The Mulliner division have created a special edition Mulsanne W.O to celebrate Bentley's centenary.
Added: 22 October 2018
To celebrate Bentley's Centenary, the Mulliner division have created a special edition Mulsanne W.O Edition to mark the occasion. Designed as a tribute to Bentley's founder, W.O. Bentley, it has been inspired by his own car, the original Bentley 8 Litre that launched in 1930 and is widely considered to be his finest creation. Production of the Mulsanne W.O. Edition will be limited to just 100 cars and even contains a part of W.O. Bentley's own car, allowing you the opportunity to own a piece of Bentley's history.
W.O Bentley's vision was "to build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class" and this has defined Bentley ever since, with the Mulsanne W.O. Edition continuing this. Every Mulsanne W.O Edition contains a piece of Bentley's history because at the heart of each model is a section of the crankshaft of W.O. Bentley's personal GK 706 8 Litre, coachbuilt by Mulliner in 1930.
20 years ago, the crankshaft in W.O Bentley's own 8 Litre had to be removed for mechanical reasons, but the Mulliner engineers were amazed to discover it used incredibly similar materials, engineering and production processes to the Bentley crankshafts made today. For the past 20 years, the crankshaft has been stored away and preserved, so the decision was made to use this piece of Bentley's history to mark a special occasion. The crankshaft was carefully divided into 100 unique pieces and each piece was meticulously set into the tray of the drinks cabinet between the rear seats of the Mulsanne W.O. Edition By Mulliner.
Inspired by Bentley's rich history, the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner features the classic design details of W.O. Bentley's 8 Litre but with the modern elegance that Bentley is renowned for. Capturing the glamorous spirit of the 1930s, the Mulsanne W.O. Edition cleverly incorporates the very latest technology without distracting from its classic design. Meticulous attention to detail is evident, from the expert Mulliner designers to the craftsman; the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner demonstrates Bentley's exquisite design and engineering.
The Mulsanne W.O. Edition is certain to become an iconic piece of Bentley's history with its luxurious design. The exterior features a chrome bonnet strip, the elegant Flying B Mascot that sits on the optional chrome radiator shell and grille and Onyx paintwork. The lower bumper will boast a subtle W.O. Bentley signature badge, with special centenary badges and commemorative treadplates inserts.
This unique edition has been inspired by the 1930s Art Deco era; the marquetry is made up of 419 elements and takes five days to complete. The specially selected veneers in opulent grey and darkest black create a striking appearance, and the iconic Bentley diamond patterned quilting frames the crankshaft window. Other features include the Heritage Hides available in a choice of four rich colours and the Mulliner cocktail cabinet between the rear seats with bespoke crystal glassware. The new heritage high-gloss seat back made from a leather similar to the finished used in the 1930s feature W.O. Bentley's signature, subtly embroidered into the seat back it adds the final touch to this special edition model.
Contact your local Harwoods Bentley dealership today for more information.
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