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Monday, March 05, 2012

The Original Corniche

We are all familiar with Corniches.

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And we love them.

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Here is the first one, a 1939 MkV Bentley bodied by Van Vooren of Paris with a streamlined sports saloon body.

Bentley MkV Corniche

A car, in which no ingredient for effortless travel was lacking and for which series production was envisaged. They called it Corniche.



Unfortunately only her ignition keys survived a German bomb attack on the docks of Dieppe when she was heading back to 'Blighty'.



The name has lived on, as does a Bentley MKV Corniche recreation here.

(Posted by David Irvine)

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