1964 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward

1964 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward

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  • 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward
  • 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward
  • 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward
  • 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward
  • 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward
  • 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward
  • 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward
  • 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward
  • 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward

1964 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward

 

Year: 1964
Model: S3 Continental Flying Spur, RHD
Coach Builder: Mulliner Park Ward
Body Type: Four-door Saloon
Body Color: Silver
Upholstery: Gray

The name Flying Sur has been carried on to the current Bentley four-door saloon. The very origin of those is this S3 Continental Flying Spur now on sale at our “Heritage” site. Flying Spur body was experimentally produced since around 1956 on S1 Continental chassis, and formally announced to produce on S3 as a four-door version of S2 Continental 2 door saloon style. Designer of this style is believed to be John P. Blotchley a thief designer of Rolls-Royce, who did R-Type Continental and Silver Cloud /S Type Saloon. Bodies were all aluminium handmade, upholstery is even better than the standard steel saloon. Since these are the last of coach build cars and owner’s choice on details are unique on every car, you can’t find the exact same spec car. The price when new was one of the tops in the world. 50% higher than the standard steel saloon, even higher than the two-door Continental model.
 
Starting with one S1 Continental Flying Spur was sold to the USA in September 1957, and two produced for the British market, the total 50 cars were made as S1 Continental. In 1958 when Standard saloon received the V8 OHV, 6,230cc engine to be series 2, Continental model changed into S2 and into S3 with four headlamps in 1962. The total of 83 (or 87 depending on the research ) were produced.
 
This Flying Spur was used as a company car of some apparel company, known as the only Continental Flying Spur in Japan. After coming into the collection of Wakui Museum, it appeared in motor car events nationwide. Cornering and high-speed stability gained by fitting a sports suspension developed by a British specialist. The ride feel is comfortable as original. You are welcome to test-drive this exceptional vehicle.


 

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