Bentley will be unveiling a three-strong showcase models handcrafted by Bentley Mulliner from 22 to 26 September at this year’s Salon Privé. As Bentley’s in-house bespoke and personal commissioning division, Bentley Mulliner now operates a trio of portfolios: Bentley Mulliner Classic, Bentley Mulliner Collections, and Bentley Mulliner Coachbuilt, to deliver exceptional craftsmanship across the Bentley model range. All three portfolios will be represented together for the first time at Salon Privé. A new member of the Mulliner Collections family will be unveiled, alongside the public debut for the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar and a post-restoration debut for one of the most famous Bentleys in history.
The Bentley Mulliner Classic portfolio will be represented by revealing the result of the last 12 months of work by a dedicated team of engineers and artisan craftspeople in restoring Bentley’s own Team Car, as raced by Sir Tim Birkin. After being unveiled digitally in March, the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar will make its public debut at Salon Privé. With only 12 examples of this striking model being created, Bentley ensures rarity and exclusivity. Each model will be handcrafted in Bentley Mulliner’s workshop in Crewe, according to the individual customer’s personal tastes. The Bacalar is the first car to be created as part of Bentley Mulliner’s new Coachbuilt portfolio.
The third branch of the business – Bentley Mulliner Collections – will continue to offer customers luxury derivatives of the core Bentley range, such as the new Continental GT Mulliner Convertible, as well as the opportunity to personalize their new Bentley. An expansive number of options is available across the full line-up of current production cars – from unique color-matched paint, hide and thread combinations, to bespoke feature content. The Collections portfolio will be represented by a new model, due to be announced the week before Salon Privé.
Bentley will also bring two very special cars from the Heritage Collection. Bentley’s own 1930 8-Litre that was previously the company car of W.O. Bentley himself, will be joined in that procession by perhaps the most iconic Mulliner-bodied car in history – the R-Type Continental of 1952, still considered one of the most beautiful cars of all time.
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