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Two door convertible owned by Jools Holland is cool for cats

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November 28, 2019
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A 1964 Bentley S3 two door convertible owned by pianist Jools Holland is coming up for auction and will be music to the ears for one lucky classic car fan.

The rare two door convertible will go under the hammer at Bonhams’ Bond Street sale in London on Saturday, December 7, and it has a pre-sale estimate of £110-£120,000.

The Bentley S3 was built as a Series-E saloon and delivered new to Ripon Brothers in Yorkshire where its first owner is recorded as Captain C Roberts, MBE. 

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Two door convertible conversion expertly done

First registered on May 6, 1964, the car was finished Tudor in Grey with green interior trim, while other original features included electric windows and combined parking/indicator lights.

It’s not known when or by whom the conversion into a two door convertible was carried out, though it was expertly done. 

Noteworthy features of the two door convertible include air conditioning, picnic tables in the rear of the front seats, radial tyres, front seat belts and a Kenwood radio/CD stereo system.

The Bentley is now finished in Masons’ Black with matching mohair hood and canvas hood bag, while the interior is trimmed in tan leather with matching carpets and black over-mats. 

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Two door convertible clocked 58,000 miles in 55 years

Both the paintwork and chromework are in good condition. The 58,000 recorded mileage is believed to be genuine, and by all accounts the car drives as good as it looks.

Used sparingly since coming into the ownership of Holland, this unique soft-top two door convertible S3 is offered with a partial history file containing  a V5C Registration Certificate, receipts and expired MoTs dating back many years.

Holland, OBE, is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer and television presenter.

He was an original member of the band Squeeze and his work has involved collaborations with many artists including Sting, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, Tom Jones, David Gilmour, The The and Bono, and since 1992, he has hosted Later… with Jools Holland, a BBC2  music show.

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Bentley has powerful pop provenance

A rare classic two door convertible Bentley with such powerful pop provenance will be extremely cool for cats, as Holland would have sung in his Squeeze days. 

Find out which other classics are going under the hammer at the Bonham sale. If you spot something you fancy making a bid for, check out the great classic car insurance cover available at Adrian Flux

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All pictures: Bonhams


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