Saint Louis, MO
Thoroughly updated and improved for the 2014 model year the Bentley Flying Spur continued its reign as the king of the super saloons. Based on the revolutionary Continental GT coupe the Flying Spur deftly combines supercar performance with unparalleled luxury and comfort. Aficionados will first recognize the Flying Spur has been subtly restyled with a slightly crisper taut appearance compared to the previous generation yet it still retains the distinctly muscular look characterized by the original Continental GT and Flying Spur saloon. Weight has been reduced and engineers made countless improvements to the ride and handling go allow for greater comfort and improved control over less than ideal surfaces. Of course the performance remains astounding thanks to lower weight and 50 additional horsepower. The signature 6.0 liter twin-turbo W12 engine now boasts 616 horsepower and 590 ft-lbs of torque giving the Flying Spur otherworldly performance particularly for such a large and luxurious sedan. Other improvements include a revised interior and entertainments system and the addition of an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox driving all four wheels as before. Since its introduction in 2006 the Flying Spur has redefined what a world-class luxury car can do and this improved model raises the bar even higher than before.This gorgeous 2014 Flying Spur is a one-owner example that has covered fewer than 10000 miles from new and presents in excellent condition throughout. It was purchased new in California by Burt Sugarman the famed television and music producer responsible for The Midnight Special and The Newlywed Game among many other successful programs in the 1970s and 80s. Mr. Sugarman is also known to be a passionate automobile enthusiast and he was responsible for the creation of the Ghia 450 SS in the late 1960s.Finished in White Sand over Linen hides this impeccable Bentley is a highly optioned example that has been used gently in the hands of its previous owner. The White Sand paintwork is excellent with straight panels all around. A clean Carfax verifies single ownership and zero accidents. Options include bright-finish 21 ten-spoke alloy wheels chrome matrix grilles in the front bumper rear view camera with parking sensors front and rear piped leather seating 3-spoke sports steering wheel and picnic trays for rear passengers.The interior is beautifully appointed and in excellent condition feeling showroom fresh with fine Linen hides contrasted with cocoa brown piping carpets dash steering wheel rim and console. Burl walnut and brushed aluminum trim are unmarked and in fine order. Rear seat passengers enjoy greater legroom than before along with beautiful picnic trays and individually adjustable seating and HVAC controls. Electrical functions work as they should and occupants can enjoy the crushing performance of this Bentley in peerless comfort and silence.Given the low mileage it comes as no surprise that the handling and road manners are excellent and the car performs as expected. The original manuals instruction books quick reference guides and the instructional DVD are included as is a spare wheel and tool set original front plate bracket Bentley-branded battery tender and two keys.Highly optioned and finished in striking colors this low-mileage Flying Spur is an outstanding example that has been maintained in impeccable condition by its sole enthusiast owner and is ready for enjoyment by the next keeper.