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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

CW1 House

Bentley has officially opened 'CW1 House'.
A purpose built flagship showroom concept at the home of Bentley in Crewe.

In the near future, the striking new design of CW1 House will be rolled out across Bentley's global dealer network, with the brand opening major flagship showrooms in major cities around the world including Dubai, Beijing, Los Angeles and London.

Wolfgang Durheimer, Chairman and CEO, Bentley Motors commented:
"Bentley gives customers around the world a bold, clear and contemporary interpretation of our vision and brand values, bringing our design language, craftsmanship and attention to detail into even sharper focus."

Kevin Rose Member of the Board for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, added, "One of our great strengths is the luxurious degree of choice we offer our customers, so that every Bentley is tailored and individual. Our new showrooms, in particular the Mulliner Suite bring these choices to life, enabling customers to see and feel the breadth of what we can do - immersing them in the world of Bentley and fuelling their creativity. It offers a visualisation of the most exclusive customer experience."

CW1 House gets its distinctive name from the postal code of the Bentley Factory. The new design takes inspiration from the company's 95 year history, while drawing on influences from the best in contemporary luxury.

The luxurious materials which adorn every Bentley have been integrated into CW1's design. The showroom carpets are made from the same rich lamb's wool used in Bentley's  interiors, the furniture is trimmed in Bentley leather and Mulliner areas are enveloped by contemporary solid oak panels.

CW1 House contains the full model range with a dedicated personalisation area, bespoke Mulliner room and boutique, giving you a clear window into the world of the Bentley brand. All visitors are welcome to CW1 House during the hours of Monday-Thursday 9:00-17:00, Friday 9:00-12:00. 

All information from Bentley Motors' website.

(Posted by David Irvine -)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

A Bentley Phantom...?

Vantage Motorworks has a very interesting car for sale.
It sure looks like a Phantom...

James Young styling cues.

But look at the grille.

A James Young bodied 1964 LWB Bentley S3 looking very like a Rolls-Royce Phantom of that period...

They nickname it as the 'Baby Phantom'.

VERY interesting, indeed.


The subject of a high quality restoration carried out by a highly respected facility to the order of its meticulous most recent owner, it is the first of only 6 right hand drive examples, two of which were delivered as non-division saloon versions. This excellent performer will be a fine addition to any connoisseur's stable.
Finished in the traditional livery of Brewster Green with Tan Connolly hides complemented by especially interesting highly polished interior veneers, it is currently being reviewed and prepared in our workshops so as to provide its next owner countless miles of enjoyment. The installation of efficient correctly ducted air conditioning is scheduled as part of those services.
Correct handbook complete tools in fine condition and copies of the factory records accompany the vehicle.

Another one to add to my 'imaginary dream garage'....
(Posted by David Irvine)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Greetings from Canada

Wishing all our followers a very Merry Christmas!

(Posted by David Irvine)

Monday, December 22, 2014

In the Year 1981

Here are some scans of my 1981 Silver Spirit brochure.

Ooops. Some piece of paper got on there somehow..

Full four page spread. I had to photograph this one. Scanner too small....

(Posted by David Irvine)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Boys of '94.

Back in 1994, these lads were making your car...

Tony Gott, head of product development.

Dave Eaton, engine assembly,

Colin Brandon, senior electronics development engineer.

Mike Lewis, senior development engineer.

Graham Hull, chief stylist.

Trevor Gay, Mulliner Park Ward.

Shaun Farrell, coach trimmer at Mulliner Park Ward.

Derek Rowland, test driver (Lucky man)

Ashley Wickham, team leader - engine development.

Pete Woodbridge, motor car assembly.

Simon Collin, senior chassis development engineer.

And Derek Gardner,body and trim. (Looking suspiciously similar to Simon Collin..)

The main men.
Applause please.

(Posted by David Irvine)

"Silver Shadow Sandwich on Ford Granada, please... No butter."

A long lost old shot of mine I just came across from 1977 London.

(Posted by David Irvine)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Black T

Oh, I'm sure it is...

But this is a black 'T'  Rodd Sala has up for grabs.

Nice, nice, nice...

"More T vicar?"

Remember, 'Good for the Heart'.

" Done, to a T..." as they say.

Idiom: To a T

'If something is done to a T, it is done perfectly.'

(Posted by David 'T' Irvine)

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