Thursday, 17 February 2011
With special, long, low, sweeping coachwork by H J Mulliner, the Bentley models (as opposed to the RR models later made) were the only ones rightfully called the Flying Spur, after the crest of the Johnstone clan, to which belonged the chairman of H J Mulliner at that time. Built between 1959 and 1962, equipped with a 6.231 litre, V8 engine; a top speed of 113 MPH and a touring speed of 112 MPH, it is one of the sleekest and most alluring touring cars that Bentley ever built. A surprising number of them are still being driven and, I dare say, will be driven for decades yet, as succeeding generations of 21st century production cars (even buildings, come to that), are being 'recycled'.
Posted by NJS at 08:41