Thursday, 17 February 2011

Style Icon VII: 1961 Bentley S2 Continental 4 door saloon 'The Flying Spur'

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'.


  1. Where does all this come from?

  2. I comes from keeping my eyes and ears open and generally being a nosey parker.