The S1 Continental Flying Spur in Bentley’s Heritage Collection is a 1958 H.J. Mulliner model and was an inspiration to the design team at Crewe when creating today’s Flying Spur. With a 180bhp 4.9 litre straight-six engine, this example has the optional automatic gearbox and air conditioning. Finished in black with grey interior, even today it is capable of covering long distances in great comfort. You can find more visual details of the 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur gallery by scrolling up.
The S-Series Bentleys were essentially an updated and improved version of the same R-Type Continental template of 1952, with a separate chassis, straight-six engine and bodywork by independent coachbuilders. H.J. Mulliner backed a hunch that there would be a small but discerning market for a coachbuilt four-door S1 Continental as an alternative to the factory four-door offering. Their design was balanced and elegant, with ample space for four. The new four-door was named by Arthur Talbot Johnstone, H.J. Mulliner’s Managing Director, after the heraldic device of his family, the Clan Johnstone of the Scottish Borders. The first example even featured the Clan Johnston’s spur mascot on its radiator grille. HJ Mulliner created 217 examples of their S1 Continental Flying Spur.
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