Flying Spares: Exceptional commitment to recycling

12 Months Warranty on all recycled parts



At Flying Spares, providing an unrivalled choice of Rolls-Royce and Bentley parts is only the start. We take our environmental responsibilities incredibly seriously. Around 95% of the parts we strip can be reused or reconditioned, and what’s left is properly disposed of.

The nature of our business means it doesn’t make sense to throw much away. Every component is valuable. And we know from experience that parts which are common today can be thin on the ground within a few short years.

We passionately believe that Every Rolls-Royce and Bentley, regardless of condition, is a piece of motoring history, and we consider it our duty to save as much of this original engineering as possible. In some instances, a rare part might be the only original example left in the world.

However, it is a fact of life that some parts – even Rolls-Royce and Bentley parts – eventually wear out. Others rust or perish, especially if they’ve been left in a field for half a century. This is, incredibly, not unheard of. Another major issue is crash damage.

Prior to dismantling we try to get the car running to test as many parts as possible. Every single part we strip from a salvaged car will be assessed and given a Flying Spares Dismantling (FSD) number. It will get a thorough visual inspection and then be categorised as either primary, near pristine, or secondary, with some small defect. If it is borderline, we will always try to save it.


The next process depends on the part. Anything that can leak, radiators, for example, will be smoke tested for holes. Anything that’s rusty, bumper irons, for example, will go through the sand blaster, and maybe also aqua blasted, then prepared and painted with stone guard so they look good as new and will stay that way for longer.

Anything brass or aluminium will go through our polishing machine to make it nice and shiny. All road wheels go on our wheel balancing machine and are tested for trueness. The steel ones from the 1950s-80s cars will then go away to be dipped in acid and powder coated – no one manufactures them anymore, so we are about the only source of these important parts.

For certain specialist repairs, like re-chroming, re-lacquering the wood on a Corniche steering wheel, re-enamelling a badge, or re-silvering a light, we use trusted external suppliers, but we do more and more in-house. For example, all electrical parts – everything from wiper motors to relays and ECUs – will be thoroughly tested here in our workshop.

Rolls-Royce and Bentley enthusiasts are perfectionists, so we literally get asked for genuine nuts and bolts. We do a lot of restoration work in-house. For example, our Technical Services Division will disassemble every tappet to see if any part of it can be reused.

Such is the allure of these marques that even non-roadworthy parts can enjoy an unexpected second life. In the burgeoning interior design market, for instance, V8 blocks are repurposed as tables and front grills are sought-after wall decorations.

Any material we can’t reuse is, of course, handled by accredited Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board (WAMITAB) operators.

Throughout every aspect of our work, we are proud to say that no other supplier can match our exceptional commitment to recycling. This is Flying Spares quality.


  • 12 months warranty

  • World’s largest stock of recycled parts

  • Over 20,000 recycled parts in stock

  • An invaluable source of rare and no longer available parts