1960 Bentley S2

Continental Flying Spur

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Sunroof
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: GL 710-117
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: TBA
The advent of the Bentley Continental with modern styling made the contemporary R-Type look distinctly dated. Something beyond a facelift was required. The resulting S-Type was launched in 1955 to much acclaim, the standard Park Ward body being much greater in size and grandeur compared to the preceding car. The S2 Continental was developed from the S1 on the same chassis and using the aluminium 6 1/4 litre V8 engine in place of the old 6 cylinder 4,887cc unit, made a superb grand touring car.
A number of bespoke designs were produced by the few remaining coachbuilders. One of the most successful and highly regarded of these body styles was the Flying Spur by H J Mulliner. This six light design must count as one of the most handsome