1965 Bentley S3 Continental James Young Sports Saloon BC46XE
£125,000.00 | €146,048.50 | $157,922.25

A very smart example of a rare and attractive car, one of a very small number built to the James Young B100 design, with clean lines & tastefully restrained styling. In fact, our information suggests that it is one of just five built! Beautifully finished in vibrant deep metallic blue, with excellent chrome plating, very dark blue leather interior (which can look black in some light conditions), lovely veneers, fresh carpets (including in the boot), etc, and truly gorgeous! Very clean throughout, inside, outside & underneath, as well as being suitably free from structural issues. Mechanically very good as well, and driving particularly nicely. Included with the car is a history file, which confirms entire ownership from new, including a long-term owner from 1968 to 2011. This is confirmed by a considerable amount of service history, and various other documentation from the 1960s onwards, amongst which is the car's original guarantee certificate. The car is fitted with radial ply tyres which suit it well, and is offered, prepared, serviced and newly MoT tested. An excellent long-distance cruiser, eating up the miles with ease, and ideal for Continental tours, as its name suggests!



Chassis No. BC46XE                                     Reg No. EYT 835C          




Snippets: Makin & Way

Rex Makin (1925/2017) was the son of Joseph Agulnek & May Makin both of Russian/Polish descent who had settled in Liverpool.  In 1928 his mother insisted that Joe changed his surname to her maiden-name by deed-poll as she did not want to be known as Mrs Uglyneck!  Joe Makin was involved in the manufacturing of leather trunks for seamen & his wife May was a dress-maker.  It is thought the BC46XE may have been Rex’s 40th birthday treat to himself as by now he was a well-established lawyer whose clients included a variety of people from Harold Winstanley a (trainee footman accused of murder at Knowsley Hall with a Schmeisser MP40), to Brian Epstein (Beatles), Ken Dodd & Carla Lane - it is claimed, that Rex was the first person to use the word Beatlemania in a Court of Law.  Within a few years BC46XE was with Robin Oliver Way of Wimbledon whose business interests in the Wimbledon area included William Way Ltd (Builders Merchants), Way Carriers Ltd (transport), Wayfairer Hotel and whose home address was Wasp Well in Redhill.  Robin Way kept BC46XE for almost 43 years until it was sold via RM Auctions to Alan Carrington a well known dealer.

  • FuelPetrol
  • Seats4
  • Body TypesSports SAloon
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Exterior ColourDark Blue
  • Number of doors4
  • Interior ColourDark Blue
  • DriveRHD
  • Chassis NumberBC46XE
  • Year of manufacture1965

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