1963 Bentley S3 Four Door Sports Saloon B358CN
£34,500.00 | €41,057.24 | $44,711.34

A smart, correct example, attractively finished, as when new, in Astral blue and Shell grey, with original light blue leather interior - a colour scheme which we feel really suits the car. The blue leather is in appealing, nicely matured condition, and is complemented by a lovely, clean headlining, attractive, satin woodwork and a fresh set of carpets. The boot also has a fresh carpet in blue, under is the original black one. At some stage in its life, probably early on, the car was Ziebart rust treated, helping to keep corrosion at bay. The car comes with a history file going back to the seventies, which includes correspondence, old MoT certificates, tax discs. a handbook, and mores besides. Equipped with tools, large and small and is fitted with radial tyres, which suit the car really well, much improving the handling and steering when compared to the usual cross ply installation. Offered serviced and newly MoT tested.



Chassis No. B358CN                                     Reg No. PJR 898A         


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The first owner was Alfred Elders Beadnell (1911/1982) company director of the family concern Elders Walker & Co Ltd of Gateshead.  The firm was formed in the late 1800s initially as producers of lead paint (Walker’s Paint Works) and by 1905 the company had taken over the Standard Theatre in Gateshead where they produced silvered glass for mirrors.  The theatre was a  “mobile” wooden construction which had been erected in 1892 as “Tudor’s Empire Circus” in South Shields prior to being dismantled and re-erected in Gateshead.  The building collapsed during a thunderstorm on the 28th December 1906 without any loss of life and it was never rebuilt.  Alfred Beadnell was also Chairman of Durham Chemical Group, Reg. Director of Harrisons & Crosfield Ltd (est. 1844 as Tea Merchants) and Vice-Chairman of Newcastle Permanent Building Society (est. 1863).  In 1936 Alfred was fined for having exceeded the 30mph zone speed limit on the Newcastle Road and for having an inefficient reflecting mirror on his car!  During the 1970s the Bentley as with Ronald Smart of Leadgates Farm who was a keen sailor having purchased a Camper & Nicholson Bermuda Sloop named Cinder, owned & designed by Charles E. Nicholson himself – Ronald re-named the yacht “Ellen Sophia”.  The 1980s saw B358CN spend some time in Wisconsin with Douglas & Jeremy King before it was re-imported back to the UK in 2020.

  • FuelPetrol
  • Body TypesSaloon
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Exterior ColourBlack and Grey
  • Number of doors4
  • Interior ColourBlue
  • DriveRHD
  • Chassis NumberB358CN
  • Year of manufacture1963

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