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Oi! For England! Bentley Celebrates Anniversary With UK-Only Mulsanne 95

by on May.19, 2014, under Auto Review Specs

After spending World War I working on aircraft engines, W. O. Bentley established his automobile concern in 1919. Though his first production model didn`t hit British roads until 1921, the Volkswagen Group unit that bears his name is celebrating the 95th anniversary of their foundation with a UK-only, limited-edition Mulsanne.

 

 

Called simply the Mulsanne 95, the 15 cars to be sweated over by Bentley`s Mulliner division don`t feature a honking supercharger strapped to their engines, retro crazed-lacquer finishes, or Bentley Boys bobbleheads affixed to the dash.

 

Don`t be daft, man, if you want a gauche Bentley, you`d send it to Mansory. The 95s do, however, feature a subtly darkened Flying B hood ornament, fancy 3D-illuminated sill plates featuring a `ninety five` script flanked by stylized opposite corners of the Union Jack, and your choice of three colors: Britannia Blue, Empire Red, and Oxford White.

 

Perhaps the most notable aspect of the 15 cars to be constructed is the interior woodwork. The walnut veneer`s sourced from a huge tree that fell during a storm in Lincolnshire back in 2007. Estimated to be between 300 and 400 years old, the heavily figured wood pairs with blue-and-white two-tone leather featuring red stitching.

Oi! For England! Bentley Celebrates Anniversary With UK-Only Mulsanne 95

 

The bad news for us? Intenders will have to be comfortable with right-hand drive, because the automobiles will only be sold in the UK. It is, after all, only proper to pay a bit of exclusive tribute to the land that birthed you.

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