During the Techno-Classica in Essen, an important event for classic car, Bentley will present the latest edition of its most luxurious and representative model, Bentley Mulsanne Speed Blue Train . The justification for presenting such a modern car in Essen is that celebrates the Bentley Speed Six in 1930 won a famous bet the famous train nicknamed “Blue Train”.
The Blue Train Bentley Mulsanne Speed stands out for its exclusivity, since only Crewe fabricate four units for the European market . How could it be otherwise, craftsmanship is very present in this special issue, by the most skilled craftsmen of the division of customization Mulliner . There are several historical references and reinterpretations of that Bentley Speed Six winner.
Inside inserts wood doors remind the original model, while on wood dashboard can see the clear picture of the model pays tribute to this special edition of the Mulsanne. The front grille is also inspired by the model of 85 years and commemorative plaques Special Edition has the inscription “Blue Train 85 Years”.
Other details such as alloy wheels 21 “retractable winged B inscribed with the special edition at its base, the headrest Silhouette Speed Six embroidered. In addition, the first of these four units will be delivered with a luxury picnic set consisting of cutlery, crockery and glassware Exclusivity.
The Bentley Arnage had its special edition Blue Train in 2005
The origin of this special edition goes back 85 years ago, with the captain Woolf Barnato , then president of Bentley, as the protagonist. Hosted in Cannes, a friend made a bet, was not able to reach his London club and have a drink before you do the Calais-Méditerranée Express , known as “Blue Train”. By the time the train arrived in Calais, Barnato was four minutes exclusive London club, having made an average of 70 km / h on the roads of the time. Of those four minutes out four special units.
Source – Bentley
From 347,520 euro
Section Speed Blue Train Bentley Mulsanne, recalling the race against a train was originally published in Current Motor.