured LAS VEGAS – The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Performance catalog is the go-to resource for enthusiasts see...
Out of Sinkhole, ZR-1 ‘Blue Devil' Drives in Museum

Out of Sinkhole, ZR-1 ‘Blue Devil' Drives in Museum

Two of eight historic Corvettes pulled from 30-foot deep hole BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The recovery of eight historic Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum...
2014 Sierra Denali Pairs High-Tech Luxury And Capability

2014 Sierra Denali Pairs High-Tech Luxury And Capability

DETROIT – An all-new 2014 Sierra 1500 Denali full-size pickup arrives this fall with an available 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 that will produce an estimated 420 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, the most...

© 1998-2018. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

data-full-width-responsive="true">


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Conceptcarz Google+ Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2018 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.