Bentley S3 Continental Coupe by Mulliner Park Ward 1965 Design Interior Exterior – Bentley‘s eminent Continental games cantina has been synonymous with easy fast cruising in the excellent way since its presentation on the R-Type case in 1952. With the landing of the last (S-Series) era of six-barrel autos in 1955, the Continental lost a tad bit of its uniqueness yet none of its eliteness, and this pattern proceeded after the entry of the V8-engined S2 in 1959. Praising about Bentley’s recently presented “S” Series autos, The Autocar had composed, ‘the most recent Bentley model offers a level of wellbeing, solace and execution that is past the experience and maybe even the creative energy of most of the world’s drivers.’
Presented in the harvest time of 1959, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II and Bentley S2 showed up remotely unaltered from their Silver Cloud and S-Type forerunners, however their execution was significantly improved by the new 6,230cc aluminum-amalgam V8 motor. Power-helped controlling was presently standard and there was no more the alternative of a manual gearbox, Rolls-Royce’s own particular four-speed programmed transmission being the sole advertising.
The Bentley Continental was, obviously, solely a coachbuilt auto, the organizations of H J Mulliner, Park Ward and James Young all offering bodies on the Continental S2 frame, which varied from the standard form by excellence of its four-driving shoe front brakes, shorter radiator and, up to body number ‘BC99BY’, higher outfitting. By a wide margin the most striking of the S2 Continentals were those bodied by Rolls-Royce’s in-house coachbuilder Park Ward, and this outline by Norwegian Vilhelm Koren, with its compelling consistent front-to-back wing line, would proceed on the Continental S3. Quad headlamps were the S3’s major styling development, and on the H J Mulliner, Park Ward-bodied Continental were contained in inclining nacelles, offering ascend to this present model’s ‘Chinese Eye’ sobriquet. Headlamps aside, the most noteworthy change was to the S3’s motor, which bragged an expanded pressure proportion and bigger carburettors, adjustments that raised top force by around 7%.
Bentley S3 Continental Coupe by Mulliner Park Ward 1965 Design Interior Exterior