Very rare Flying Spur by Mulliner Park Ward. Colour: Masons Black, first registered May 1965, only 58,734 miles driven, Chassis No. CSC25B. The design and coachwork by Mulliner numbered 2042 a style often referred to as the “Flying Spur” only 54 Flying Spur bodies were produced. While the build sheet lists “Park Ward Ltd” as the coachbuilder, Bernard King in his book “The Flying Spur” notes that all “Flying Spur” bodies were produced by H. J. Mulliner & Co. Ltd, a point that is slightly confused by the merger of H. J. Mulliner and Park Ward into “H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward, Ltd. In 1961.
Rolls-Royce IIIs were ordered with the unique “Flying Spur” body, but unlike on their Bentley S1, S2 and S3 cousins, the body style was never referred to as such when fitted with the Rolls-Royce radiator. This sporting design found favour with Rolls-Royce`s changing clientele, shifting if you will, from traditional landowners and industrialists, to more flamboyant stars of film and stage. “On the build sheet of this car, it refers to Roger Moore as its customer”.
A very rare car indeed, employing the 6.2-litre aluminum V-8 engine.