Vehicle Description

Just released from a respected private collection

Formally owned by Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe Award winning actor and comedian Dudley Moore!

Realized $145,000 at Dudley Moore’s estate auction in 2002!

Incredibly rare and highly sought-after Bentley S3 Continental!

One of only 20 examples bodied by James Young Coachworks

Numbers matching 6.2 Litre V8 engine!

Stunning color combination

Excellent documentation includes S3 owner’s handbook, previous registrations, parts invoices and build documents from the R.R.E.C. including the chassis data card copy, internal paperwork by James Young and the Jack Barclay Ltd; the original selling dealer!

Performs wonderfully

 

Options include:

Air conditioning

Power window lifters

Power brakes

Webasto sliding sunroof

Cold weather door lock shields

Lucas fog lights

Front badge bar

AM/FM cassette stereo

Whitewall tires

The perfect example to drive and enjoy with incredible celebrity ownership provenance!

Ideal for a vintage rally or tour!

A collector’s dream

The incredible 1963 Bentley S3 Continental Saloon by James Young Sedan featured here is finished in stunning Old English White over a grey Connolly leather interior and magnificent burled walnut throughout. This particular example is one of only 20 examples bodied by James Young Coachwork and was sold new by Jack Barclay Ltd in England to a meticulous owner before being passed to its second owner in 1966. In the 1970’s the S3 was purchased by noted actor and comedian Dudley Moore who was frequently seen driving the car in the Los Angeles area during the 1980’s. Photographs of Mr. Moore with the Bentley accompany the car today along with an incredible assortment of documentation including the original build document copies and construction records from the R.R.E.C. After Dudley Moore’s passing the Bentley was offered as part of his estate auction held by Christie’s in 2002 where this incredibly significant Bentley realized a selling bid of $145,000! Since that time, the S3 Continental has been exclusively in collector level ownership. Today the car remains virtually untouched since leaving Mr. Moore’s estate. As such the Bentley presents today with a level of patina that one would expect from a nearly 60-year-old motorcar with some wear evident on the paint and interior. However, this example could be driven and enjoyed as is and would be an ideal candidate for a vintage rally or tour! We are especially proud to offer this exceedingly rare 1963 Bentley S3 Continental Saloon by James Young to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the level of rarity and incredible ownership provenance found in this stunning motorcar. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1414769
  • Price:$119,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Bentley
  • Model:S3
  • Exterior Color:Old English White
  • Interior Color:Grey
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:75896
  • Stock Number:406921AA
  • Trim Level:Saloon
  • VIN:BC134XA
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Sunroof:Yes
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Cassette:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive