The last of the handmade Bentley S models, the S3 is the rarest (1286 made) and most sporting of the series with its lowered bonnet, twin headlights and enhanced V8 engine. This lightly-used car has been well looked after and is a delight to drive.
The 1965 Bentley record card for the car (Chassis B72MN, matching Engine BMN36) shows the original retailer in Stirling but prior to now that is its only connection with Scotland. The first two owners were in London and seemingly used it sparingly. The Real Car Co. acquired the car in 2011 (at which point the mileage was 48k) and sold it to a collector in Belgium. While there, records indicate servicing work on the ignition, brakes, handbrake, removal of the inoperative air conditioning system and probably the fitting of the modern working radio hidden in the glove box.
As it now stands the mileage is only 50,226, the underneath is exceptionally clean and tidy albeit with the odd oil drip and the paintwork is still good and shiny. After 56 years there are a few stone chips and minor trolley dents but nothing requiring immediate attention. The interior is awash with beautiful veneered wood and soft grey leather and the instruments and electric windows, so often an issue, are working well. It comes with a portfolio of the key documents and a non-original handbook (RR Silver Cloud 3).
This is a very classic and usable Bentley that offers an outstanding driving experience and at this price a good investment.