1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur Saloon

1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur Saloon

One of 64 right-drive S2 Spurs by H.J. Mulliner. Equipped with power steering, electric windows, and air conditioning. A cherished example, suitable for regular enjoyment on the road and in club events.​

This beautiful Bentley S2 Flying Spur is chassis BC39BY, one of just 64 right-hand-drive examples built by H.J. Mulliner. Chassis records indicate the first owner was Sir Eric Merton Miller, a hugely successful yet controversial English property developer. Before a financial fraud scandal destroyed his reputation, life was good for Sir Eric, having worked his way out of a childhood of poverty to become a powerhouse in the British real estate business. He was not shy about enjoying the fruits of his labor, keeping expensive cars and lavish properties. Our research shows Miller ordered his new Bentley Flying Spur early in 1961, taking delivery in March that year. He specified the car with pushbutton electric windows, power aerial, and a gold-plated mascot to complement the sand paintwork and beige interior. The final flourish was the personalized registration, “1 EMM.” Little else of the car’s early history is documented, and Sir Eric died at age 50 in 1977.

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