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Friday, June 25, 2010

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

So here it is. After a bit of a delay in posting this car, here is the beautiful Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

Proper Italian coachbuilding. That is to create a special body car that is not part of the standard range,

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring
And they have certainly achieved it.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring
The Shooting Brake body is designed for use by 'hunters and other sportsmen such as golfers, riders, and polo players requiring easy access to larger storage areas than offered by the typical automobile boot' according to wikipedia.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

So it is perfect for a Bentley, being the sporting man's Rolls-Royce.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

There certainly looks like there is appropriate room.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

The rear tail lamps do look proper, but different. What they have done here is use the Speed version rear lamps and mounted then under the panel, only exposing the oval lamps. It is a great effect.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

And close up.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

These profile shots below do highlight just how well designed this Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring is.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

Now here is some interesting info.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

The Flying Star is not based on a Continental GT but on the convertible the Continental GTC.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

The convertible required a lot less work, as there was limited cutting and dismantling of say a roof as there was not one there!

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

With the rear seats down, there is room for plenty.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

Hopefully there is enough room to take your girlfriend or boyfriend shopping.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

The car is a Speed version. Steering wheel style is the hint in this photo. I like the Touring logo key ring in the ignition.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

Now to the interesting part. What would it like to be in the back.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

Well here you can see. It looks like Touring of Milan did a fantastic job.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

The car is approved by Bentley Motors Crewe, and does come with a factory warranty.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

The detail of the finishings are quite well resolved.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

And functional too.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

In talking about functionality, well sometimes if the mood is right, and you can not find a hotel room...

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

The Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring seems like the perfect place for it.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

Quite comfortable and enjoyable. And a little risqué.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

Here are the keys to ride.

Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring

I do like modern coachbuilding!

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