Take a peek at the 2011 Grand Bentley
“The reason I bought a Bentley was because of its exceptional performance in all respects on the road. Such features…leave nothing to be desired.” A memorable quote from Noel Van Raalte, W.O. Bentley’s first customer, mostly because he said it in October 1921. Imagine the heady decadence of driving in 1921. It was certainly long before the days of the average family two car garage. At that time there were over 1800 automobile factories in the United States alone and Henry Ford’s workers were churning out Model Ts in Michigan. Meanwhile, W.O Bentley was refining the bespoke automobile distinguished by personal performance in the quaint English countryside. In some ways, Bentley is still operating along the same parameters –unhurried in the desire to make a refined automobile. They’ve planted the seed with their new teaser of the flagship vehicle to secede the Arnage for a new generation of motoring — a detail of handcrafted eloquence. We await final word from Crewe.
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