1965 Bentley S3 H.J.Mulliner style Drophead Coupe.
Properly converted from a saloon many years ago, but recently comprehensively restored body-wise and fully re-painted to a high standard. Much other work has been carried out as well, including a new hood. and the car is smart and lovely, with excellent chrome work, leather, veneers, etc. The underside is all very good too, and a stainless steel exhaust system is fitted as well as radial tyres which suit the car well, vastly improving the driving experience compared to the cross ply originals. The original registration number is a nice one, and the car is offered running well and newly MoT tested. Priced very reasonably, offering good value for money, particularly if compared to a 'genuine' H.J.Mulliner conversion.
- Chassis No. B354HN
- Reg No. ORH 10
- Price £155,000
Snippets: The Seven Seas
The 1st owner of B354HN was Peter Denham Christie whose grandfather - Charles J. D. Christie - was the first manager of the Swan Hunter Shipyard. Peter’s father, John Denham Christie was a naval architect & shipbuilder and held the position of Chairman of Swan Hunter from 1930/39. Susan Denham Christie was the first lady to graduate as a naval architect, she designed battleships for the navy and also floating vessels used on D-Day, she later joined the family firm at their Neptune yard in Tyneside where she undoubtedly worked alongside her brother Peter - the Managing Director. After just 3 years B354HN was bought by Graham Hellyer, a scion of the Hellyer shipping firm which had been founded by Robert & Charles Hellyer in the mid 1800s. In 1926 Frank & Owen Hellyer pioneered the fishing of Greenland Halibut & in the early 1930s Owen Hellyer, together with Tom Boyd formed the British Cod Liver Oil Producers (Hull) Ltd & their cod liver oil refinery at Marfleet was, in its day, the world’s largest! Today this section of the Hellyer business is better known as Seven Seas Cod Liver Oil.