The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Bentley S3. We make the process of selling your Bentley S3 quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Bentley S3 was a full-size luxury car, 4-door sedan, built between 1962-1965 by the British automaker. Cars were either produced in house, or the chassis were licensed to independent coachbuilders for customization and final assembly. It was the last of the series which replaced the aged R-type and was the basis of many special editions.
Bentley S3 4-Door Saloon, starting in model year 1962, came in versions for Europe and North America, in both left and right-hand drive configurations. All were of the 4-door sedan body type, which used RWD (rear-wheel drive) and a automatic 4-speed gearbox. It had a petrol (gasoline) engine with a displacement of 6231 cm3 / 380.2 cui and advertised power of 147 kW / 197 hp / 200 PS and produced torque of 450 Nm / 332 lb-ft. It was a large car, with outside length: 5378 mm / 211.75 in, and a wheelbase: 3124 mm / 123 in. It was also heavy, with a base curb weight of 2108 kg / 4647 lbs. Despite the size and weight, it had a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph) as declared by the factory. The 0-60 mph speed was a fast 12.9 seconds and the 0-100 km/h time was only 13.6 seconds. It could do the standing 1/4 mile (402 m) in just 19.3 seconds.
Very few visual differences were made to the design between the S2 and S3. The most noticeable is the 4 headlight configuration that was introduced on the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III that year. The passenger area of the car got more legroom and individual seats were added to the front.
Just over 1300 copies were sold during its 4 year run, including special editions. It was quite expensive, at £6,126, it cost 3 times as much as one of its competitors, the British-built top of the line Jaguar Mark X, which cost £2,022. Despite its elegance and high initial cost, fine examples can still be found at a reasonable cost to collectors.
8 cylinder 3506 cc engine
Rear wheel drive