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1963 Bentley S3 Continental Four-Door Sports Saloon For Sale

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Price POA
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Bentley
Model S3
  S3 Continental Four-Door Sport
Year 1963
Mileage 78,741 miles
Country UK
Region Norfolk
Telephone 01508 338924
Status Trade
Date 18-Jun-2020
Ref C1200165
1963 Bentley S3 Continental Four-Door Sports Saloon
Coachwork by James Young
Registration no. AJN 569A
Chassis no. BC64XA
Engine no. 32ABC
‘In the twilight of their coachbuilding years, James Young had with these cars reached the pinnacle of excellence.’ – Martin Bennett, Rolls-Royce and Bentley.

Despite the popularity of the ‘standard steel’ bodywork, introduced when production of Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars resumed after WW2, a steadily declining number of independent coachbuilders continued to offer alternatives. Arguably the most stylish were those produced to clothe the Bentley Continental which, of course, was only ever available with bespoke coachwork. One of the most prominent of these surviving firms was James Young, a company that had established itself among the foremost coachbuilders for upmarket chassis by the end of the 1930s. The Bromley-based carriage-maker had bodied its first automobile in 1908, affiliating itself with a succession of quality marques throughout the 1920s and 1930s before being acquired by the Jack Barclay Group in 1937. Its factory devastated by wartime bombing, the company did not resume exhibiting at the London Motor Shows until 1948, continuing to offer coachbuilt designs of distinction on (mainly) Rolls-Royce and Bentley chassis until the arrival of the unitary construction Silver Shadow/T-Series range in the 1960s. A lack of suitable chassis would force the firm’s closure before the ‘Sixties decade ended, but in its declining years James Young produced what are widely recognised as its finest creations, this beautiful four-door Bentley Continental among them.

The Continental had begun life exclusively as a two-door car but in 1957 H J Mulliner was sanctioned to build a four-door design on the S1 Continental chassis, this elegant six-light model being known as the ‘Flying Spur’. James Young of Bromley responded with its own equally appealing four-light, four-door saloon design, which was later revised in six-light style, continuing on the V8-engined S2 and S3 Continental chassis virtually unaltered apart from changes made to accommodate the latter’s quartet of headlamps.

Delivered in February 1963, right-hand drive chassis number ‘BC64XA’ is one of only 20 of this model bodied by James Young, which ceased coachbuilding soon after. The car was originally registered ‘3FGX’ and was first owned by Sir Bagrit of Portland Place, London W1.

In 2004 the car was restored by independent marque specialists Taylor’s of Chichester at a cost in excess of £40,000, its owner at that time being Mr Deeth of Bosham Hoe, West Sussex.

Finished in blue with matching original leather interior, this rare four-door Continental is in generally good condition.

Please contact us on the details below and speak to Roger or Marc for further details.

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