It is difficult to quantify the value of something like a Bentley.
Without sitting inside the hand built interior and using the
machined knobs and switches you can't really appreciate the cost of
building a machine like a Flying Spur. It is clearly not all about
performance while also not being all about luxury. The Bentley
occupies its own niche. Most owners are using these cars as daily
drivers, because it is as adept at being just a car as it is a
rolling work of design. Although you can have the fleet of vehicles
listed above for the same price, or one of the more driver centric
cars at a considerable savings, the Bentley delivers an experience
none of them can. Driving this nearly quarter of a million dollar
car around Southern California for a week was shocking in its
normality. Possibly because of the inconspicuous paint color and
not too flashy exterior, the Spur moves around with anonymity.
Despite its size, it easily maneuvers through traffic. All and all,
it is about serving as a well rounded luxury vehicle not a
singularly focused car. For those with the means, this may very
well be the ultimate commuter/touring car. This particular car is a
Flying Spur Series 51, which includes 2-tone interior done in
fabulous aquamarine and tan. The rest can be summed up with
quilting, piping, embroidering, stitching, contrasting and
plaquarding. Everything included in the Series 51 package adds a
mere $9070 to the sticker price, but we aren't done yet.