1958 Bentley S1

Continental Flying Spur by James Young. Rare, elegant and pristine.

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Mileage 
    62 190 mi / 100 086 km
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Moorland Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Nutmeg
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This extremely rare Bentley is an S1 Continental, built by James Young of Bromley. In the past, very rich Bentley customers could specify their own prefered body style, based on a Continental chassis. R-type Continentals were always two-door cars, while S-type Continentals like this car were available as 4-door versions as well. These variants were called "Flying Spur", and in no way comparable to the Standard Steel S-series cars.
The three most important approved coachbuilders were Mulliner, Park Ward and James Young.

The car we offer for sale is a very rare James Young four-light Flying Spur. Only 9 similar cars are made, and this is one of the prettiest coachbuilt designs ever produced on a Continental chassis. The body is handcrafted and made of aluminium, which reduced kerbweight and made the cars more sporty then their standard cousins. These cars are also much lower, and have often a more powerful engine compared to the factory S1.

This Flying

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