1960 Bentley S2 Continental James Young Flying Spur

Condition Used
Body Sedan
Make Bentley
Model S2 Continental
Mileage 41437 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1960
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Red
History Yes

The Continental was introduced in by Bentley as a high-speed touring car in 1952. With coach-built, all aluminum bodies and a lower center of gravity, the Continental was, even by Bentley standards, a very limited edition and quite expensive car. These first series Continentals were built with a 6-cylinder engine until 1959 when the exiting new 6.2 litre V-8 engine was introduced for the entire Rolls-Royce/Bentley line. James Young, recognized as a premier coachbuilder for Rolls-Royce and Bentley, designed a fabulous body in either 2-door or 4-door, all-aluminum coachwork for the new S-2 Continental. Our car is one of 36 of the 4-door saloons built and features a 6-light body with thin rear pillars for a very light look to match is lightweight status.  It was specially ordered, built and delivered to British Air Commander Sir Egbert Cadbury who had distinguished himself in World War I by shooting down two German dirigibles over the North Sea in 1916 and an L-70 while piloting a de Havilland DH.4. Following the war, Sir Egbert went on to become managing director or his family’s business—Cadbury Chocolates—apppointed by Queen Victoria as the officially Royal Warranted Chocolatiers.  Upon receiving his new James Young Continental, Sir Egbert wrote a letter to Jack Barclay Bentley London saying “I am more than delighted with my car which is the finest vehicle I’ve ever driven.”  Our car remained in England until being purchased by an American in 2008 and brought to the U.S. who commissioned a repainting of the car along with extensive mechanical work and an entirely redone interior in correct Connolly hides and Wilton carpets.  Now, with just 41,437 miles, this Continental is ready for touring or showing in its beautiful Garnet livery with sumptuous tan leather.