- GT Convertible pays homage to Bavaria
- Paint and other features extol Bavaian flag
- Rich folk, calm down! It’s a one-off for a show
CREWE, England – Bentley has created a unique Continental GT convertible ‘Bavaria Edition’ with body-modifier Mulliner that is said to have been inspired by the beauty of Germany’s Bavarian state.
The car was designed by Bentley’s director of design Stefan Sielaff,.
”This one-of-a-kind GT Convertible comes in our centenary year,” the automaker says, ”incorporates distinctive features into the world’s most luxurious Grand Tourer. Only one will be hand-built by Mulliner in Crewe and officially presented in an exclusive event at Bentley’s Munich retailer.”
The Bavarian-themed limited edition has” iconic” Bavarian colours with a Glacier White exterior paint and Imperial Blue roof – the pattern of the Bavarian province’s flag.
The flag pattern appears the front fender with blue and white enamel infills. There are 22” Mulliner ‘Driving Specification’ wheels and a bright chromed lower bumper grille.
The same flag is embroidered into the front head-restraints and there’s a Bentley Bavaria Edition treadplate inlay.
Finishing the cabin is a Mulliner Glacier White painted dual veneer with Imperial Blue leather. There is also linen contrast stitching and piping and stitching.
Mulliner exists to respond to the requirements of Bentley’s most discerning customers and can create any personalisation according to the customer’s choice.
FIRST SHOWCAR WAS FOR LONDON
The company’s roots date back to the 1500’s when it furnished horse-drawn carriages but then in 1923 it showcased work on a Bentley chassis, a two-seater, three-litre Bentley, for display at the Olympia Show in London.
That was four years after Bentley Motors was founded.
One of the most iconic of Bentleys came in 1953, the R Type Continental which in turn inspired the design of today’s Continental GT. In 1957 came the Continental Flying Spur, a special four-door sedan built on a Bentley Continental chassis.
Mulliner officially became part of Bentley Motors in 1959 and opened shop in Crewe.