1969 Bentley S2

Continental Flying Spur

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 12th March 2009
Registration Number: 693BYV Chassis Number: BC63AR
Using an aluminium 6,230cc V8 engine in place of the old 4,887cc six cylinder unit which had been phased out in 1959, the S2 model was developed from the Bentley S1 on the same chassis. Automatic transmission, power steering and servo brakes combined to make a superb grand touring car. Despite the increasing trend of the factory towards body standardisation, a number of bespoke designs were produced by the few remaining coachbuilders. One of the most successful and highly regarded of these body styles, which lasted throughout the three S series, was the four-door Flying Spur by H J Mulliner. This six light design must count as one of the most handsome large saloons ever produced. The S2 is especially significant in really being the final opportunity for coachbuilders to sho